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Pinole Councilwoman and Mayor, Norma Martinez-Rubin, Describes Governing a Small City
"Hi, I'm Jared Ash with the Capstone Conversation. I'm here with Councilwoman Norma Martinez -Rubin from the city of Pinole in Contra Costa County. We appreciate you being here today. As part of your everyday job, you're a principal at Evaluation Focus Consulting, where you focus helping mission -driven foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies and public health. So that's an exciting background to be here. What else can you tell us about yourself, Norma? Thanks, Jared. Thanks for having me be part of this. I can tell you that my adopted hometown of Pinole is this wonderful little city, relatively small compared to the other 19 cities in Contra Costa County. It's bisected by I -80, which has national fame. And for those of us who are local, it is both a blessing and whatever the opposite of that is, given the multitude of vehicles for many different reasons, recreation, transportation, transport of goods, etc., on a daily basis that we get to live with. Part of my personal history is having come to the city of Pinole via Los Angeles, where I grew up, it was weird, and having the experience of living in a more urban area relative to one which has these beautiful natural amenities just within a walking distance of where I live. We're surrounded by hillsides, we're surrounded by or adjacent to the San Pablo Bay, which in my mind counters the effects of an interstate that bisects the city and divides the city, and the way our residents view issues that come before us on city council. Interesting. Let's talk a little bit about that small town, but in a big metro area. From a governing standpoint, what would you say are some of the constraints and some of the advantages compared to other towns being a smaller city? As a smaller city, we're a full -service city, so we provide and we respond, we're responsive to provide services that are essential as the local governments grow. We have our own police department, we have parks and regulations, we address land use issues, keeping in mind the topography of Pinole, and most recently we have joined with our county's fire districts to serve our city in its small size. We have a different terrain, the north side or the south side part of Pinole adjacent to San Pablo Bay is the older part of town. We were incorporated in 1903, but as history goes, in the 1950s when I -80 was constructed, it divided the city and then we started seeing more of the tract homes built on what was formerly agricultural land. So in the Pinole Valley, which is south of I -80 in our town, we have people who are surrounded by hillsides, beautiful hillsides, but as valleys go, also face the risk of possible fires because many of the homes were built alongside that range for just open space. So the constraints in a small city is that urban planning back in the day when some of the older cities in Contra Costa County were designed and built may not have considered the growth that would occur over time and the needs that people had over time given the shift in demography or population figures. In my background as a public health practitioner, population shifts are something that we've observed and have been somewhat ready for. However, we also have a history in local government and more broadly state and federal that the response to these population shifts isn't always as quickly as we see the shifts occur.
Fresh update on "city council" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Morning. Breaking news on WTOP as you no doubt heard from CBS News moments ago At least four people were shot on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore last night Tuesday night now police Say the victim suffered non life -threatening injuries and are expected to survive the shelter -in -place order At the school has now been lifted this morning city council member Ryan Dorsey who spoke with Baltimore Police says there were three shooters who fired into a crowd. No suspects have been taken into custody says he and his team are monitoring the situation and are in close This morning with officials on the ground keep it here on WTOP 103 .5 FM WTOP .com and of course WTOP app we will bring you the very latest on this developing situation Two men have been arrested accused of crashing into a local Maryland State Police trooper this week in in the Brooklyn Park area of Anne Arundel County. It was a chaotic scene during what was supposed Traffic to be a stop routine Maryland State Police spokeswoman Elena Russo says the driver of a pickup truck didn't stop and instead sped away and crashed into a troopers vehicle. Our trooper was taken by ambulance to an area And he's now recovering from injuries the two men from the truck Walter Bandy and Jeffrey Boggess were both arrested. They're facing drug possession and traffic charges. When somebody flees a traffic stop it puts not just the troopers lives in danger, but it puts the motorists traveling in that area their lives in danger them in a car and they're here as well. Nick Einelli, WTOP News. After a congressman was the victim this week of a carjacking happened On Monday night DC police are calling it a citywide problem this morning the department says it has a a dozen detectives working daily to try and tackle this. DC police offered no comment on Monday night's carjacking Congressman of Henry Cuellar of Texas in which Cuellar wasn't hurt and his car was quickly recovered, but assistant police chief Carlos Harad says the police carjacking task force is taking a fluid approach to daily carjackings in the city. So it's an entire citywide approach and we shift our resources as it's time. Juveniles are playing an oversized role in district carjackings Chief Harad doesn't know why. We have to getting get the heads of those juveniles and see is a social media run is a lack of consequence is a conversation that they're having amongst in school. Harad says police work daily with the US Attorney and the DC Attorney General in prosecuting carjacking
Scott Presler: Registering Voters Will Make Biden a One-Term President
"Better than the government ever could and so I just started traveling the country and we organized cleanups in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Duquesne, Detroit, Houston, Colosso, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, Portland, Pittsburgh, but more importantly Dan weaving in voter registration into this my work although it was helping to clean up the cities was only a band -aid if we want to make long lasting change it means registering voters and so I started turning my cleanup efforts into voter events registration what better way to decide who our city council members are and school board members and mayors and state representatives and so now what I'm asking as we go into this November and beyond is guys look for ripe opportunities to register voters at your churches at your synagogues address pro shop at a movie theater during sound of freedom at Jason Aldean concerts at gun shows we have so many a myriad of opportunities to register conservatives to vote and then we get them out to vote this november and beyond we
Fresh "City Council" from News, Traffic and Weather
"Amazon shares today slid 3 .7%. After a 13 -year run, the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle will close its doors by Dec. 1. A release from state officials indicates the closing will mean the layoff of 66 workers. That's your Money Now. I'm Jim Chesko, Northwest News Radio. Thanks for watching. In just over a month, Washington state voters choose leaders and decide important issues. Bill Swartz tells us about the volunteers dedicated to accurate information and fair elections. Born out of the suffrage 1920 movement, the League of Women Voters has worked to protect one of our most important issues of our democracy. Barb Tenchio is a board member and education officer for League of Women Voters Seattle King County. 500 volunteers make up one of the largest chapters in the country. League members actively recruit and register people to vote. A big push of ours is at high schools and active at the naturalization ceremonies. We have members who go down there and register voters several times each month. Females and males age 16 and over may become a voting member of the League of Women Voters. Most of our members are working full -time, managing a career, home life. Sorting out how best to get them involved is different today than it was in the past. While never endorsing a party or candidate, beginning tonight the League of Women Voters Seattle King County hosts numerous city council and school board forums. We act as the moderator or the timekeeper. We help organize questions from the community ahead of the forums and we certainly promote them ahead to get as much community involved as possible. Tenchio says another key role for the League of Women Voters is to serve on the Election Watchdog Committee. And observing can also be out at a ballot box, watching them close out the ballot box for the evening, to looking at signature verification, to watching them open the ballots, that's how they run through the machine. It's very honestly a very important function. The League of Women Voters is grassroots, diverse, and inclusive, and volunteers are always welcome. psc .org is the website. I'm Bill Swartz, Northwest News Radio. Northwest traffic from the High Performance Homes Traffic Center. Glacier View in Snohomish County. Roadwork on I -5 North is reducing the road to one lane between Lowell and Marine View Drive until 6 a .m. East 520 Roadwork in Bellevue has two lanes closed down near 148th Avenue until 5 a .m. The on and off ramps here are also closed, and your drive from Bellevue to Tukwila on 405 South will take 15 minutes. Our next homeless traffic at 834. The News Radio Radio 1000 FM 977 forecast from the Northwest Crawl Space Services Weather Center. We're
A highlight from The Left Is Removing Statues & Erasing Americas History
