San Francisco Officials Continue Attacks on Uber – Reason.com

San Francisco’s tax collector wants the home addresses and other information of drivers to post on a web site that includes a map that pinpoints the exact location of registered business owners in the city. San Francisco claims it needs this information to determine whether Uber’s drivers are complying with San Francisco’s Business Registration Certificate […]
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LA County wants more people to sign up for food stamps as Trump budget threatens cuts

The discussion by the Board of Supervisors had been planned prior to Tuesday’s formal release of President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint, which reportedly calls for $193 billion in cuts to food stamp programs nationwide. Locally, county officials need to boost enrollment into the CalFresh program to maintain existing and proposed funding. Source: LA County wants […]
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Recall threat hangs over Oxnard city leaders

Aaron Starr, proponent of a City Council recall, will soon be gathering signatures to support the ouster of Mayor Tim Flynn and council members Carmen Ramirez, Bert Perello and Oscar Madrigal. That means if the four want to keep their jobs, they’ll have to enter campaign mode. Source: Recall threat hangs over Oxnard city leaders
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Scarce land in SF forces city to seek creative housing solutions – San Francisco Chronicle

An overheated real estate market is forcing city officials and nonprofit housing developers to pursue sites and parcels for affordable housing that have been seen as off-limits because of their current use or an unwilling seller. Source: Scarce land in SF forces city to seek creative housing solutions – San Francisco Chronicle
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Op-Ed: Meet the Malibu lawyer who is upending California’s political system, one town at a time – LA Times

For the past several years, Shenkman has been suing, or threatening to sue, cities all over Southern California, demanding they change the way they elect members of their city councils in order to increase the numbers of African-American and Latino representatives. Source: Meet the Malibu lawyer who is upending California’s political system, one town at […]
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Westminster Adopts Taxpayer-Funded Car Rebate Program | Voice of OC

Westminster residents who buy a new car or recreational vehicle at a dealership inside city limits now can get a taxpayer-funded rebate of up to $500. The rationale for the rebate program is that it will keep sales tax dollars in the city. Source: Westminster Adopts Taxpayer-Funded Car Rebate Program | Voice of OC
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