PUBLISHED: 10:23 05 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:32 05 May 2018 David Hannant Labour councillors Matthew and Erin Fulton-McAlister. Picture: David Hannant Archant With the votes counted and dust settled on Norwich City Council’s latest election, a string of new councillors are preparing to take their seats in City Hall. Labour councillor Cavan Stewart. Picture; David Hannant Among them are a husband and wife duo, a former ICT teacher and a former NHS nurse. With Labour gaining five seats from the Green Party and fielding new candidates in some wards, there are eight new councillors taking on seats. Among these are husband and wife Matthew and Erin Fulton-McAlister, who will be representing the University and Wensum wards respectively. Mr Fulton-McAlister, 27, said: “It is very overwhelming and a wonderful honour to represent the area I lived in for so long and to represent the city of Norwich. Labour councillor Jo Smith. Picture: David Hannant “I lived here … [Read more...] about Norwich City Council Elections 2018: Meet the eight new faces at City Hall
Chicago’s most famous rooftop garden sits atop City Hall, an 11-story office building in the Loop. City Hall and the adjacent Cook County building appear to most people as one building spanning a city block bounded by LaSalle, Randolph, Clark and Washington streets. First planted in 2000, the City Hall rooftop garden was conceived as a demonstration project – part of the City’s Urban Heat Island Initiative – to test the benefits of green roofs and how they affect temperature and air quality. The garden consists of 20,000 plants of more than 150 species, including shrubs, vines and two trees. The plants were selected for their ability to thrive in the conditions on the roof, which is exposed to the sun and can be windy and arid. Most are prairie plants native to the Chicago region. Like all green roofs, the City Hall rooftop garden improves air quality, conserves energy, reduces stormwater runoff and helps lessen the urban heat island effect. The garden’s … [Read more...] about Chicago City Hall Rooftop Garden
Mission Beach will get a second weekly trash pick-up this summer to fight swarming flies.Last-minute lobbying won’t be required because the money is already in the city budget.City leaders support the second pick-up despite concerns raised by City Attorney Mara Elliott.Mission Beach community leaders won’t have to fight City Hall this spring to avoid a return of the buzzing flies that have swarmed the popular tourist community in recent years.The proposed budget unveiled last week by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer includes $70,000 for a second weekly trash pick-up in the community during summer months.The second trash pick-up was eliminated during budget cuts in 2010, leading to six consecutive summers in which the fly problem persisted, with some seeing damage to the tourism economy, demand for vacation rentals and business at outdoor restaurants.Community leaders and Councilwoman Lorie Zapf of Bay Ho managed to revive the second trash pick-up for summer 2016 by … [Read more...] about Mission Beach avoids return of swarming flies without City Hall fight
Thomas Beaumont and Bill Barrow, Associated Press Updated 10:43 pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Photo: Denis Poroy, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the presidential race in 2020, is hoping to show party activists that his experience running a city can preview success on the national scene. He planned to make his debut in Iowa on April 13, talking to union carpenters, seeing representatives from the Asian, Latino and LBGTQ communities and headlining a county party dinner. less FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego. Garcetti, like other Democratic mayors considering the ... more … [Read more...] about Will Democrats pluck the next president from city hall?
By Tim Grobaty | [email protected] | Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: April 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm | UPDATED: April 12, 2018 at 7:13 pm The morning after his easy Tuesday night victory to serve a second term as mayor of Long Beach, Robert Garcia announced his intention to leave City Hall in less than a month. In his first interview after his re-election, Garcia was enjoying breakfast at Berlin Bistro. Starting in early May, he said, “I am literally literally not going to be in City Hall, except for council meetings, for nine weeks.” Instead, Garcia is hitting the bricks in every part of his city, one week per district, numerically, starting in his home district downtown in the nine weeks leading up to the official start of his second term as mayor in July. “Every day, I’m loaded with meetings in city hall, with the city manager, the police and fire chiefs, director of public works, everybody,” said Garcia. “For nine weeks, I’m forcing them out of City … [Read more...] about Long Beach mayor to take a 9-week break from City Hall to come to your house