"It's a real blessing to be surrounded by good people, and there are people who have my back struggling a little bit today. Two dreaded words, dry socket. Anybody who's had a wisdom tooth extraction knows the perils of dry socket. Well, good old dummy me got it and not doing so hot. So we're going to bring in my pal Kevin McCulloch. Kevin and I got to visit on the big Salem, New York, cruise around the island of Manhattan a week or two ago. Kevin, of course, is an accomplished talk show host based in New York City. He's been heard for years on our Christian station and on the news talk station. This is a man of faith, a terrific guy. And Kevin, you're going to help back me up a little bit today. I might be handing off the baton right off the bat. Have you ever had wisdom tooth dry socket problems before? No, I haven't. And just the sound of the words dry socket strike fear into my deepest being. So I feel very badly for you, Mike, and we've got whatever you need from us today. We're here to help. It's every bit as bad as it sounds, and it's not a good thing. It's what you don't want after you have a... I knew it was going too easy. I had the wisdom tooth removed Friday afternoon after the show. Everything was going great. Saturday, I was feeling great, Sunday not so good. And so it happens sometimes. So it's good to have you here with us. And first of all, many, many thanks to the great job you always do when you fill in for us. Of course, I've been listening to you for years, and it must be a fun experience for you because you're sort of transitioning from your own audience and your base into sort of another platform with our show. And I know our listeners have welcomed you with open arms. Well, I have, and Mike, the Mike Gallagher audience continues to be, I think, not only the most informed because of your daily efforts, but they prove to be generous in all of the campaigns that you do. And as I said when I filled in for you the last time, because I work PM Drive, I'm a big Mike Gallagher listener. I listen and actually many times watch your show on the Salem News Channel. And it's just fun to hang out in your sandbox. So thank you for letting me do that. Thank you. And thank you to Jerry Crowley and everybody at Salem Media of New York that allows us to have all the connections to do. It takes a lot of technology to do what we're doing at this very moment, Mike. And if it weren't for them, we wouldn't be able to. You'd be in dry socket hell if we didn't have a better management team. And speaking of Salem News Channel, That Kevin Show has become a big hit on SNC. You're doing a great job with that. And I love the mix. And I was one of your first guests. I was really honored to be on your show. And you've got a great blend of politics and pop culture and lifestyle and all kinds of neat stuff. In fact, speaking of that, let's kick off with some breaking news. Donald Trump Jr.'s account on X, formerly Twitter, was apparently hacked earlier today. I don't know if you've heard this story. There were a series of – well, get this. There were a series of offensive tweets, including one that said, I'm sad to announce my father, Donald Trump, has passed away. I will be running for president in 2024. You know, Kevin, there's such evil out there and there is such sickness and mean -spiritedness and viciousness. And somehow this almost seems par for the course, doesn't it? Well, it's one of those things where if Donald Trump lives this rent -free in the left's heads, just imagine how effective he'll be if he's reelected. I mean, this is – you've got to remember, and I know that you do, Mike, but for people that are listening, particularly cynics, Donald Trump's one of the few presidents that campaigned on a slate of promises and then went and actually did what he promised. If he comes back, he's already making promises about what's going to happen. There's going to be cleaning of the House and the FBI and the DOJ. There's going to be getting rid of the deep state at the Pentagon and places where wokeness has overtaken actual common sense in terms of policy. So of course they're going to play dirty and of course they're going to try to do everything they can. And all I have to do to compare what they think about Donald Trump Jr. is just ask the question, Hunter Biden? Question mark? No kidding. No kidding. Is there any comparison between the two? And you know, speaking of Trump and his promises and his predictions, something has come to fruition in New York City, and you know the city as well as anybody. Now comes news that these goofballs in Manhattan are actually going to consider taking down statues or any commemoration of George Washington, of Christopher Columbus. And I want to go back to 2017. I want to play this for you, Kevin. Check out what Trump said, because when he said it at the time, they condemned him. Oh, how crazy is he? Check this out. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of to them a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name. George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down excuse me, are we going to take down are we going to take down statues to George? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him? OK, good. Are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave owner. Now we're going to take down his statue. So Kevin McCullough, do you remember the backlash? Do you remember the backlash he got when he said that and they mocked him and they said, what a lunatic. And he's a fear monger. And now just look at what's happening in New York City, what he predicted could be coming to fruition. Yeah. And you know, what's particularly sad about that, Mike, it's like if people have a different view of history, so be it. That doesn't mean, number one, that they should set policy for what everybody thinks about history. And certainly I would make an argument that history is made by flawed people. And it's really people that overcome the worst flaws of what they have that really do great things and that we should celebrate the great achievements, not expect every single human being to have been perfect. But beyond all of that, this city's in a mess. We have crime. We've got migrant overpopulation in ways and areas that we can't even begin to deal with. And this is what people want to focus on. I mean, and it is you're talking about a warped mix of priorities for sure. It's upside down. And it's absolutely happening as I mean, I've been following this and I'm in just absolute utter amazement, as you say, New York City dealing with crime, crippled under monumental budget cuts due to the illegal immigration issue that frankly the Democrats created. I mean, you want to be a sanctuary city, be a sanctuary city. And now the City Council's Cultural Affairs Committee is going to hold a public hearing on a measure to remove works of art on city property that depict a person who owned enslaved persons or directly benefited economically from slavery. Well, of course, George Washington's at the top of that list. So Trump was right. These nuts in New York and in other blue cities are going to try to remove the founding fathers from our consciousness because they own slaves. And it's exactly what Trump said back in 2017.
Fresh update on "city council" discussed on Live From Studio 6B
"Or on the other side of the border in this footage but there's all these kids and this guy's claiming I think to be a parent of them the kids are drugged they're unconscious the kids are drugged they're asleep they know they're drugged and they can't wake them up and Anthony aware of steps in I don't know who the women woman is in the video and they can't wake the kids up and it looks like they're fake families and being smuggled or trafficked into the United States very heartbreaking there's follow-up videos go to Twitter and and check out the remaining videos because I can't I can't I'm not gonna be able to sleep tonight and let's go to the next video here this is a Philadelphians feeding their families watch this maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren't paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out and they need to feed their child and they don't have money they're put in a position where they feel like they either need to shop with some bread or go hungry that TV Dennis born 80-inch whatever yeah and and don't forget this oldie but a goodie the worst actress award goes to talking about tongue-tied three Trump detention centers about the revisit my dinner I just had to get that in there because it's ridiculous three tender-aid shelters in South Texas lawyers and medical providers just you know those those fences were put up during previous John Boehner school of oh god yeah at least he really cried you know like the cowardly lion he looked like or you know anyway I met John Boehner once he's pretty nice but didn't yeah so also I wanted to show you this video of social justice in America PC Richards for those of you don't know around the country that's a Philadelphia PC Richards the greatest appliance store chain in the United States okay I love PC Richard so the black community got equity and justice those TVs and food for their family by cleaning out a family-run family-owned appliance store yeah and I got one more video for you now this is Floyd Bennett field all right these are pretty cheap nowadays to you go to costume it's amazing like a hundred bucks yeah I know you get a TV for like 120 hours so and a nice one too for like 180 bucks so you don't even take the protection planes throw them out hit the front door guy fell yeah I'm gonna put 10 of them on my garage I'm good for 20 years who's screening those guys right you see slick is funny but Floyd Bennett field you know they want to put like what 7,500 legal aliens they're migrants check this out it's a floodplain and it's federal property and I think this was put out by state or city council member Ariola to show them wakeboarding I think that's a wakeboard feels behind what is that behind a boat I don't know or behind a but this is where the tents were supposed to go Floyd Bennett field you know we had eight inches of rain in New York on Friday we had two feet of water in LaGuardia in the terminal yeah people walking around barefoot waiting for their flights but it's an humor but that's those are the people running our country yeah I will do some more news with David Zia let's do some sports sports is brought to you by Mike Lindell and of course my pillow our code LFS 6B so new shirt of the month starts today any any shopping you do it my pillow and October and then November December we're gonna blow it out with well we haven't finalized the deal but it's gonna be a great promo to incentivize you as much as possible to shop all your holiday shopping and some to support Mike Lindell and again if you didn't see Mike's video today of what's going on it's just I mean it's it's different obviously than President Trump but it's got that same feeling it's like when is enough it's a guy's just getting tortured it's just one thing after another after another and now they're all trying to audit people I guess who work there or audit my pillow people who are answering the phones there's like five or six audits going on I mean they're 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of the month let's do sports slick what's going on all right well getting out to met get a life Monday Night Football in action about 11 minutes to go in the second quarter and the Seattle Seahawks are up seven nothing with the ball on their own 20 so we'll see Giants no Saquon Barkley tonight gonna be tough for them to come back France says the game is a mess they're all over the place I haven't had a chance really to check it in cuz I'm on the show but yeah seven nothing Seattle we'll check the score a little bit later and some sad news especially for our Red Sox fans over the weekend former Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield dies at the age of 57 ESPN news terrible right yeah Tim Wakefield the knuckleballing workhorse of the Red Sox pitching staff who bounced back if they're giving up a season-ending home run to the Yankees in the 2003 playoffs to help