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In the Sentinel St. Clair Shorescoverage area, residents will elect city council members and a new state senator in the Nov. 2 election.

Candidates were asked, in 75 words or less, to state the main things they wish to accomplish if elected and how they would go about accomplishing them. If a candidate has exceeded the word limit, (…) replaces the rest of the answer. (I) indicates that the candidate is a holder. Responses are printed verbatim, except where material is omitted due to personal attacks or items which we know to be false or which are grossly misrepresented.


St. Clair Shores City Council
Six candidates are running for three four-year terms.

Jean Caron (I)
Age: 50 years old
Occupation: Director of Engineering – General Motors
Municipality of residence: St Clair Shores
For how long: Resident for life
Online campaign information: keepcarononcouncil@att.net
Education: Lakeview High School class of 1989. Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Master of Science in Engineering from Purdue University
Previously Held Elections: St. Clair Shores City Councilor since 2012
Main Objectives: Keeping the City’s finances strong and balanced is essential to continue our investments in law enforcement, firefighting, parks and recreation, seniors’ activities, streets and infrastructure. Absolutely no funding from our policy! 5 consecutive years of a balanced budget with a 5% reduction in the city’s mileage tax rate shows strong fiscal discipline. Maintaining an effective government will continue to bring new business developments to our community. Encourage community involvement through our city boards, commissions and committees.

Justin maniaci
Age: 44 years old
Profession: claims adjuster for state farms
Municipality of residence: Saint Clair Shores
For how long: 17 year old resident of Saint Clair Shores and life resident of Macomb County
Information on the online campaign: www.maniaciforcouncil.com
Education: Fraser High School
Wayne State University
Fully Authorized Insurance Adjuster
Previously held elective offices: no answer given
Main Goals: My main goals if elected to City Council are to speak more for the seniors of St. Clair Shores, to support small businesses, to do more advocacy to stop polluting our lake, to stop d ‘flood our streets and allow vacation rentals. The county, state and federal government must provide a long-term infrastructure solution to our sewage and drainage systems that are polluting our precious Lake St. Clair and flooding our streets.

Jennifer oresti
Age: 28
Profession: yoga teacher, former field organizer and health worker
Municipality of residence: Town of St. Clair Shores
For how long: 4.5 years
Information on the online campaign: www.jenoresti.com
Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology with Minor in Spanish Language from Oakland University in 2016, Graduated from Anchor Bay High School in 2011, Certified 200 hour yoga teacher in December 2017
Previously held elective offices: none
Main Goals: My goal is to ensure residents have the tools they need to feel empowered and supported by increasing accessibility to community programs, mental health supports and resources based on age, race and the place. I will use my background in biology, healthcare, and community organizing to promote sound environmental initiatives, work towards the creation of an equity committee, and streamline our city’s digital presence. I am ready to pull our community out of this stronger pandemic, together.

David J Rubello (I)
Age: 59
Occupation: C&G / St Clair Shores Sentinel newspaper sales representative
Municipality of residence: St Clair Shores
How long: 59
Online Campaign Information: David Rubello Face Book Page
Education: Bachelor of Arts Central Michigan University
Previously held elected positions: St Clair Shores, Michigan Councilman 2007-2011; Current 2020-21
Main objectives: LIFETIME RESIDENT OF SCS:
I WILL CONTINUE TO BE A LAWYER:
1) Updates to streets and sewers
2) Police and firefighters
3) Solve flooding problems
4) A strong BUSINESS COMMUNITY
5) Development of the city center of SCS
6) PROTECTION OF SERVICES AND SENIOR PARKS AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES MAKING SCS CALLING TO ALL FOR THE COMING GENERATIONS
7) COMMUNITY SERVICE, VOLUNTEER AND ORGANIZER INCLUDING SNOW REMOVAL FOR SENIORS / DISABLED
8) PROTECTION OF LAC ST CLAIR
9) Solve residents’ problems

