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  • City financial disclosure forms now posted online

    City financial disclosure forms now posted online
    For the first time, financial disclosure forms for nearly 1,900 Baltimore government officials will be online for public inspection, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Monday. Individuals will be able to search online for loans, family income...
  • Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations

    Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations
    Nominations have dried up for my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters and Mount Rushmores for the greatest Hall of Famers ever and the greatest men and women from the Lehigh Valley. In fact, the only Hall of Fame mail I've received in the...
  • Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

    Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform
    Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump money into reforming major problem areas, including the jails and foster care system, while expanding county medical staffs to manage the transition to federal healthcare reform. As...
  • Laurel Council votes to join new regional transportation agency

    Laurel Council votes to join new regional transportation agency
    The Laurel City Council approved an ordinance this week that makes the city part of the new Regional Transit Agency aimed at replacing nonprofit Central Maryland Regional Transit. The council voted unanimously to join the new agency, spearheaded by...
  • You can fight city hall — and should [Letter]

    You can fight city hall — and should [Letter]
    It's not a terribly important story, is it? A few disgruntled truck owners parked in an ambiguously signed area on desolate Southwestern Boulevard receive costly parking tickets from Baltimore City ("Truckers say city ticketed them for parking in...
  • Audit faults Cudahy as government in chaos

    Audit faults Cudahy as government in chaos
    When three city officials were arrested trying to shake down a marijuana dispensary owner, Cudahy was branded a town where bribes were routine and elections were rigged. On Tuesday, state officials added one more indignity to Cudahy's battered...
  • Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler. Eastside resident Geoff West alluded to the Nazi dictator in an...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Council delays vote on apartments

    The Costa Mesa City Council this week delayed a vote on a luxury apartment complex in a predominantly commercial area near John Wayne Airport. Before Tuesday's meeting, city staff and the developer of the proposed 240-unit complex at 125 E. Baker St....
  • New York Mayor Names Producer Cynthia Lopez Film Czar

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Cynthia Lopez as the city's film czar, Variety has learned. Lopez will take over immediately as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, replacing Katherine Oliver who stepped down...
  • L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says

    L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says
    Los Angeles faces budget deficits through 2018 even if elected officials keep a lid on spending and secure new concessions from the workforce, the top financial analyst at City Hall warned Thursday. In a memo to the City Council, City Administrative...