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CityNews Alert: Tax Debate in DC Threatens Local Government

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:55

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" currently being debated in Washington includes several provisions of concern to local government.

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Editorial: Protect Local Government and the Middle Class

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:05

The federal tax proposal unfairly targets California and its middle class.

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Marysville Police Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Claims

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:13

Some of the details were revealed as part of an investigation into the mysterious death of the chief's wife.

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Palo Alto Hires New Police Chief

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:00

Palo Alto has hired a new top cop. Robert A. Jonsen, who currently serves as Chief of Police in Menlo Park, was named head of the Palo Alto Police Department Monday.

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CalPERS Wants Law That Would Force Cities to Notify At-Risk Pensioners

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:56

CalPERS wants local governments to deliver the bad news when they decide to exit the pension fund.

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ACLU Slams Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Bakersfield Police in New Report

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:34
The civil rights group found systemic abuse within the Kern County Sheriff’s and Bakersfield Police departments.Tags: BakersfieldpoliceFeaturedlegal
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Los Angeles Gets a New Communications Director

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:31

Suzi Emmerling has a background in progressive causes and national politics.

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Adelanto Councilman Facing Federal Arson and Bribery Charges

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:17

Adelanto Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright is accused of taking bribes and planning to burn down his business for the insurance money. 

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Is L.A. Fudging Its Crime Statistics? Shocking Allegations Rock LAPD.

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:08

A captain with the LAPD has alleged a “complex and elaborate coverup” of crime statistics. Police Chief Charlie Beck calls the claim outrageous.

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State's First Transgender Council Member Elected in Palm Springs

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:03

The Palm Springs City Council is now 100% LGBT.

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WalletHub Ranks Best and Worst Cities for Veterans

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:56

In honor of Veterans Day, WalletHub has turned its attention to those who have served our country so valiantly and selflessly.

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93-Year-Old WWII Vet Unseats Mayor in New Jersey

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:47

Vito Perillo's Veterans Day gift came early this year. 

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Election Day: Measures and Races to Watch

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 03:05

It’s Election Day for many voters in California. And while these off-cycle races may be typically low-key, a number of candidates and issues are making waves.

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Ex-Compton Official Sentenced to Prison

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:47

Salvador Galvan, the former deputy treasurer of Compton, was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison Friday for embezzling more than $3.7 million in taxpayer funds.

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Huntington Beach Council Members Look to Censure Colleague

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:41

Billy O'Connell says he's seen allegations that could compromise city officials. City officials say he never should have brought it up.

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FPPC Clears Palm Springs of Wrongdoing After Mailer Controversy

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:32

The probe surrounded city mailers on a new sales tax measure and marijuana tax ordinance.

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Think Before You Tweet: Social Media Basics for Local Government Officials

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:26

Social media presents elected officials with a tempting but sometimes risky platform for communicating with constituents. This educational and entertaining webinar focuses on the First Amendment, the Public Records Act, and the Brown Act.

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Investigation Into Alameda Councilmembers Now Underway

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 05:54
Two Alameda city councilmembers who allegedly tried to pressure City Manager Jill Keimach to hire their union-backed choice for fire chief are now officially under investigation.Tags: Featuredinvestigationalamedacity councillabor unions
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