Candice B. Rusie (I)
Age: 39
Profession: Lawyer
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores
For how long: approx. 30 years
Online Campaign Information: My personal Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/CandiceBRusie
Education: Lake Shore High School – 1999; Wayne State University – BA in Psychology, summa cum laude 2004; Michigan State University College of Law – Juris Doctor, magna cum laude 2007
Previously elected terms: St. Clair Shores City Council, first elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017
Main objectives: Continue renovating the park. Support the police and fire departments. Update the City’s website. Update prescriptions. Continue fiscal responsibility and conscientious management of resources. Infrastructure improvements and investments. Support measures for a cleaner lake. Smart budgeting while maintaining / increasing services. Insist on fair tendering processes; refuse “no tender” contract extensions. Advocate for residents; promote the accountability of the town hall. Continued protection of the constitutional rights of residents. Promote and support local businesses. Continue to educate residents on social networks. Ongoing volunteerism and community service.

Lawanda Turner
Age: 37
Occupation: Great Lakes Real Estate: Realtor®; Honigman: Real estate assistant
Municipality of residence: St. Clair Shores
For how long: 9 years
Online campaign information: Facebook: @LTurnerforprogression
Education: Marygrove: BA, Business and Social Sciences; Macomb Community College: AAS, Paralegal Studies; ABA, Business Administration; grant writing studies; Lawrence Technological University: Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt; Certification in project management; Study at the University of Michigan: Urban and Area Studies
Previously held elective offices: no answer given
Main Objectives: I will continue to analyze the data that reveals the cause of the extended vacancies in the store. I will also be looking for resources that could help find tenants for commercial properties. I will be working on the launch of The Marvin Blueprint (a non-profit organization designed to teach young people the essentials of demographics to start a small business).
I will also continue to help improve community relations with law enforcement and bridge the gap if SCS members do not feel welcome.


District 8 State Senate
Two candidates are in the running to win a partial term that will expire on January 1, 2023.

Democrat
Martin Robert Genter
Did not return the questionnaire at press time.

Republican
Doug Wozniak
Did not answer the question of whether he wanted to update his profile after primary. The profile he submitted before the August 3 primary is archived on the C&G website.

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APC may postpone local council and state congresses – Nigeria – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News https://adventurebase100.org/apc-may-postpone-local-council-and-state-congresses-nigeria-the-guardian-nigeria-news-nigeria-and-world-news/ https://adventurebase100.org/apc-may-postpone-local-council-and-state-congresses-nigeria-the-guardian-nigeria-news-nigeria-and-world-news/#respond Thu, 12 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/apc-may-postpone-local-council-and-state-congresses-nigeria-the-guardian-nigeria-news-nigeria-and-world-news/ An indication has emerged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may move its local council and billed state conventions by the end of the month. The chairman of the Interim Party and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, dropped the hint yesterday at the inauguration of the precinct congress appeal committee in Abuja. […]]]>

An indication has emerged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) may move its local council and billed state conventions by the end of the month.

The chairman of the Interim Party and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, dropped the hint yesterday at the inauguration of the precinct congress appeal committee in Abuja.

It was learned that APC had yet to receive a report on parish conventions held in 12 states, just as disgruntled worshipers in 14 states had filed petitions against the exercise.

Buni, who instructed members of the fairness panel, reminded them that their findings would determine when local council and state conventions are held.

Represented by the secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, the president of the CECPC insisted that the parish congresses of July 31, 2021 “went considerably well”, adding that it was up to the party to resolve the issues raised by the parties. injured limbs.

Buni pleaded with worshipers to treat the matter as a family affair, noting that disputes should be handled with the knowledge that no dispute is worth destroying the party.

He continued: “However, it is expected that everywhere and whenever there is a competition, there will inevitably be challenges.

“Therefore, as an organization based on rules and procedures, channels must be provided for party members, who are not satisfied with the processes, to voice their grievances through an internal mechanism, hence this committee call of the congresses of the districts in the circumstances.