Boston win its curse-busting World Series title the following year has died he was 57 the Red Sox announced his death in a statement Sunday Wakefield had brain cancer according to former teammate Curt Schilling who disclosed the illness on a podcast leaked last week without Wakefield's consent the Red Sox confirmed an illness at the time but did not elaborate saying Wakefield had requested privacy Wakefield told ESPN in 2011 that he learned the pitch as a boy from his father Steve when the two of them would play catch in the backyard at home in Melbourne Florida it was something to basically tire me out Wakefield said his dad shown him at a pitch relying on the old-timey pitch that had largely fallen into disuse he went on to win 200 major league games including 186 with the Red Sox behind behind only Cy Young and Roger Clemens in franchise history so the third greatest pitcher on the Red Sox ever passes away yesterday at the age of 57 57 everybody's dying young like we're already down three years from our median lifespan since before car this cancer David's catching a lot of people unfortunately yeah I said but are they getting cancer because of some of them because of the Vax you know could be kicking off stuff you know this is crazy I know so many young people are dying yeah I don't know how long that illness was and though let's get to a big D let's get bad news Europe holds off the United States to win Ryder Cup this is Marc Schley back of ESPN I'm sorry I'm not supposed to be talking what was the title they did what Europe holds off the United States off they try to be nice what can I tell you Monticello Italy Tommy Fleetwood has never won a PGA Tour event in the United States but the Englishman sure had broken plenty of American hearts when the Ryder Cup is played on European soil Fleetwood won the clinching point for the European team with a three and one victory over Ricky Fowler in the 44th Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf Club on Sunday the Europeans needed 14 and a half points to win back the Ryder Cup and Fleetwood's win after Fowler conceded on the 16th hole gave them a 15-10 lead with three matches left on the course and their eventual 16 and a half to 11 and a half victory big D it was America's American teams seven straight Ryder Cup defeat outside the US it last won in a road match at the Belfry Inn was this walk-wisher England in 1993 so they don't do too good when they go over the line there big D that's for sure and that's a wrap in sports back to you big deal time did well we have to go to break all right let me talk to you about birch gold you know last month the g20 announced a plan to impose digital currencies and digital IDs on their respective populations central bank digital currencies essentially allow the government to track every purchase you make they could even allow officials to prohibit you from purchasing certain products or easily freeze or seize part or all of your money a government-issued digital currency I mean you don't need to be a brain surgeon to figure out what a disaster that would be in essence they enable the 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text America to nine eight nine eight nine eight claim your free information kit on gold then call them because of a digital currency becomes reality it'll be nice to have some gold you can fall back on all right 18 past the hour live from studio 6b a bunch of other stuff I want to try to get to I know we got Charlie Kirk coming up here in the next half hour 15 20 minutes or so but I think the other important thing that I came across today that I think I want to just draw some attention to because given the state of the Republican Party and the things we're talking about tonight I think the other thing that we should talk about is the other side and the other party who seemingly never has the issues that the Republican Party has on anything they rally the wagons they circle the wagons they blink arms and they burn the place down on their way through to get to where they want to get like and I and I draw the California at the top of the show what Gavin Newsom did with the Senate seat to point out the difference and they are just they are just viciously effective in putting their best radicals in the places to fight their most radical fights in the Republican Party just does not do that we don't have any fighters people still talk about the Senate as if it's 51 49 or 52 48 whatever the hell the numbers are it doesn't even matter it's 90 10 Democrats that's what it is the Senate is 90 10 that's too much damn it okay let's go by the vote last Friday it's that it's 51 49 or 52 48 whatever it is it's 85 15 and I still think that's being generous Democrats use issues to push for total control that's the headline Democrats are playing a game of hide-and-seek with the voters they hide what they're up to and the voters do very little seeking the game revolves around the philosophical mystery at the core of this party who are the Democrats what do they believe Democrat leaders especially the older ones still speak the language of caring but their policies say otherwise they're no longer the party of the New Deal offering an array of programs to help families children and working men and women instead based on their current priorities they are the party of the international managerial elite as represented by Joe Biden Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton this international elite hiding in plain sight has its own agenda rarely reported on by the mainstream media but it's been made public as the great reset of the World Economic Forum the great reset has little to do with the well-being of you or the people of this country two current issues today provide insight into the philosophical foundation of the Democratic Party today climate change and transgenderism two things that we have been speaking about that the Republicans could have get couldn't could have gotten behind in this funding priorities that were been debating here over the last weeks two of the many things that we look at and go now we're not funding that anymore in polling Democrat voters rank climate change as an important issue but less important than health care education and abortion rights transgenderism is well down the list of voter priorities transgenderism and climate change are problematic issues men cannot become women and women cannot become men gender is not a social construct but a physical reality no matter how often you assert the opposite it will not become true likewise climate change everyone knows that man-made climate change is destroying the planet the entire scientific community is united in agreement well both of those statements are false but they're never debated the science upon which climate catastrophe assertions are based is not settled just ask Nobel Prize winning scientists dr.
A highlight from OUTCAST by Gloria Giorno
"Seek and Destroy that has been the theme of discussions of truth now for well I'm in my seventh season here and we started the show on Wynwood radio in Miami 2016 is when I agreed to do the show with them aired the first episode January of 2017 this is Ian Trottier here and today we are going to start talking if you are not familiar with the name Charlotte Iserbit she passed away about a year and a half ago she's a former advisor to the Department of Education under Ronald Reagan her story is very interesting and captivating because she talks about having received a list of these Skull and Bones members via mail that was sent to her father who was a Skull and Bones member at Yale and Anthony Sutton was hot on that trail so two names that you should familiarize yourself with and that is Charlotte Charlotte's work and that is the deliberate dumbing down of America she talks about the invasion of the American education system and that having been formalized under Jimmy Carter back in 1979 Department of Education so she talks about that through her book and then also what I was talking about was Anthony Sutton calling her being hot basically on the trail of dissecting the corruption that is it's really manipulation because Ella Hugh Yale was a major stockholder a main president of the British East Indies trading company that is a Rothschild controlled trading company and the Rothschild funded the American Revolution so I may be off here ladies and gentlemen but if you look at the flag that was flown above the John Paul Jones excuse me the USS Alfred commandeered by John Paul Jones on the Delaware that basically started the American Revolution that flag is basically identical to the British East Indies company flag and then that you trace that and you go back to Cambridge Massachusetts and something called the flag committee which is Continental Congress approved Washington Franklin adopted what became the first flag of the United what became known as the United States and that was the US Grand Union flag which as being designed by Betsy Ross that is the US Grand Union flag which is identical to the British East Indies company flag because that is where the financing came to fund Washington's army and then you ask well wait a second that's English and well yeah this it is English but it's not English because London the city of London is not technically part of England it is its own banking it's sovereign nation a Roman banking colony still in existence these are all facts and you can cross -check them but anyway so seek and destroy corruption that is how I that is that is how I theme my discussions my conversations my talks it's what I do in Trottier with discussions truth today we're gonna talk about the Department of Education rather the state of the education system in the United States so quickly before we bring the guests on we'll be we'll be talking to Gloria Giorno and her son Stevie and getting their view as conservatives what it's been like for Stevie to go through I think it's Belmont University as a conservative so without further ado thanks for tuning in for the podcast on and we're bringing on Gloria and Stevie right now calling Laurie and Stevie this is Ian Trottier for Discussions of Truth Gloria hi nice to meet meet you and welcome to Discussions of Truth I've looked at some of the work that you're you've excellent hi Stevie so thanks for for joining the the the show and please give listeners an introduction to who you are Gloria you can start tell listeners who you are what you what you do and then and then Stevie you can do the same please I try to destroy a young conservative and I also did a nonprofit the name of it is United Women Foundation what we do is mentor employ aid and young conservative women who are in Stevie's situation and we also give out scholarships to conservatives who are not in need of a scholarship but who are conservatives and who are promoting the conservative agenda in their lives thank you Gloria and that's United Women Foundation calm I'll go ahead and put a link to that in the episode Stevie go ahead and introduce yourself for us please well thank you very much for having us on my name is Stevie Giorno and I serve as the chairman of the