Fort Myers council set to adjust budget in wake of Hurricane Ian

Fort Myers council set to adjust budget in wake of Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fort Myers’ Mayor Kevin Anderson explained why the current fiscal year budget that was approved back in September might change. The budget was approved and went into effect before Hurricane Ian. “We need to make sure that we have the funding available to provide the basic level of services,” Mayor Anderson … Read more

Letter: What about housing? | Opinion

Letter: What about housing?  |  Opinion

Mary Stephenson I am writing today as a concerned citizen and not as a representative of any group. As we prepare for the November election, St. Helena is fortunate to have excellent candidates vying for the City Council and for the position of mayor. I am not here to endorse any of them, but to … Read more

Redevelopment for forming concrete plant discussed |

Redevelopment for forming concrete plant discussed |

By Suzi Nelson The Ashland Gazette ASHLAND – A redevelopment plan for a former concrete plant that includes tax increment financing (TIF) was approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency last week. On Sept. 1, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CDA), which is populated by the city council, met briefly to approve a redevelopment plan provided by … Read more

Depoe Bay Council to review STR reporting contract | News

Depoe Bay moves forward with emergency prep committee |  News

DEPOE BAY — The Depoe Bay City Council has been looking to establish a system to track and collect transient room taxes from vacation rental owners within the city, but it learned on Tuesday that the company contracted to do so is providing less services than initially thought. Last year, the council approved a contract … Read more

San Antonio Councilwoman Teri Castillo denies claim that abortion-rights vote is merely symbolic | San Antonio News | San Antonio

San Antonio Councilwoman Teri Castillo denies claim that abortion-rights vote is merely symbolic |  San Antonio News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / District 5 Council Office District 5 Councilwoman Teri Castillo speaks at a press conference announcing the proposed council resolution supporting abortion access. San Antonio District 5 Councilwoman Teri Castillo led the charge for the resolution her colleagues passed 9-2 Tuesday to push back at Texas’ pending … Read more

Chrissy Powell, Migrant Buses: The top 10 headlines in San Antonio this week | San Antonio News | San Antonio

Chrissy Powell, Migrant Buses: The top 10 headlines in San Antonio this week |  San Antonio News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Instagram / govabbott Govt. Greg Abbott’s talks tough at the border during a 2021 news conference touting his immigration crackdown. It was a busy week for news in San Antonio, and stories about the city’s new resolution supporting abortion rights, breaking crime developments and Texas’ governor getting involved in … Read more

Homeless Crisis Will Get Worse, But There Is A Path Forward

Homeless Crisis Will Get Worse, But There Is A Path Forward

PLANNING WATCH – Even though Los Angeles has experienced an ongoing homeless crisis since the 1930s, it now appears to be worse since it is citywide, not just confined to downtown LA’s historic Skid Row area. It has also become a global phenomenon, with third world conditions emerging in first world cities, like … Read more

Voters lean away from tax on vacant homes | Local News Stories

Voters lean away from tax on vacant homes |  Local News Stories

The Half Moon Bay City Council is looking for ways to increase the affordable housing stock, but it likely won’t make much progress in doing so on the November ballot. Last week the City Council reviewed survey results that asked voters about two possible ballot measures meant to increase affordability and services to Half Moon … Read more

Depoe Bay moves forward with emergency prep committee | News

Depoe Bay moves forward with emergency prep committee |  News

DEPOE BAY — The Depoe Bay City Council is moving forward with a plan to elevate its ad hoc emergency preparedness committee to a standing committee with appointed members and city resources, despite the misgivings of one member of council and members of the public. During the council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, it voted to … Read more

Big Columbia Falls housing project headed to planning board

Big Columbia Falls housing project headed to planning board

A large subdivision planned in Columbia Falls is set to go before the city planning board next week. As designed, River Highlands features 455 units on 49.1 acres just east of the US 2 bridge over the Flathead River. All of the units will be longterm rentals, not vacation rentals, said representative James Barnett last … Read more