“This holiday is for all Nigerians. Therefore, we must show, not only by words but also by concrete actions, that there is no attempt to exclude or sideline anyone during the exercise. This is very fundamental, not only for the CECPC but for the preservation of the very essence of the party.

Buni advised, “Your actions in this direction will help create cohesion, build confidence and confidence in this all-important exercise.

“Today (yesterday) you were entrusted with one of the most solemn obligations of citizenship, which is to deepen our process of democratization and to strengthen the regime.”

“You have all been carefully selected on the basis of your proven records. We have confidence in your strength of character, your integrity and your ability to be fair in your dealings with those who come to your committees.

He thus instructed the members of the appeal committee to comply with the directives and the constitution of the party in the exercise of their functions.


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Yonkers City Council: New York State Quality Review Generic EIA Completion Notice / Public Hearing Notice – Ludlow TOD Planning Study https://adventurebase100.org/yonkers-city-council-new-york-state-quality-review-generic-eia-completion-notice-public-hearing-notice-ludlow-tod-planning-study/ https://adventurebase100.org/yonkers-city-council-new-york-state-quality-review-generic-eia-completion-notice-public-hearing-notice-ludlow-tod-planning-study/#respond Fri, 23 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/yonkers-city-council-new-york-state-quality-review-generic-eia-completion-notice-public-hearing-notice-ludlow-tod-planning-study/ TOWN OF YONKERS MUNICIPAL COUNCIL ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY STATUS REVIEW NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF THE GENERIC EIS DRAFT / Notice of Public Hearing LUDLOW TOD PLANNING STUDY March 26, 2021 YONKERS, NY – April 23, 2021 – The City of Yonkers City Council is issuing this notice in accordance with Part 617 of the SEQRA Regulations […]]]>

TOWN OF YONKERS MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY STATUS REVIEW

NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF THE GENERIC EIS DRAFT / Notice of Public Hearing

LUDLOW TOD PLANNING STUDY

March 26, 2021

YONKERS, NY – April 23, 2021 – The City of Yonkers City Council is issuing this notice in accordance with Part 617 of the SEQRA Regulations (Section 8 of the Environmental Protection Act). Yonkers City Council has completed and accepted a generic draft Environment Declaration of impact. This notice has been prepared in accordance with Article 8 of the Environmental Protection Act.

Project title: Ludlow Transit Focused Planning Study

Project location:Ludlow Street Corridor

City of Yonkers

Westchester County, New York

SEQRA type:Type I action

Project

The description: Amend the Yonkers Zoning Ordinance by creating new zoning districts for the Ludlow Street Corridor District and modifying the zoning map to locate these zone districts.

Potential Environment

Impacts:

The proposed action will modify the development potential of certain plots in the study area, increase the heights allowed in certain places and could have impacts on the existing buildings and site in the community as well as the potential impacts traffic and other infrastructure systems.

The generic EIA draft is available online at https://www.yonkersny.gov/government/departments/city-clerk/city-council-documents

A public hearing will be held by virtual meeting on May 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Access to the public hearing can be found To …

https://www.yonkersny.gov/home

https://www.yonkersny.gov/services/virtual-public-meetings

Comments will be accepted by the lead agency until 4:30 p.m. on May 27, 2021 and should be directed to the Lee Ellman contact person by mail or email.

