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  • Costa Mesa workers OK $24.7 million annual contract; lower pay for new hires

    The Costa Mesa City Council announced Tuesday that the municipal workers union has ratified an employment agreement, a move that brings the yearlong, sometimes contentious negotiation process closer to the finish line. The new Costa Mesa City...
  • Tinley Park trustees approve term limit referendum

    Tinley Park trustees approve term limit referendum
    This fall, Tinley Park residents will again be asked to vote on whether the village should institute term limits for its elected officials. Tinley's board voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a binding referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot asking...
  • Apopka on path to allow Sunday liquor sales

    Apopka on path to allow Sunday liquor sales
    Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that would relax the strictest ban on Sunday liquor sales in Central Florida. Orange County's second-largest city is the only community in Central Florida that forbids the sale of beer,...
  • Plan To Eliminate Middletown City Treasurer Sparks Debate

    MIDDLETOWN — A proposal by the charter revision commission to eliminate the elected city treasurer post has initiated a debate over the merits of the position. At a public hearing Monday on the charter commission's proposal, Bishop William...
  • Mayor Garcetti reaffirms support for Chief Beck amid new revelation

    Mayor Garcetti reaffirms support for Chief Beck amid new revelation
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reaffirmed his support Wednesday for Police Chief Charlie Beck in the face of new revelations about the LAPD's purchase of a horse from his daughter. Despite repeated claims by Beck that he played no role in that...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't weigh in on investigation of City Council ally

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't weigh in on investigation of City Council ally
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel would not say Wednesday whether it was appropriate for his City Council leader to push through an ordinance that limited the power of a city watchdog who a week earlier had opened an investigation into the alderman. The Tribune...
  • Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising

    Chicago aldermen reduce oversight of their campaign fundraising
    The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.  ...
  • Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job

    Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job
    Baltimore finance director Harry Black is resigning to become the city manager of Cincinnati — the latest of at least six high-level departures from City Hall in a year. A Park Heights native, Black had been the city’s finance director for...
  • Family of woman fatally hit by car on Venice boardwalk files lawsuit

    Family of woman fatally hit by car on Venice boardwalk files lawsuit
    The family of an Italian woman fatally struck by a car on the crowded Venice Beach boardwalk claims in a lawsuit that the city and county of Los Angeles failed to provide adequate protection for pedestrians on the busy walkway. Attorneys for the parents...
  • City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year

    City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year
    It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes. “The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan is heartfelt but unworkable [Letter]

    Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan is heartfelt but unworkable [Letter]
    Thank you for your thoughtful, balanced editorial on Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's recent discussion of poverty ("Ryan's safety net," July 28). A quick read of Congressman Ryan's proposal show his appreciation of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit as an...