NYC legal payments jump 38% in past year to whopping $794M

NYC legal payments jump 38% in past year to whopping 4M

Apparently, you can fight City Hall. Taxpayers shelled out a whopping $794.4 million in legal judgments and claims during the fiscal year ending June 30 – up 38% from the $575.9 million paid out during the previous 12 months, according to Mayor Adams’ management report released two weeks ago. The Law Department said it’s unaware … Read more

Rick Caruso unveils ‘small business bill of rights’ as LA mayor’s race approaches final weeks

Rick Caruso unveils ‘small business bill of rights’ as LA mayor’s race approaches final weeks

SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles mayoral candidate Rick Caruso on Tuesday unveiled his plan to help small businesses, which he says haven’t just been hurt by the pandemic but also by crime and homelessness. Caruso said he started as a small business owner and has small businesses at his properties, which he … Read more

Barkly Mayor Jeffrey McLaughlin steps down while facing drug charges

Barkly Mayor Jeffrey McLaughlin steps down while facing drug charges

The mayor of a remote Northern Territory region is stepping down while he faces drug charges laid this week. Jeffrey McLaughlin was arrested and charged in Tennant Creek on Monday He said he would step down to avoid “detracting” from council’s work Deputy Mayor Dianne Stokes will step in until further notice Barkly Mayor Jeffrey … Read more

Former Central Coast mayor and homelessness advocate Laurie Maher awaits verdict in child sex abuse trial

Former Central Coast mayor and homelessness advocate Laurie Maher awaits verdict in child sex abuse trial

A New South Wales court has heard a former well-known mayor, Order of Australia recipient and homelessness advocate used his “clear power” over vulnerable boys to sexually assault them in the 1970s and ’80s. Key points: Laurie Maher, 84, is fighting multiple child sex offences dating back four decades He is on trial for the alleged … Read more

King says ‘encouraging’ policing plans for Operation London Bridge are working

King says ‘encouraging’ policing plans for Operation London Bridge are working

T he King has told officers it is “encouraging” that policing plans for Operation London Bridge are working during a visit to a Metropolitan Police base. Charles was given a tour of the Metropolitan Police Service Special Operations Room on Saturday, where he met and thanked emergency service workers for their efforts ahead of the … Read more

Karen Bass home break-in: 2 arrested in connection with break-in, theft of guns from Los Angeles home of mayoral candidate

Karen Bass home break-in: 2 arrested in connection with break-in, theft of guns from Los Angeles home of mayoral candidate

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Two people are in custody in connection with a break-in at Rep. Karen Bass’ home, Los Angeles police confirmed Wednesday evening. Two firearms were stolen Friday from the Baldwin Vista area home of the L.A. mayoral candidate, authorities said. It’s unclear if police recovered the guns. In the aftermath of the … Read more

Ultra Low Emissions Zone to be London-Wide by 2023 Envirotech Online

Ultra Low Emissions Zone to be London-Wide by 2023 Envirotech Online

Ever since the end of the first national stay-at-home order in 2020, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been wrestling with London’s prospects for meeting its commitment to carbon neutrality. At this point, he had a decade – the deadline was 2030. A challenge, for sure, but not insurmountable. In the short-term, however, there … Read more

Former mayor Debbie Wisby escapes penalty for renting property to council employees through Airbnb

Former mayor Debbie Wisby escapes penalty for renting property to council employees through Airbnb

A former Tasmanian mayor found guilty of breaching the state’s local government act by renting out her visitor accommodation to two council employees has avoided punishment.  Key points: Debbie Wisby resigned as mayor in July 2020, almost two years after she was elected She rented out her Airbnb to the acting general managers at a … Read more

Los Angeles mayor’s race: Caruso accuses Bass campaign of hacking, sending email from purported whistleblower

Los Angeles mayor’s race: Caruso accuses Bass campaign of hacking, sending email from purported whistleblower

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — In a strange turn of events Thursday, reporters who RSVP’d to a Rick Caruso mayoral campaign event received an email purporting to be from a campaign whistleblower, disparaging Caruso. “We got hacked, most likely from the Bass campaign,” Caruso said at an afternoon news conference, referring to his opponent in the … Read more

Charles to be formally proclaimed King at historic Accession Council

Charles to be formally proclaimed King at historic Accession Council

T he new King will be formally proclaimed monarch at a historic Accession Council on Saturday. Charles has automatically become King on the death of his mother, but an Accession Council is usually convened at St James’s Palace in London within 24 hours of the death of a sovereign. It will be later following the … Read more