For more information

Contact:Lee J. Ellman, AICP

Deputy Planning Commissioner

Yonkers Town Planning Office

87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 320

Yonkers, New York 10701

(914) 377.6558

FAX (914) 377.6552

Lee.ellman@yonkersny.gov

A copy of this notice sent to:

Mayor Mike Spano

Yonkers NY City Council

All agencies involved and interested

Environmental advisory bulletin

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THE SOURCE: Administrative assistant to the municipal clerk of Yonkers German Santana,


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State AG will not address the issue of residency https://adventurebase100.org/state-ag-will-not-address-the-issue-of-residency/ https://adventurebase100.org/state-ag-will-not-address-the-issue-of-residency/#respond Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/state-ag-will-not-address-the-issue-of-residency/ MANITOWOC – The Wisconsin attorney general’s office will not consider opening an investigation into the residence of Manitowoc city councilor Aaron Bailey unless someone files a verified complaint with their office. The information was passed on to City Attorney Kathleen McDaniel by Assistant Attorney General Clayton Kawski on December 9 in a letter after McDaniel […]]]>

MANITOWOC – The Wisconsin attorney general’s office will not consider opening an investigation into the residence of Manitowoc city councilor Aaron Bailey unless someone files a verified complaint with their office.

The information was passed on to City Attorney Kathleen McDaniel by Assistant Attorney General Clayton Kawski on December 9 in a letter after McDaniel filed a complaint about the Bailey residence of Jon Fessler, a Manitowoc resident, and a calls for Attorney General Josh Kaul’s office to take charge of the case.

Bailey was appointed by the Common Council to take the District 7 seat on the council last spring. That same seat is running for the spring 2021 election. So far, the only person who has submitted nomination papers for that seat is Tim Boldt.

The letter was accepted and on file at the Common Council meeting on Monday.

According to the letter, once the attorney general’s office receives a verified complaint, i.e. a complaint in which the complainant swears under oath that the allegations made are true, the attorney general can then initiate an investigation and decide to declare Bailey’s seat vacant.

In his letter, Kawski refers to the laws of the state where a “residence” is defined as “the place where the person’s dwelling is fixed, without any current intention to move, and where, in his absence, the no one intends to return ”.

Kawski wrote: “Because residency is based on the intention of the individual, it is not always a black and white issue and would not necessarily be determined by where an individual sleeps on any given night. “

The question of Bailey’s residence, which is on South 22nd Street according to his Wisconsin ID card, arose when one or more residents – who have remained anonymous – submitted a report from the Hungerford Investigative Services indicating that Bailey doesn’t live where he claims to.

Manitowoc Town Council requires that each alderman be a resident of the district they represent.

The matter was then taken to Committee of the Whole, and the city hired its own private investigator, Charles Hess of CMC Investigations in Sheboygan, to prove or disprove the anonymous report.

This report includes an interview with a neighbor of the South 22nd Street residence who said she believed Bailey was living in an apartment on North Eighth Street, which is outside the neighborhood he represents; documents from a recent divorce petition that lists two addresses for Bailey; and two leases for each residence. The South 22nd Street lease does not mention Bailey as a resident, unlike that of an apartment on North Eighth Street.

The Justicia Crusaders also investigated Bailey’s address regardless of town. His report includes a signed and notarized letter from Bailey’s sister saying he lives with her and her husband at the South 22nd Street residence. Similar letters, also signed and notarized, are included from neighbors of this residence saying they believe Bailey lives on 22nd Street South.

In addition to these letters, the Crusaders of Justicia report includes voter registration for Bailey at the South 22nd Street address and letters sent to Bailey at that address – one from the child support agency in Sheboygan. and one from a garbage business where Bailey pays for the household garbage service at that residence.

On October 26, Crusaders of Justicia issued a statement calling the investigation “manual structural racism”. They asserted that the residency requirements for a public office often prevent people of color from running for such office because “poor and minority people have a lot more instability and mobility in their personal lives, which makes them a lot more unstable and mobile. harder to overcome those unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles that were put in place by privileged and powerful people, most of whom enjoy the stability that comes with owning their home for long periods of time. “

The city ended its investigation on October 27 after a Committee of the Whole meeting ended with the council filing both the Hess report and the Justicia Crusaders report and took no action against Bailey.

Fessler, a Manitowoc resident, filed a complaint against Bailey’s residence with the town in November.

