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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San Diego City Council to purchase 2 hotels for homeless housing

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council took a major step Tuesday in its fight against homelessness, approving the purchase of two former hotel properties to create 332 permanent units for more than 400 San Diegans currently experiencing homelessness.

The council, which voted 9-0, approved spending $67 million for a former Residence Inn in the Hotel Circle area and $39.5 million for a former Residence Inn in the Kearny

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Coronavirus: Council leader urges residents to think before travelling North

THE leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has said that he believes any new lockdown measure will be “limited” in this area, but warns of the risks of travelling North.

When asked by the Gazette about new lockdown announcements expected from central government later today, Cllr Ken Rhatigan said: “I think, hopefully, the measures we have taken to remain a low Covid case area mean that any restrictions are … Read More

City council to vote Tuesday on buying hotels for homeless housing

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other civic leaders gathered Monday to urge the City Council to vote Tuesday to purchase two hotels for housing hundreds of homeless San Diegans.

Faulconer, who was joined by City Council President Georgette Gomez, Councilmember Chris Ward and San Diego Housing Commission President and CEO Richard C. Gentry, asked that the council purchase the Residence Inn Hotel Circle and Residence Inn Kearny

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Candidates For San Diego City Council District 1 Disagree On Short-Term Rentals

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Above: A sign lays on the ground with its message in opposition of short term vacation rentals, July 17, 2018.

Though it’s officially non-partisan, the San Diego City Council will stay in control of Democrats after the November election. Only two out of the five open council seats feature races between a Republican and a Democrat.

One of them is San Diego City Council District One.

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Council worker honoured for helping homeless people into safe accommodation

Ajitha Sajeev

A council worker who helped bring more than 200 homeless people into safe accommodation at the start of the coronavirus lockdown has been honoured by the Queen.

Ajitha Sajeev, who has worked at Newham Council for 30 years, helped 191 people off the streets and 40 people out of shared accommodation including night shelters to keep them safe from Covid-19.

The London council acquired accommodation in four hotels

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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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City Council committee advances proposal to buy hotels for homeless people

A city proposal to buy two hotels to house up to 400 homeless people cleared a hurdle Wednesday with unanimous approval from the San Diego Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

Not everybody is on board with the idea, however. Public comments during the meeting, held remotely with people calling in, found a few Mission Valley residents had concerns about the city’s plan to convert a Marriot Residence Inn near

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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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Johnson: Divided Birmingham City Council struggles to find consensus on stark city budget

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They didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, only seven weeks or so to devise a game plan. A strategy. Anything to combat the $63 million behemoth staring them—staring all of us—dead in the face.

The $63 million revenue shortfall that spawned

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Clear Lake City Council raises vacation rental fees by 233 percent | Latest News

Flory said Clear Lake currently has about 50 vacation and short-term rentals permitted within the city, and he anticipates that number to grow.

The City Council unanimously approved a service partnership agreement with Bergland and Cram to inspect and review all vacation rental properties in Clear Lake to ensure they’re compliant with local, state and national residential building codes.

Per the agreement, it will coordinate inspection times, complete inspections and

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Divided Birmingham City Council yet to find consensus to address a stark budget

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They didn’t have a lot of time to prepare, only six weeks or so to devise a game plan. A strategy. Anything to combat the $63 million behemoth staring them—staring all of us—dead in the face.

The $63 million revenue shortfall that spawned Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s contentious, long-delayed, COVID-19-pummelled $412 million FY21 budget.


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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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WATCH NOW: Congressional candidate Cameron Webb, Danville City Council hopefuls come together at NAACP event to stress voting | Local News

Among Saturday’s attendees included Robin Scott King, the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and L. Louise Lucas, the president pro tem of the Senate of Virginia. Lucas spoke to the crowd briefly before introducing, and offering her endorsement of, Cameron Webb, the Democratic candidate running to represent Virginia’s 5th Congressional District in November.

Webb told the crowd about his background — as a child of Central

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Woodland Park City Council starts budget hearings, debates funding level of Main Street program | Pikes Peak Courier

The Woodland Park City Council started its Sept. 24 budget work session trying to decide how much funding the city should give to its Main Street Program.

The Woodland Park Main Street Program is one of only 22 in the state. The program is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Historical Trust and is administered by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

Main Street cities start out as

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Dubai Tourism Provides Leading Tour Operators Key Insights Into New Executive Council Resolution on Tourist Camps

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) held a virtual meeting with leading tour operators to discuss a range of new guidelines that are being developed for tourist camps across the city that will positively impact the business of travel companies, further enhance the tourism experience and reinforce Dubai’s position as a must-visit destination. The new features that will be rolled out for tourist camps is based on

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Ventura council candidates talk housing, short-term vacation rentals


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City Council candidates in Ventura’s District 7 differed on what type of housing should be a priority as they answered questions about their positions at a recent online forum held by the League of Women Voters.

The city should focus on getting houses rebuilt that burned in the Thomas Fire and worry less about bringing in additional condos or

Read More | City Council Reviews Priority List for 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan

Economic development services for arts-oriented small businesses, galleries and more are on the priority list for the 2021 Arts Commission Work Plan, a report Santa Clarita City Council members reviewed Tuesday.

The work plan, developed by the Santa Clarita Arts Commission and adopted by the City Council in September 2016, lays out the city’s priorities around all things arts under the Arts Master Plan, a long-term roadmap for cultural development

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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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