San Diego City Council approves hotel purchases for homeless housing

San Diego City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved the purchase of two hotels that within two months could become permanent homes for 400 people now at a temporary shelter at the Convention Center.

While no one knows when the venue again will be used for conventions, ending the shelter prepares the city for when that day finally comes. The city opened the shelter in April out of fears that

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SAU 16 Joint Board approves $2.5M SAU operations budget – News –

EXETER — The SAU 16 Joint Board approved the 2020-21 SAU operations budget after a public hearing and board meeting on Sept. 28.

The $2,552,591 budget represents an increase of .68%, or $17,245.83, over the current year’s budget. It was approved by the Joint Board by a vote of 28-2.

About 91% of the budget is contractual and

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Vancouver council approves $30 million to house homeless people in vacant hotels, apartment buildings

Vancouver city council has approved $30 million to house people who are homeless in hotels and commercial sites.

The plan will allow the city to buy or lease units in vacant hotels, apartment buildings and single-room occupancy buildings to provide emergency relief for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the motion Thursday night following a meeting that stretched for more than 12 hours and

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Rutgers University approves revised $4.45 billion budget


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The Rutgers Board of Governors on Tuesday approved a revised $4.45 billion budget for 2020-21.

It adjusts for restored proposed cuts in state support; a loss of dining, housing and other revenues and cost increases related to the pandemic.

The amended budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1 includes $86.6 million in state

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Baltimore City Council approves worker recall bill over law department, hotel industry objections

The Baltimore City Council on Monday passed legislation aimed at protecting hospitality workers’ jobs, despite objections from the city’s law department and the hotel industry.

The bill would require hospitality businesses to hire laid-off workers once they reopen. Thousands of housekeepers, banquet servers and other employees have lost their jobs as the industry suffers from the coronavirus pandemic and related shutdowns.

The council also passed a second, less-contested bill that

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B’ham City Council approves 2021 budget after 5-hour meeting filled with debate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – In a 6-3 vote, the Birmingham City Council adopted Mayor Randall Woodfin’s 2021 budget Tuesday night.

a man holding a sign: 158 full and part-time Birmingham Public Library workers will be furloughed indefinitely on Friday, so this morning’s protest was a Hail Mary to get city leaders to have a change of heart.

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158 full and part-time Birmingham Public Library workers will be furloughed indefinitely on Friday, so this morning’s protest was a Hail Mary to get city leaders to have a change of heart.

The meeting started at 5:30 p.m. and chugged along past 10 p.m. as

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La Vista approves latest biennial budget | Papillion

La Vista has approved its latest biennial budget at the Sept. 15 City Council meeting.

While both years of the biennial budget are adopted in the first year, it is always amended and updated for the second fiscal year to adjust for revenue estimates, establish tax rates and reflect any major changes.

The proposed budget is $47.15 million in fiscal year 2021 and $53.91 million in FY21 in all funds.

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Springfield city council approves up to $12 million budget for airport hangar

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Springfield city council approved a budget of up to $12 million that would be used for construction of a new hangar at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.

Approximately $10.4 million covers the cost of construction, while the remainder will cover other costs, including: paying the company which designed the hangar, paying the inspectors who oversee construction and financing fees.


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Douglas County panel approves proposed budget

However, the tax rate for county services will be down slightly because of higher property values.

The average tax rate across the county will drop to $4.41 per $1,000 of property value, down from $4.72 in 2020. Towns and villages pay a higher tax rate to cover the cost of library services and bridge aid.

“From net new construction, this is the highest we’ve seen in ever,” said Ann Doucette,

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City Council approves protections for Obama Center’s neighbors, tightens regulations on vacation rentals

Four months ago, Woodlawn residents fearful of being displaced by the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park staged a day-long sit-in outside the mayor’s office to pressure Mayor Lori Lightfoot to deliver the community benefits ordinance she promised during the campaign.

They turned up the heat on City Hall in June by building a tent city in a vacant Woodlawn lot.

On Wednesday, the City Council delivered protections falling far

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Wellington approves vacation rental ordinance

While the new ordinance gathers many of the village’s existing rules in one place, it places caps on parking and occupancy.

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WELLINGTON — Properties offered up as vacation rentals in Wellington now face limits on how many people can stay and park at the locations at one time under a new ordinance approved Tuesday.

The Village Council voted unanimously in support of the ordinance,

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German Cabinet Approves Second-Highest Net New Debt in 2021 Budget | Investing News

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German cabinet on Wednesday approved Finance Minister Olaf Scholz’s draft budget for next year which envisages net new debt of 96.2 billion euros ($112.6 billion) to finance further measures to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

The additional borrowing marks the second-highest amount of net new debt in Europe’s largest economy since the end of World War Two and comes after the government already took on record high

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Rajasthan govt approves free travel to Haridwar for ashes immersion

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Rajasthan roadways will now take passengers going to Haridwar, for immersion of ashes of their deceased family members in the Ganga river, free of cost after chief minister Ashok Gehlot approved the ‘Moksha Kalash Yojana-2020’ to be run by the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC).

RSRTC will be the nodal agency for implementing the scheme while the expenses will be borne by the Devasthan

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Webb County Commissioners Court approves budget

LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) – Last week, Webb County Commissioners Court approved the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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County budget

The outcome was not good; they are expecting a shortfall of several millions of dollars compared to this past year’s budget.

However, county officials say they have a plan and are turning a negative into a positive.

According to Webb County Judge Tano Tijerina,

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Chicago Approves Crack Down On Vacation Rental ‘Party Houses’

CHICAGO — A new ordinance approved by the Chicago City Council on Wednesday places tougher regulations on vacation rentals and aims to put a stop to rented “party houses.”

The ordinance will be implemented and enforced by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP). In a news release, the council said it will prohibit visitors from booking vacation rentals for one night only.

The ordinance also requires the

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