At a Committee of the Whole meeting on November 9, council members decided to forward the complaint to Kaul’s office and ask them to resolve whether Bailey meets the city’s residency requirements for members of the advice.

During that November meeting, McDaniel said she thought it was the right call to refer the case to the Wisconsin attorney general’s office because she feared any conclusion the city comes to could be considered. as “tainted” after public allegations of racist behavior.

No further action regarding Bailey’s residence was discussed by the Common Council on Monday.

Contact Alisa Schafer at aschafer@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AlisaMSchafer.


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Party calls on Brisbane council and state government to turn ABC Toowong site into a park https://adventurebase100.org/party-calls-on-brisbane-council-and-state-government-to-turn-abc-toowong-site-into-a-park/ https://adventurebase100.org/party-calls-on-brisbane-council-and-state-government-to-turn-abc-toowong-site-into-a-park/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/party-calls-on-brisbane-council-and-state-government-to-turn-abc-toowong-site-into-a-park/ Public and active transportation committee chair Ryan Murphy (Chandler) said the council’s technical investigations into the potential alignment of the bridge are ongoing. “… Therefore, it is too early for the board to confirm whether this location would be suitable or not,” he said. The old ABC site at 600 Coronation Drive in Toowong, Brisbane.Credit:The […]]]>

Public and active transportation committee chair Ryan Murphy (Chandler) said the council’s technical investigations into the potential alignment of the bridge are ongoing.

“… Therefore, it is too early for the board to confirm whether this location would be suitable or not,” he said.

The old ABC site at 600 Coronation Drive in Toowong, Brisbane.Credit:The Greens

“If it is determined that a section of 600 Coronation Drive is a preferred landing point, council will initiate investigations to determine land requirements. “

Cr Murphy said it was a shame the site was first sold to Sunland developers in 2013.

Sunland drew up several large-scale development plans for the site that were pushed back by council and courts, before bringing the site to market in September during the COVID-19 crisis.

“It could have been the perfect site for a scenic park leading to a landing site for the West End Green Bridge in Toowong,” he said.

Mr Berkman said there was a “once-in-a-decade” chance of returning the land to the public, with the expression of interest campaign ending in a week’s time.

“There is currently a construction crisis, so if a private developer buys the site it will probably sit empty for years, and then one day they will build high-rise apartments,” he said.

“It would also be a city building project: a new south shore for the west side.”

Mr Dick said he had “not once heard” Mr Berkman call on the government to invest in “job-creating incentives” during the pandemic.

Cr Murphy said the board is committed to fully funding the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Bridges if needed.

“We will invest up to $ 550 million to build new green bridges, which represents at least two-thirds of the cost of implementing the program.

“We will continue to seek contributions from state and federal governments for the remainder of the Green Bridges program. “


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County Council and State Delegation Urge WMATA to Restore Funding for Metrobus https://adventurebase100.org/county-council-and-state-delegation-urge-wmata-to-restore-funding-for-metrobus/ https://adventurebase100.org/county-council-and-state-delegation-urge-wmata-to-restore-funding-for-metrobus/#respond Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/county-council-and-state-delegation-urge-wmata-to-restore-funding-for-metrobus/ Montgomery County Council members and state lawmakers call on the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority to restore funding for four bus lines that serve Montgomery County Montgomery County Council members and state lawmakers are urging the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) to maintain service levels for four Metrobus routes targeted for reductions. WMATA’s $ 2 billion […]]]>

Montgomery County Council members and state lawmakers call on the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority to restore funding for four bus lines that serve Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council members and state lawmakers are urging the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) to maintain service levels for four Metrobus routes targeted for reductions.