Tennessee Young Republicans and I am the former student body president at Belmont University where I was attacked by the radical left for being proud of my country and being proud to be an American on the 4th of July in 2020 during the as a mother for protecting your your family and your country I've looked at the website I've looked a little bit about both of you and what's interesting is you have been you've come my way and your stories come my way through a contact there in Florida and your Stevie your story is daughter went through something very similar and in her university classes but Stevie go ahead and tell us a little bit about about what you experienced you were the student body president at Belmont University yet you were attacked for your political views isn't that right picture of myself in front of the White House and I captioned it that I was proud to be an American and I thanked those who had sacrificed and served so that we may have the freedoms and liberties that our forefathers intended for us and within 24 hours my fraternity was blackmailing me threatening to label me a racist and remove me from the fraternity there were hundreds of comments on my Instagram post and there were hundreds of signatures on a change .org petition that sought to remove me as the duly elected student body president even though I was elected unanimously with almost 99 98 % of the vote and so it was really bad that students friends of mine my fraternity brothers wanted to attack me because I was proud to be from this country you know my grandparents escaped from communism in Yugoslavia and my mother lived there for a year so I've heard the first -hand horrors of what happens in a communist country and I fear that our country is headed that way every single day. Now what's interesting is one of the articles that I that I went through briefly was is written by Campus Reform it's published on an online newsletter called Campus Reform and one of the stories that they have today actually talks about glorifying Che you Guevara know this is a this is a socialist figure that that helped with the with the cubist Cuban communist revolution and Fidel Castro you're you're talking about your family having come from communist Yugoslavia are you seeing are you seeing Stevie in in in in your experience on on campus now I don't know what you're doing now maybe you graduated you can bring us up to date with where you at right now but are you seeing some of these same the same signs that that perhaps your mother or your grandparents were talking about that were that were red flags for for communism growing within the country are you seeing that experiencing that I do and I think unfortunately it is getting worse specifically at Belmont University they refused the school is refusing to allow a turning point USA chapter on campus I think it it's it's it's awful it's an infringement on our First Amendment right to freedom of speech and freedom of belief to protest to assemble and so it's really unfortunate what's going on with with colleges and universities I graduated in the spring of 2021 but I have heard of the horror stories happening at private Christian schools so -called Christian schools happening across the country and until students and parents and grandparents begin to see what is happening you know the first step to solving a problem is acknowledging it exists and it's there and it's not going to get better until enough conservative students and parents realize that they need to stop funding the indoctrination machines of universities and change course well it's very brave of you to say that glory I want want to get your your view and and and I want to first first say this I opened this show up before I brought you on with talking about somebody named Charlotte Iserbyt and I'm happy to send you her link to her book it's called the deliberate dumbing down of America what she did was she started dissecting what was happening under the Reagan administration with the attack on the indoctrination that we're seeing fruits of today a few decades later but Gloria did you did you ever expect or suspect that something like this might happen to your son I I he gets into college were there any anything anything happening up to that time where he's now the student body president of Belmont University anything before that that you were that you questioned well you know hey they he might he might need to defend himself or was this a complete surprise to you it was a complete surprise there was absolutely nothing the handbook the literature the online documentation about Belmont University everything fit a conservative Christian agenda there was nothing I mean personally I think it's a bait and switch but there was absolutely nothing I was friends with some of the professors who are conservatives at Belmont or who were conservatives at Belmont and we had spoken for two years before Stevie made the decision to go there and no there was not any kind of indication that anything like this would happen now we would never allowed our son to want to go to a school where he would have been threatened for his beliefs I mean he had been working for Republican candidates since he was 17 years old so it was out in the open it's on his LinkedIn it's public so no I mean we we were told on every tour we were told at every meeting that this was a fully free campus there would be no harassment it was Christian it was conservative and I read the handbook and Stevie followed all the guidelines when these things did start to occur he did follow all the guidelines he followed all the rules he turned everything into administration and they did nothing absolutely nothing and Stevie yeah go ahead to this day they have not responded in any way shape or form nothing and this has been three years now so you have not gotten a formal response from the school administration Stevie you're simply in DC taking a photograph outside the White House expressing your gratitude for the country and the values that it stands for did you ever suspect this type of backlash coming from the because he knew that if he spoke out against them that they would send him to a camp where he'd never be heard from again and really that whole year of 2020 was either you agree with everything we're saying you endorse the BLM organization but we're gonna do everything we can to destroy you and in fact because Tennessee is a single -party consent state that means you can record conversations with only one person knowing I did record those conversations with my fraternity which my mom put into her book and in those conversations my fellow friends my fraternity brothers say if you do not apologize for your post if you do not endorse this group we're gonna do whatever it takes to destroy you and your career and your reputation so it's a more mild form of what happens in communist countries but because these students were not held accountable it is only going to get worse and worse and it did I mean there was one instance where a female student who worked at a fast -food restaurant I would go to for my breakfast in the mornings she admitted in the official College Democrat group text that she was putting quote gross stuff in my drinks every single day because I was a an awful conservative who loved this country and one endorsed the BLM organization and the school guess what the school did when I turned her in what did they do they accepted her into Belmont law school you gotta be kidding me I'm serious 100 % she was rewarded for attacking a political opponent and I think that's dangerous as we see what's going on with President Trump he is being attacked because he's leading in the polls and it's truly unfortunate that we're becoming a banana republic yeah did the did she make you sick with whatever she put in the drinks and we couldn't even get the Nashville police who are unfortunately very short staff due to the liberal City Council and the liberal mayor at the time unfortunately they were they were unable to investigate it because I was perfectly fine thankfully but they said since there was no lasting issues that they refused to investigate and then the school accepted this girl into law school with full knowledge of everything she had done struck so it it shows the systemic problem we're having and imagine if this is happening in a conservative Christian private university in Nashville Tennessee one of the most conservative states imagine what's going on in all 49 other states we don't have the ability to record conversations and to take screenshots of texts and emails and and have such transparency I mean it's terrifying to think what's happening in these other colleges yeah very well said Stevie tell us about that book and tell us about how tell us about how it's been received my husband and I we want to speak out on this we want people to know I need parents and grandparents to know what their children and yes very teen but there still are children what they face and what they are up against when they go away to school we need for parents to fight back we need for parents to take a stand if 40 % of students stopped attending their respective universities you know that the agenda at universities with administration would change so we as conservatives we have that title of being silent majority because usually we are silent well Stevie and I wanted to change that hence the book I use I feel that the book is an educational tool for parents learn from what happened to my son learn from the experience that we've had we went to this university many times it's not far from our home we investigated it we knew people who worked there who taught there and never once did we feel that it was going to be a threat to our son and look what happened so whatever you're seeing I dread to think what's going on at public schools I just dread but I want parents to learn learn read the book you'll see everything is documented in there as my son said fortunately we're able to record and we're able to use everything for information but we need for parents to be more active in their students and their children's educations even when they are at college because they are all indoctrination facilities I did live in a communist country I went to first grade in Zagreb which was then Yugoslavia in 1972 and I can tell you that on my way to school my walk to school every morning I had 1 ,000 US dollars in my backpack I knew if civil unrest broke out at the age of six I knew how to get out of Yugoslavia get into a cab that was waiting for me at the end of the hill and that cab driver would take me to the border of Yugoslavia in Italy where one of my aunts would meet me and my parents would come when they were able I also knew the police officer on the corner he wasn't there for me he wasn't there to make sure that I'd be safe or anybody else he was definitely there to protect the communist regime and Josip Tito who was the dictator at the time and the parallels that I saw with what I experienced living in a communist country and what my son endured at Belmont University it's there if it's clear as day and I want to enlighten