Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of anti-homelessness ordinance that would impact roughly 40,000 unhoused Angelenos

The LA City Council passed an ordinance that would prohibit homeless encampments in some areas of the city. The measure restricts “sitting, lying, or sleeping or storing, using, maintaining, or placing personal property in the public right-of-way.” The measure passed Wednesday in a 13-2 vote, but LA Mayor Garcetti still has the power to veto…

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Minneapolis City Council Advances Plan to Wipe Out Police

Despite record-breaking crime spikes, the Minneapolis City Council is advancing a plan to give voters the authority to replace police.  This year, a new political committee called Yes 4 Minneapolis gathered signatures to put a question on the ballot whether to amend the city’s charter, Just the News reports.  The proposal asks voters if they…

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Oakland City Council Votes 6-1 in Approval for Athletics’ New Stadium Term Sheet

The Oakland City Council voted 6-1 (with one abstention) in favor of a non-binding term sheet for a $12 billion development at Howard Terminal that would…

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Brent Council plots #3.8m datacentre revamp to protect IT infrastructure from cyber attacks

pressmaster – Local authority is embarking on a multi-faceted datacentre revamp to protect it from cyber criminals and ensure it can bounce back more quickly from potential outages By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 18 Jun 2021 12:24 Brent Council is embarking on a £3.8m datacentre revamp, which will include an urgent upgrade…

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U.N. Security Council calls for’full adherence’ into Gaza cease-fire, instant humanitarian aid

A woman gestures after finding her home collapsed after the cease-fire brokered by Egypt between Israel and Hamas in Beit Hanoun, Gaza on May 21, 2021.Mustafa Hassona | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesThe U.N. Security Council on Saturday called for a “full adherence” to the cease-fire in Gaza and urged immediate humanitarian aid for Palestinian…

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L.A. City Council Member Mike Bonin Proposes Homeless Shelters on Local Beaches

Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin has proposed sheltering the city’s growing homeless populations in facilities at local beaches on the Pacific Ocean, provoking the ire of local residents who rely on the beaches for recreation. Touting what he calls an “everything in” approach to homelessness, Bonin posted his plan last week, which includes a…