WMATA’s $ 2 billion operating budget for fiscal 2021 cuts service to a number of bus lines. Service discounts include:

  • Discontinued service on Q routes (Shady Grove to Silver Spring) between Shady Grove and Rockville subway stations. Buses would continue to operate between Rockville and Silver Spring. The transit agency estimates that this would reduce costs by $ 246,000 and require the transfer of 1,539 passengers on weekdays.
  • Removal of the entire Z2 road (Silver Spring to Olney). This is expected to save more than a million dollars, but WMATA estimates that around 230 passengers would not have access to the bus service. Other users could make their trips by taking different routes, estimated the transit agency.
  • Removal of the entire Z8 route (Fairland route) by regrouping parts of the route on other existing bus lines. The measure is expected to save $ 1.2 million. WMATA estimates that 276 weekday passengers would not have access to the local bus service during off-peak periods.
  • Elimination of the entire Z11 road (Greencastle to Briggs Chaney), which is expected to save over $ 1 million.
  • Reduced early morning and late evening service on J2 (Bethesda to Silver Spring) and L8 (Friendship Heights to Aspen Hill).

The nine county council members and a majority of the Montgomery County state delegation on Tuesday sent WMATA a letter opposing the cuts. Board member Evan Glass initiated the outreach.

Tuesday’s letter to Paul Smedberg, chairman of the board of directors of WMATA, says that approximately 65,000 passengers in Montgomery County use Metrobus every day, and for many, it is their only source of transportation.

“Service cuts will disproportionately affect students going to Montgomery College, seniors doing daily errands and service workers accessing jobs,” he says.

The letter goes on to say that Montgomery County has communities with the greatest use of transit in Maryland and that the reduction in service would be “contrary” to the county’s goals of reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse.

“It is because of our high demand and strong support for transit that we strongly encourage WMATA to focus on improving and improving our current service models rather than reducing them,” said he declared.

WMATA representatives referred all questions about the letter to Smedberg on Wednesday morning. Smedberg could not immediately be reached for comment.

WMATA is holding public hearings on the budget across the region this month and is accepting public comment online until March 2. The board of directors will vote on the budget later this spring.

Any change in service would come into effect on July 1, the start of the fiscal year.

Dan Schere can be contacted at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com


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City State Metro Council https://adventurebase100.org/city-state-metro-council/ https://adventurebase100.org/city-state-metro-council/#respond Wed, 05 Feb 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/city-state-metro-council/ District 21 City Councilor Brandon Taylor delivers Special Committee 37208’s report to Metropolitan Council on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. NASHVILLE, TN – After spending 4 months studying several unresolved issues, the chairs of 8 special committees presented their findings to Metropolitan Council on Tuesday. Vice-Mayor Jim Shulman thanked the committee members. “The work looks really […]]]>

District 21 City Councilor Brandon Taylor delivers Special Committee 37208’s report to Metropolitan Council on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

NASHVILLE, TN – After spending 4 months studying several unresolved issues, the chairs of 8 special committees presented their findings to Metropolitan Council on Tuesday.

Vice-Mayor Jim Shulman thanked the committee members. “The work looks really good and I encourage everyone to watch the reports. Now that you have the recommendations, the question is, how do you want to implement them? Shulman asked.

Committees have looked at some of Metro’s most intractable issues, such as high incarceration rate in zip code 37209, stagnant salaries for Metro employees, insufficient number of bus stops for middle school students served by buses WeGo, the lack of textbooks in Metro schools and teachers paying for supplies. out of their own pockets, not enough code inspectors to deal with new construction and low voter turnout.

Each committee was made up of five council members, concerned citizens appointed to each committee by the vice-mayor. Each committee also included a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council.

“Either you die or you go to jail,” Deirdre Nicole of Gideon’s army said at the first meeting of Special Committee 37208.

“His statement sums up the desperation of many residents of 37208,” District 21 City Councilor Brandon Taylor said. He chaired the 37208 group and wrote an introductory letter in the 25-page report.

“But incarceration is a symptom, not the disease. The disease is a lack of opportunity, and that is why the work of Special Committee 37208 is paramount, ”he said.