everyone who wants to hear from me I want all parents to know this is happening in our country now too we are being silenced and shut down the title of the book folks is outcast how the radical left tried to destroy a young conservative and that is Stevie so Stevie was this a the attack on you was this coming from the BLM movement at Belmont University or in Nashville have you identified the nucleus of where this attack came from okay so let me ask you a broader question we saw during the Trump Tifa uprisings mainly Seattle Portland but obviously across the country Chicago New York but that coincided with this this COVID -19 virus outbreak as a as a university student you've now graduated but Stevie were you were you drawing any parallels to either of these things happening during the Trump administration that seemingly linked to a communist revolt within the country does that making sense were you able to draw any connect any dots Stevie we know from history that it usually doesn't work that way and the government's gonna keep taking more and more of our rights and when you couple that with what is happening what did happen in 2020 with with the riots and people getting away with committing crimes to where if you and I or anyone else who was a conservative did burn down a courthouse like they did in Nashville or protest and kill innocent people in the streets we would go to jail however because they were advancing a political movement that the liberal district attorneys in big cities supported they were let go and they were not punished like they should have been like we would have been so the hypocrisy is terrible I think it does parallel communism to where you know if you remember the black shirts Mussolini's black shirts taking control of the Italian government because they were the advancing political agenda and movement that the powers that be wanted them to they were able to harass and intimidate people into supporting them and I fear that our country is going that way and we need people to stand up now if we're ever hoping to take back our country and get it back on the right track and under control Gloria the book is recently published it looks like it was just published last month and you've got us forward by Sam Sorbo how's the reception of the book been so far what are people saying who have you spoke to about it how is it being received lot Gloria a of media outlets that are reaching out to us I'm being asked to speak almost on a daily basis different organizations different groups Stevie and I have traveled to a lot of different states throughout the country and we will continue to be touring and we are I have started a conversation and parents are now extending that conversation with their friends and that is the goal we need to start with one person talking to another and now the growth has been exponential it's incredible the book is selling very well it's available on Amazon and wherever books are sold but from what I have witnessed and the calls I am getting yes it is and I mean if we as conservatives don't speak up we're gonna be done this is it and if America Falls there is nowhere else to go and our children are being indoctrinated I don't care what level of schooling it's that they're being indoctrinated on every single level and if parents do not set a strong foundation in the household when the child is born and continue that throughout a child's life when they go to college always we will not be America any longer so the book is being well received I do have parents who have reached out to me and who have asked me questions likewise I do have some haters but that's how I know I'm making a difference because the hate is there as well yeah absolutely well said it's like when you went once you're censored you know that you're putting up the correct information on the online right Stevie are you concentrating on any particular campuses as you tour the country you point of a Christian organization and unfortunately they they canceled the meeting that was going to happen at Belmont and so been trying to help the students out there at Belmont but really I think the key thing is getting in front of as many young people as possible who are conservative and letting them know that they're not alone that the hardships they're going through have happened before and they're gonna happen again and we've got to stand up tall for what we believe in and we can't be scared of people saying mean things about us or what people put on social media or what they may say to us we've got to stand up for what we believe in if there's any chance of saving our country thank you very much let me ask you this question Gloria as we as we wind down and then I want to give each of you an opportunity to leave listeners with some final words and thoughts but Gloria as somebody who's lived in a communist country and it sounded like you did at least one year schooling their first grade what's happening right now to the border of your country what's happening down there they believe they have freedom and to an extent they do and I equate it to when I speak I speak to a lot of young people because young people are what United Women Foundation is mostly about and so when I speak I they look at me very oddly when I tell my story but what I have found that works very well is I bring up a lion at a zoo and he's in a zoo he's caged his needs are met he has food he has shelter he has water he has medical attention and it's all for free but he is still in that cage but he is able to roam in that cage correct and then we have the next picture a lion picture lion in Wyoming in Montana anywhere in this country roaming freely that lion bends for himself he finds his own food he finds his own shelter he finds his own water he takes care of himself that lion is independent to me that is the difference that is the bottom line that is the difference between communism and America that is the difference between our constitution is that lion that is roaming free throughout this country and that's what we are right now so that is something that I think resonates with young people and I I believe that putting it in a perspective of a picture like that they are beginning to understand a little bit I hope at least I mean I don't know right now what I'm seeing is a lot of people have said we cannot have an opinion because we have not experienced it which truly breaks my heart my family in Croatia thinks that they are free in effect my family basically is a caged lion yeah incredible and and let me review what is happening right now at the southern border in in the U .S.
A highlight from Antifa's War on Cops and the Brazilification of America with Lee Fang
"The U .S. dollar has lost 85 % of its value since the 70s, when the dollar decoupled from gold, and the government seems bent on continuing the tradition. Charlie Kirk here. From now until after the elections, the government can print as much money as they want. The last time they did that, inflation went up 9%. Gold is the only asset that has proven to withstand inflation. Invest in gold with Noble Gold Investments. You will get a 24 -carat, one -fourth of an ounce gold standard coin for free. Just use promo code kirk. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com. That's noblegoldinvestments .com, the only gold company I trust. Hey, everybody. Today on The Charlie Kirk Show, Lee Fang joins us to talk about radicals versus Atlanta, the global left's violent rage over a police academy, that and so much more. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast and get involved with Turning Point USA today at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Welcome back, everybody. Email us freedom at charliekirk .com. Really excited for our guests this hour. Lee Fang joins us, who has been doing some great reporting and honestly has a super interesting story. I want to get into his background later, though. I want to first lead with his excellent story here that is radicals versus Atlanta, the global left's violent rage over a police academy meant to prevent killings. You guys can find it at leefang .com. That's l -e -e -f -a -n -g .com. Lee, excellent piece. I want to explore this with you. Welcome to the program. Tell us about it. Hey, Charlie. Thanks for having me. You know, this piece looks at a couple different issues. You know, in America we have a crisis of police training. Police are not very... they don't have a very large training requirement, especially compared to other wealthy industrialized countries. You know, it takes a minimum of about three months to four months of training to become a police officer in many jurisdictions in the United States. Compare that to Finland, Germany, Denmark, and other countries where it takes at least three years. Stressed out cops, cops without proper training, are more likely to injure civilians and themselves, more likely to escalate violent situations. There's just so much social science, criminology, and other research that shows better trained police are better at preventing crime, are better at de -escalating and dealing with mental health emergencies, better at policing in general. Yet, despite this kind of clear fact of the matter, the new cause du jour on the far left, the radical left, is going after police training. There's a view that any type of training, any type of investment in preparing police, is some kind of violation of defund the police, abolish the police principles, that it's somehow dangerous for society. And we're seeing protests all over the country of various police training centers. But the biggest kind of rallying cry is a proposed police training center in Atlanta that will be primarily for Atlanta police, but for Georgia police overall. Police in Atlanta are, you know, they're forced to train in a very decrepit building where the roof is literally caving in. Firefighters will also use the same training center. They're using an ancient abandoned elementary school. This is something that the unions, that community leaders, that the entire city council, that community leaders have demanded for decades. Now it's finally happening. And the global left, I mean, people are flying in from France, from the UK, from Canada, to protest the center, to engage in violence, to attempt to burn it down and attack it. It's kind of the rallying cry for protesters around the world. In San Francisco, in Brooklyn, in Paris, and other places you see Stop Cop City. They've kind of branded it as a supposed cop city and made it their rallying cry. And it's kind of led to these escalating violent tensions in Atlanta that is very unusual for the city. This is a city with a long history of nonviolent civil rights protests, very kind of gradual, moderate reform. It's not known as a hotbed of radicalism, yet Antifa and anarchists from around the country are swarming to the city and in camping and attacking construction workers and police officers as they attempt to build this training center. So I have several thoughts. I think you've pinpointed the first, perfectly, which is for years, as I do these campus events, I'm told by anti -police