The report clearly and categorically described “a death cycle” between the Jefferson Street area and the criminal justice system. What residents lack – good health care, education, affordable housing, good jobs – creates an environment in which police make numerous arrests for low-level offenses.

The US criminal justice system is a prison pipeline that incarcerates black males six times more than white males. In 2003, the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated that black men have a 1 in 3 chance of going to federal or state prison during their lifetime.

Postal code 37208 is a largely African-American neighborhood. The report states that its poor residents “face physical death and social or civil death on a cyclical basis.”

The history of systemic inequality and institutional racism is well known. “From slavery to the development of the penitentiary system, including Jim crow To redness, all neighborhoods in the United States have been affected, ”the report said.

What to do about it is the big question. The report presents a complex picture with two different but related objectives: restoration and prevention.

“If we are to support residents and families whose lives have been endangered and adversely affected by incarceration and racist police practices, we must also prevent crime, violence and violent systems from affecting families by first place, ”the report says.

Among his recommendations regarding repairs and return:

  • Reduce, eliminate and reform practices relating to fines and criminal justice costs.
  • Support programs to increase the possibilities of reinstating the driver’s license.
  • Work with judges to reform and end bail practices
  • Reduce pre-trial detention.
  • Increase opportunities for deregistration of files and restoration of voting rights.
  • Increase access to affordable housing for inmates leaving prison.
  • Expand restorative justice practices in the criminal justice system.
  • Carry out audits of the privatization of the prison and probation systems.

The report suggested three things that can be done immediately.

  • Draft and pass a Metro Council resolution requiring Metro to complete and publish the study on fines and criminal justice costs.
  • Support, develop and promote the Music City Community Court to bring residents into contact with deregistration, restoration of voting rights, reinstatement of driver’s license, access to employment, housing and social security. ‘other support services.
  • Work with the Tennessee General Assembly to pass legislation to immediately restore the right to vote of those convicted of crimes after they have served their sentences.

Regarding the maintenance of order, the report recommended the adoption of a neighborhood police policy, the elimination of racial disparities in roadside checks for offenses against immobility and the creation of a strategic plan “for the entire criminal justice system ”.

The report advised increased funding for youth development programs and continued support for the Nashville After School Zone Alliance. He also asked for funds to complete the renovation of the McGruder Family Resource Center and urged Metro City Council to order a strategic plan for public safety.

The report made 9 recommendations for community engagement. Among them were a 37208 advisory committee, town halls, voter registration events and the creation of a community foundation fund earmarked for 37208.

The full report is available on the Metro Council’s Nashville.gov website: https://www.nashville.gov/Metro- Council / Legislative-Information-Center.aspx.


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Brandon’s advice: State drops case to Conway, SC bank murder https://adventurebase100.org/brandons-advice-state-drops-case-to-conway-sc-bank-murder/ https://adventurebase100.org/brandons-advice-state-drops-case-to-conway-sc-bank-murder/#respond Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:00:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/brandons-advice-state-drops-case-to-conway-sc-bank-murder/ South Carolina has dropped the charges against the man who killed two Conway CresCom bank employees. The move came after a federal jury found Brandon’s Council guilty of the Katie Skeen and Donna Major murders in 2017 and sentenced him to death. The 15th judicial circuit prosecutor’s office announced its decision on Tuesday. State charges […]]]>

South Carolina has dropped the charges against the man who killed two Conway CresCom bank employees.

The move came after a federal jury found Brandon’s Council guilty of the Katie Skeen and Donna Major murders in 2017 and sentenced him to death. The 15th judicial circuit prosecutor’s office announced its decision on Tuesday.

State charges could be reinstated at a later date.

After the council’s death sentence, a federal judge told his lawyers they had 14 days to file any post-trial petition or appeal. The defense immediately requested an extension, but the judge denied the request. The defense has since asked the judge to reconsider this decision. The judge agreed to move the deadline for post-trial filings to mid-November.

Council is being held in a short-term federal prison in Oklahoma City, according to Bureau of Prison records.

A three-week trial included a plethora of evidence against the board, including video from inside the bank.

On August 21, 2017, Council attended the 16th Avenue branch and approached the Major at the counter. He waited about 45 seconds before pulling out a gun and shooting Major twice.

Skeen yelled in her next office and the Council ran over to her. The Council shot Skeen at close range and killed her.

Council then ran over to Major, who was on the floor behind the counter and shot him in the head. He then robbed the bank.

The council stole Skeen’s car from the parking lot and fled to North Carolina, where he picked up a prostitute and stayed in a hotel. The next day, he asked a stranger to buy a car with the money from the theft.

On August 23, 2017, police arrested Council outside a hotel in Greenville, North Carolina. FBI investigators spoke to Council, which detailed his criminal insanity and reasoning. When the police searched the council car, they found numerous items from the theft, including the gun, bank money and the clothes he was wearing.

This story was originally published October 29, 2019 10:50 am.

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Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and the impact of crime on local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex covered the crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York, West Virginia and now in Horry County.


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Oswestry City Council does not oppose Muslim center plans https://adventurebase100.org/oswestry-city-council-does-not-oppose-muslim-center-plans/ https://adventurebase100.org/oswestry-city-council-does-not-oppose-muslim-center-plans/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:00:00 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/oswestry-city-council-does-not-oppose-muslim-center-plans/ Oswestry advisers made no objection to proposed new plans to establish a Muslim center in the city. The plans are currently in consultation with the Shropshire Council – closing Thursday October 3 – and were presented to the Oswestry City Council Planning Committee on Wednesday September 11. The plans are to convert the Citadel into […]]]>

Oswestry advisers made no objection to proposed new plans to establish a Muslim center in the city.

The plans are currently in consultation with the Shropshire Council – closing Thursday October 3 – and were presented to the Oswestry City Council Planning Committee on Wednesday September 11.

The plans are to convert the Citadel into the center, which had recently approved plans for a cinema in the former Salvation Army base and once housed a carpet business.

The applicant, Zacharia Chowdhury, says his plans are to return the building for community use for a congregation to be drawn from the Oswestry area.

He also states that the visual character of the building will also be maintained and that it will continue to integrate with the heritage of the other buildings along King Street.

The app also confirmed the times when the Muslim center will be used by worshipers – five times a day, while twice a year there will be early morning payers for Eid-Ul-Adah and Eid. -Ul-Fitre while Ramadam will also be celebrated.

It was also confirmed that there would be no outside noise to call the faithful to prayer.

The plans sparked some controversy on social media, with some residents saying the center would not be welcome while others demanded that the King Street building be used for other purposes.

However, some Facebook users have defended the app.

At Wednesday’s planning meeting, councilors were given the opportunity to comment on the request, to be submitted to Shropshire Council.

But it was unanimously voted to support the candidacy without comment.

Meanwhile, three other elements of the planning program also received support without comment.

First, the construction of a single-storey rear extension and a side garage to replace the one already demolished on Victoria Road; new windows at Baldwins Accountants on Beatrice Street; and to approve additional community hall space on the Morrisons site at Smithfield Market.


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Delaware Developmental Disorders Board – Delaware State https://adventurebase100.org/delaware-developmental-disorders-board-delaware-state/ https://adventurebase100.org/delaware-developmental-disorders-board-delaware-state/#respond Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:24:07 +0000 https://adventurebase100.org/delaware-developmental-disorders-board-delaware-state/ Delaware Developmental Disorders Board – Delaware State Skip to content Skip to navigation Join us in March for the tri-county regulatory review town hall meetings. More information Contact us Office address: Developmental Disorders Council Margaret M. O’Neill Building, Suite 2 410 Federal Street, 2nd Floor Dover, Delaware 19901 (302) 739-3333 (302) 739-2015 Chairman of the […]]]>
























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