BLM activists, the key is training, that we need to train police better, that we need to make sure they're better equipped, that they're not overwhelmed, that when they get in a situation, for example, they don't mistake their taser for their firearm, which is a situation we saw recently that ended tragically. Now, that seems to just be an excuse. That doesn't seem to be legitimate, maybe by some people it is, but this activist base is going after the actual training centers themselves. Now, our audience probably remembers, and Lee, I want you to correct me if I'm in error here, but this felt like a coordinated attack. It felt like as if there was communication channels, time, date, place, and manner to go after this construction site of well over, it seemed to be between 50 to 100 people is my estimation. Walk us through that day that went viral where these Antifa folks gathered with, I guess you could say weapons or I don't know if it was Molotov cocktails, tell us the details of when they decided to actually try to damage the training center in Georgia. Well, you know, to your first point, there's been a great division within the criminal justice reform movement. There are many well -meaning people, well -intentioned people who see police abuses, who see issues between police and civilians as an opportunity for reform, for greater investments in body cameras and civilian oversight and better training and working closer with police and violence interrupters to deal with all the kind of issues that we have in this country when it comes to crime and policing. But there's another side that's overwhelmingly kind of dominated by upper -class activists, by foundation -funded activists, by kind of highly educated left -wing anarchists, for lack of a better term, who see this opportunity, see these kind of moments of police misconduct or viral moments you see in the news around policing as an opportunity to burn it all down, to kind of confront police, to engage in rioting and violence. And that's what we've really seen with this public safety training center in Atlanta. Back in December, you had a number of activists, almost all of whom who were at least arrested were from out of state. Once you look at the arrest records in one of these confrontations where protesters brought weapons, knives, Molotov cocktails, even firearms. In one case, 27 I believe were arrested, only two were from Georgia. In another case where there's another violent confrontation, every single individual was from outside of the state. And there's sometimes kind of a cliche that any of these violent protests are outside agitators. And I think you should always view some of these claims with skepticism. The proof is right there. I mean, these violent protesters were bringing weapons into Georgia. And after this training center, the arrest records show that they don't live from the state. I mean, it's become a global rallying prize. So people are flying in. And you listen to the last city council member hearing on this training center from earlier this summer, and people at least identified themselves. They said, look, I flew in from Los Angeles. I flew in from New York. And I'm just so opposed to police training that I use my own resources and my time to come protest. It's become very fashionable. It's kind of the bandwagon effect. It's the mimetic power of the internet. When people see these kind of very emotional causes, they get so invested. And if they have the time and resources, they will literally fly to a place like Atlanta and engage in these protests. And it hasn't been a meaningful back and forth. There are claims that this is a militarization center, that this is going to be used for training alongside Israeli special forces to terrorize minorities. There's no proof of that. But you can understand if you did believe that that might be kind of a galvanizing reason to go in and protest. But there's just been such a big separation between those who are very eager to jump on a bandwagon and those who are actually dealing with the facts of the matter for this training center. How much damage did they do to the construction site? And do you think this training center will actually get to completion? Well, they've destroyed multiple bulldozers and construction materials. They went to the Alabama home of one of the construction executives and attempted to intimidate him. They just destroyed and burned several police motorcycles at the center. They've attacked AT &T workers who are setting up some of the telecom equipment. I don't think there's been a full kind of exhaustive list of all the damage they've done, but they keep attacking the workers and the police and destroying all the equipment as they come and develop the center. And will it happen? I don't know. There's a fight. There's lots of kind of far left money flowing into the city to put the issue to referendum. So there'll be a yes or no vote in Atlanta that has not qualified yet. They're still gathering signatures, but it's still TBD. There's a lot of money coming in and this is an off -year election. So for an off -year election, if it qualifies for this November, it's really for those types of elections, the most eager and enthusiastic voters can have a lot of sway. I just want everyone to just take a second here. This is is this in Fulton County, Lee? Is that correct? I think it is. Yeah, I believe so. So you have the Fulton County DA who's about to indict a former president because of a phone call and then you simultaneously have a taxpayer funded police training center of people flying in from all over the world, attacking it. Something here doesn't fit.
New York City has a right to shelter, but will it establish a right to sleep outside?
"New York City has a right to shelter, but will it establish a right to sleep outside? If the democratic mayor allows the city council's homeless Bill of rights to become law, it would make New York the first big U.S. city to establish an explicit right to sleep in at least some public places. A right to rest proposal in Oregon died and attempts to establish similar bills in California have faltered. LA has measures that prohibit sleeping on the streets, the increasing visibility of the homeless hasfield public frustration and prompted politicians to act, much to the chagrin of some advocates for the homeless. Julie Walker, New York
Randall Terry Goes to the 1988 Democratic Convention, Lands in Jail
"So take us back to 1988. You decide to go to the democratic convention in Atlanta and you put in jail, keep tell that story again. All right, so I'm on CNN crossfire with Pat Buchanan and Mark green. Mark green says, what's next? And I say we're going to Atlanta to the democratic invention. We had no plan. Nothing in place, no infrastructure, nothing. So my staff, they just went crazy and we started sending out letters and making phone calls begging people. Please come to Atlanta and join us and go to jail for three or four days during the convention. So we get there. There's a 137 of us that go on the first morning of the convention. We go to an abortion clinic and we sit down and we start praying, the police arrest us, and when they take us into custody, they, they said, what's your name? And we said, all the men said, my name is baby John Doe. In other women said, my name is baby Jane Doe. Because we wanted to identify with the babies who had no name. So nobody had identification with them known had any money. We knew that they would hold us. And they had this huge warehouse facility with cots. They brought us in, they put us there, and they thought, okay, well, they're being smart, Alex, they'll give us their name and we wouldn't do it. So after a couple of days in this big place, they put us in the key road prison facility. Which was another mistake on their part because they gave us an entire wing of the prison. And during the day, the men and women could hang out in a big area together, and we sang and prayed and had preachers in jail, we had prayer meetings, and Bible studies, 24/7. I mean, literally all day long. And while we're there, the police are negotiating with us and they say, okay, on Friday, at the end of the week, we'll just let you all go. Time served. Well, the attorney for the do versus bolt in case. Now we all are familiar with roe versus wade, but it was actually two cases. Roe versus wade, and Doe versus Bolton. The dough case was critical because it defined health of a woman. So when they stay a woman has an abortion for her health, that can mean financial health, emotional health, up to the day of birth. So the attorney for dough versus Bolton, Marjorie Pitts haymes, she said to the city council and to the police, don't you dare let these people go without giving their names. So we found out that she was the problem. And man, you know, I'm in my 20s. I've got a bunch of young advisers around me. And I thought, you got to be kidding me. You picked the fight with the wrong people. So I went on pat Robertson, CNN. They were letting me do interviews from jail. They would bring cameras up to the fence and let me do interviews or do them on the phone.
"city council" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
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"city council" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"And what's not. Let's talk about workforce a little bit more and we only have a few more minutes together here and thank you for the time, city council member Linda Lee. On the workforce issue that seems to be a big challenge this, again, this is part of you got the new investments from the state. We have an article about that it got them because that lays out the governor and state legislator legislature devoting about a billion new dollars to various aspects of mental health and some of that is around workforce. A major limiting factor here seemingly besides some political will and funding and key elements of execution is the availability of necessary clinical support staff, there's shortages across the state and beyond are the workforce provisions here enough to ensure adequate staffing in any sort of short to medium term. How do we, you know, you can have all the, as we've seen across city government here with some of the personnel vacancy issues, you can have lots of programs and lots of funding, but if you don't have the people to execute. So what can you say about the specifics of some of the workforce provisions and whether you think there's some sort of reasonable forecast for when they might start to ensure adequate staffing? Sure. So there's a lot of factors into this, not all of which are going to be overnight solutions. That's for sure. And I think we have to look at this from a multi prong perspective and tackle it in multiple ways. So in the more immediate sort of medium, longer term is what the mental health road map addresses, which is the attempt to get people into the workforce by providing scholarship opportunities and even looking at, okay, is there a second language or a language capacity in addition to that where it would be helpful to get these folks into the pipeline?
"city council" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Also, which I know the mayor has mentioned and also the commissioner comes from that world as well. Is also something that they're looking to expand, and I think that some of the groups on the ground who are running some of the clubhouses have expressed interest in wanting to expand and may have future locations and so those are all things that we need to think through because that's actually a really great place that's more in an outpatient setting. It's folks with severe mental illness. It addresses some of the ongoing needs that they may have and it's more long term. So there's definitely places like the respite centers that are more short term, but then there's also a need to plug folks after that into more long-term sustainable programs. In this package, as often happens with the city council trying to provide sort of more directive and more oversight to the mayoral administration that implements things, there's a bunch of bills, including some of your own related to reporting requirements. And this is a form, obviously, of providing more information, but it's also a form of real attempts at least on at one step of accountability. So there's obviously different pieces of this. But taking even what we have today, but also if you were to get this whole road map past funded and implemented, say a little bit about the accountability piece, the oversight piece, this is obviously a big part of your role as a city council member and chair of this committee because it strikes me covering city government for the last decade that there are these hearings that often happen that officials from the mayoral administration or questioned about lacking in implementation or mediocre execution, let's say, or gaps in the programs that are being provided, and there's not always a lot of discernible improvement that comes out of this. Say a little bit about instituting some more reporting requirements oversight, accountability, how you're thinking about this because as you know, even before you came into government as an elected official a year and a half ago, there was a lot of focus on these issues under the de Blasio administration. There was the thrive NYC program that had lots of flaws and challenges and was also became a punching bag of sorts. But a lot of these discussions have been happening. Mayor Adams comes in, is trying to fix the problems, add new things in. Now the council is here as well, including pushing more on some of the education, the reporting, the publicly available information. So say a little bit about how you're thinking about accountability and oversight and the question of as we sit here on May 10th,
"city council" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"For example, I think the number one thing that we're hearing across the board is how there's a huge lack of mental health workforce. So when you're talking, for example, about the street outreach teams through department of homeless services through EMS through be heard, all these programs that are supposed to be out there. The number one thing with those programs as well as the nonprofit programs that are providing supportive services is that there's a huge lack of workforce in the mental health sector. So we try to address that in a few different ways, both encouraging or we're going to attempt to encourage folks to go into the mental health sector through scholarships and on the other side for those that are already in the field. How do we address loan forgiveness to help retain staff so that they don't leave this field? And pay parity colas for nonprofits. These are all things that we're really trying to push. And then the second thing that really is instance that shows the failure is we're constantly having a lot of folks coming into the mental health system as a revolving door. And how do we prevent that, right? So I think a lot of that stems from two other pillars that are discussed in the road map, which is number one, breaking down the silos in city and government agencies, because for example, department of homeless services has one piece of the mental health continuum Department of Health and mental hygiene has another. But how do we know that the handoff is happening? And then from there, you know, once they leave in patient, how do we make sure that the baton is being handed off to services that are in the community and that they're actually plugged in for continued care. So that silos and government and the need for this whole approach to this mental health crisis issue, whole government approach is something that we tend to address. And then also just the preventative services. I can not emphasize how important this is. And where are the providers able to fill in the gaps and catch people where they may be falling through the cracks.
Denver's Candi CdeBaca: White Businesses Should Pay Reparations
"Denver city council member candy I don't even know how to pronounce it It's too many consonants CDE BAC a Is the sea silent of the diesel Said abaca Set a back And I'm going to give hat tip to libs of TikTok Another courageous and hilarious group And very very important group I want you to listen to another Democrat You only hear this in the Democrat party And so when I call the marxists hey what do you mean we're marxists Marxists T Marxist Cut 13 go Capitalism was built on stolen land stolen labor and stolen resources And a check today could not undo the cumulative impact of generations of that stolen wealth in all of those categories And so I think it has to come in the form of land labor and resources in an ongoing fashion And there are structures that we have that could be flipped to begin to do that we just that preparation I told you there's no end to this Of course that's a lie Capitalism was built on stolen land stolen labor Okay who stole land from whom Now which group are we talking about now Native American There are actually people here before the Native Americans Did you know that mister perdue
The Bahamas Looks to Tighten Crypto Laws Post-FTX
"We're going off to The Bahamas. They are responding to the FTX fallout, a new bill published for comment is going to include restrictions on stablecoins, proof of work mining, and crypto staking. Zach, I'm kicking it back to you. We've talked a lot about these island nations responding to the FTX fallout, wondering what's going to happen next when it comes to regulation. What do you make of this? To be expected, right? Pretty big black eye for The Bahamas as it saw to become the crypto Bahamas. You got that giant event there. Last ring in which FTX and salt showed up in force and brought everyone down there to say, hey, we're a destination now. Let's put it on the map. You know, luckily we're going to get to hear more from The Bahamas about their sort of change of plans. But I think this is pretty expected that we'd see some tightening after the massive fraud that occurred based out of The Bahamas. So probably honestly, probably no fault of their own that this happens that this fraud was perpetrated against them and others in the space, but certainly the response that, hey, we need to tell you this up a little bit. It seems to make a ton of sense to me. But I don't know. Maybe that's just the midwife. What do you got? Yeah, no, this whole story actually made me laugh a little bit this morning. It kind of brought me back to the 60s and 70s in Las Vegas. After the FBI came in and cleared town, they're like, get the hookers out of town. Get the gambling out of town. The FBI came in like, cleared it up and shut it down. And then the Las Vegas city council came through and was like, we're going to pass some legislation and clean it up now. You kind of missed it by 6, 12 months, guys. It already happened. SPF is already on parental watch out in San Francisco. We're past that story already. And now you guys are going to pass this legislation. So if that gave me a little bit of a laugh, I don't think anyone's going to The Bahamas for crypto for a little bit. Like even coinbase with its recent announcement, talked about Bermuda. There's a lot of other islands in the Caribbean where we can launch our shell funds and we can do that. We don't have to go back to The Bahamas.
SNL Alum Victoria Jackson Speaks Out at Tennessee City Council Meeting
"Talking to Victoria Jackson who performed with Saturday Night Live for many years was on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 20 times and today lives in the Nashville area and recently spoke out at a town council. So Victoria, you decided to say something that most people don't say anymore. They don't get into it. But the idea that God denounces homosexuality as aberrant behavior as a moral behavior doesn't denounce people, loves everybody, but it's interesting that you were willing to say that at this town council, because typically people avoid that issue, which used to be kind of a basic Christian value. And again, this is not about condemning people. We're supposed to have compassion on everybody because we all struggle with something, but you did you did say that at this town council and your short 62nd presentation. Yes, I'm tired of them making us bow down to what they believe and it's like, why are we so afraid and it's done about me? It's about God. What is God think? Who cares what my opinion is. But anyway, so I thought, okay, God hates it. He saw them in gamora. Which is still there. And it's a sulfur. Someone told me that brimstone sulfur, right? You need to read my book. Victory. I hate to tell my Friends to read my book. But if you don't have time to read it, just buy a copy, all right? Just at least by a couple. I do have a couch. So anyway, but yeah, but the point is that when we think of judgment, biblical judgment, sad, I'm going to get more is about as basic as it gets. That's
Former SNL Star Victoria Jackson Speaks Out Against Gay Pride Parade
"Victoria Jackson, Vicki, welcome back. Thank you. Jackson. Listen, you are, you're so dear and so sweet. But part of it is because you speak the truth when other people may be shrink from doing that. And give us the background because people don't know, you live in the Nashville area. Tell us what happened. Tell us your version of the story. Okay. So Tuesday, I got a text message, it went out to a lot of people from the moms for liberty organization. This woman Robin used to be a bomber pilot in the military. For real, she's awesome. Most moms are not bomber pilots. I just want to be very clear with my audience just so they understand most moms tend not to be bomber pilots, but you're telling me that you've got a text. This is over a week ago from a woman with moms for liberty and what did the text say? It said, all forces, can you hear my dog marking? Yes, I can. Is that a bad thing? Well, she's outside. I mean, if I let her in, she won't burn. Well, okay, let's let her in. Okay, the dog is back in the house, not barking. So Vicky, you were just saying, you got a text from your friend, mom's for liberty. It's about a week ago. And what is she saying? She said, everybody show up tonight is the vote on whether or not they're going to have the gay pride parade and Franklin. Okay. So your friend is telling you, show up at a council, a city council meeting in Franklin because they're voting on whether to have a gay pride parade and Franklin. And I was just a new thing for Franklin because there's so many parts of the country where they have these parades, is this something that has happened before and Franklin and that they're trying to make a decision on whether to continue. Okay, this is a new thing. They had it last year. I believe that was the first or second year. I'm not sure if it was the first time. I think it was the first time. I'm not sure. But they had it last year and people were appalled and offended because there was pornographic dancing done in front of children in the gay pride parade.
How Often Has Chris Elston Been Attacked by Transgender Extremists?
"Times have you been physically attacked by these transgender extremists, Chris? I would say I've been assaulted probably 25 times. That includes people spitting on me. Physical altercations probably 15. I had my arm broken in Montreal. I got jumped by 5 or 6 masked and hooded black block and antifa attackers. I blocked a traffic cone four times with my left forearm, as man was trying to cave my face in and one of those blows broke my arm because the base on those tones is really dense. And what happened with the police there in Montreal, nothing, two months later, the investigator told me they'd lost the street footage. And there was nothing they could do unless I got them the names of my masked and hooded attackers. In Ottawa with 12 police watching on, members of parliament, members of Ottawa city council. All watching as 200 university students mobbed me, punched me twice in the head, spat on me, painted on me, destroyed my signs and keyed my car. They did nothing about any of it. The day before an Ottawa, I'd been punched by a man. He got arrested, The Crown prosecutor decided not to press charges. This is how it always goes across Canada. And as we saw with the trucker protest, we've got fascists running the country, and they're doing everything they can to stop people like myself from speaking up.
Minneapolis and state agree to revamp policing post-Floyd
"The city of Minneapolis has entered into an agreement with the state of Minnesota to revamp police policies in the wake of George Floyd's death. It's a settlement agreement approved by the city council. After the Minnesota department of human rights demanded change and wrote a blistering report about the Minneapolis police department, finding it had engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination for at least a decade. Mayor Jacob Frey, in 2021, when George Floyd's family won a settlement over his death. At the knee of a white police officer. We need to be unapologetic in our pursuit of a more equitable local government and a more just approach to community, safety in our city. The agreement includes rules on body worn cameras, dealing with mental illness, and an independent inspector to monitor compliance. There's still a federal investigation underway into alleged discrimination by the Minneapolis police department. I'm Jackie Quinn
Victims of Nashville school shooting honored in somber vigil
"Victims of the Nashville school shooting were remembered at a solemn vigil Wednesday night. Hundreds of people gathered at a candlelight vigil in downtown Nashville to honor and mourn those shot and killed at the covenant school earlier this week. Two days ago was our cities worst day. Nashville mayor John Cooper addressed the crowd. I still wish we did not need to be here. But we need to be here. The event included performances by Sheryl Crow, Margo price, and catch sea corps of old crow medicine show. First Lady Jill Biden, civic leaders and the 7 children of murdered school custodian Mike hill were among those who attended, city council member, Russ pulley. Covenant staff laid down their lives attempting to protect the children in their care. Police said 28 year old former student Audrey Hale shot out glass doors at the school Monday morning, and fired indiscriminately, killing three 9 year old students, the head of the school, a substitute teacher, and mister hill. I'm Jennifer King
Larry Elder Shares His Takeaways From the Recent Education Numbers
"When you look at the numbers that we recently got on the education front, and we learned that American students fell so significantly behind during those lockdowns and shutdowns and schools, there weren't in action. What we also learned was that so many students in very poor areas, minority areas, areas that were run by Democrats, they fared much worse than the rest of the country. Is there a takeaway there that people should remember? Absolutely. And again, you look at a place like Baltimore, a Baltimore is where Freddie gray died in police custody a few years ago. The number one and number two people running the police department were black. The people who are in charge of both the county and the city public schools were black. The mayor black, 6 of the officers, three of the 6 officers who were charged were black. The state attorney who blocked the charges against the officers was black. A judge before whom two of the officers tried their cases with black, by the way, he found them not guilty. City council all democratic majority black. The U.S. attorney at the time, Loretta lynch was black. The president at the time with black Barack Obama. And we're talking about systemic racism. I'm reminded of the joke that Wanda Sykes once said, how are you going to complain about the man when you are the man? And you're finding this over and over again and in Baltimore, 13, I'm not making this up, Trish, 13 public high schools involved in the inner city, 0% of the kids are math proficient. And another half a dozen were only 1% of the kids are Mac proficient. That's almost half of all the public high schools in Baltimore were either 0% of the kids or math proficient or only 1% bar. This is absolutely horrific.
What's Happening in Arizona Can Happen to Any Christian School
"You folks at Liberty University. Many of you folks have done your student teaching work in Lynchburg. What if the Lynchburg city council woke up one day and decided, you know what? We don't want to have any Christians working in our public school system. The same thing could happen to you folks in in Jackson, Tennessee at union university, or right outside of Chattanooga at Lee university. Great Christian schools. Churning out incredible, incredible teachers. But they could be denied jobs if in fact they profess faith in Jesus Christ. Now, here's the curious thing. We have a lot of I know we have a large and very diverse audience. We have Christians and atheists we have Jews and gentiles we have people who are conservative people who are liberal people who are straight people who are gay, what I'm curious about, where is where are all the conservative gay folks out there? Why are they not rising up in outrage over this? Where is the gay community at large because right now they are citing with the school board and the school board is doubling down. And they're saying, you know what? We do not want Christians in our public schools. This ladies and gentlemen is the hill to die on. This is the this is the moment where you have to stand up. And you have to fight back. And I'm glad to see people standing up and fighting back, but I am really surprised. By the numbers of people who came out and said, yeah, we don't have a problem with this. We think that's a good idea. Christians have no right to be in public school classrooms. As teachers.
Jennifer Horn Weighs in on LA's Sanctuary City Status
"Your LA city council out there is talking about becoming a sanctuary city again. Are they really going to go with this? Is that a thing again? Well, you know what's so funny is I read the same story this morning and I thought, wait a second, is it Los Angeles? Already a sanctuary city. I mean, we've been doing any time you go to jail, the jails are not allowed to work with ice. They're not cooperating. So essentially why do we even have to make it official again? Because we've already been acting in this same vein. It's absolutely insane. I think that they run out of things to do. And now that they're going to end the COVID emergency finally at the end of March so they think what other thing can we get into? Maybe we need to revisit sanctuary fun again. I mean, you have so much craziness. You have the LA fire department and the LAPD, all coming out in the LA fire just recently just today actually LAPD last month, saying that they want to they want to reduce the test and the testing and the standard for hiring because they want to get they want to achieve equity instead of equality. And so they want to lower the standards so they can bring in more women. They can bring in more minorities. Here's the thing. I don't care what color you are. I don't care what gender you are, but I want you to be able to pass the test. Show up. That's too much to ask. I don't think that's unreasonable.
Black Activists Attack ‘White Tears’ of Pro-Police Memphians
"These leftists on the city council basically bent over and worshiped at the feet of these racist BLM people. I've got to play some audio here. This is a, this is one of the activists saying they don't want to listen to the white tears of white people who have lost loved ones in violence. Cut number 11, please. So I find it quite funny that today of all days on the third reading of this ordinance, we have this whole group of white people that have opposition to these ordinances taking place. We've been here for every reading that has taken place this time. This is three. This is three ratings, though, of this. And none of these white people were here to speak about their lack of feeling safe. We don't feel safe with the police. I had a conversation with CJ personally and taller the same thing that I'm standing here telling y'all today. I never feel safe when it comes down to police. My siblings don't feel sick when it comes to police. The black people are sitting in this room, don't feel safe when it comes to police, but adding unmarked police cars to that makes it even more dangerous. It's a problem. I don't know who's pulling up on me. My car. How do I identify you because you got some lights? I can buy some lights on Amazon. And put them in my window, then identify myself with this police officer. So I was at making her safe. This is like literally common sense. I'm not going to bow down to the fears of white people that don't have to worry about the same things that I have to worry about when I'm being put off at least. I'm not going to sit there and listen to that white tears in their ignorance of what it looks like to be a black man like Terry walking around in the city of Memphis, a predominantly black city. So on that, I'm going to say, please pass these ordinances that we're asking for. This is the third time we've come to y'all about these things. And y'all need to listen to us. We are the citizens. I'll need to listen to. Not these white tears. All you white people just go to work. Go to work. You don't get to say here. You're not welcome here. She's hello. They're always
"city council" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Personal. These people are good people, just trying to make a living and, you know, with the crimes and stuff around here, it's, it's just getting worse. Now, according to the crime stuffers bulletin that was issued security video shows each suspect getting out of a great SUV. Ryan Sims, come on in. Northwest news time, two O 9. A homeless encampment, which is near Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood, is proving to be an especially dangerous one in the opinion of some city council officials. That was singled out in a recent briefing. I do not turn that way, period. Helene owns C Mart samples. It's across the street from the encampment off Michigan street and under the first avenue bridge. Fires shootings, drugs, even allegations of a chop shop here. On Monday, police responded to yet another shots fired call. All this is the mayor insist homelessness is a top priority this year. They were guns out, get ready to head in. The police chief even cited it while briefing city council on crime data. He said 5 of 8 homicides this year are linked to homelessness, and named 5 area encampments with a crime connection. The one a second Michigan, that actually that site had multiple homicides. Those are the ones that you want to figure out how do you address. Michelle Esteban. To ten time for an update on sports from the Beacon plumbing sports desk, we check in with Bill Schwartz now on the winter like weather that even the Mariners are experiencing in Arizona. At spring training. 58° in the valley of the sun not the condition Seattle ball players want in Arizona as they tune up for the cactus league and beyond. The Mariners have some new faces in the lineup, including 35 year old outfielder AJ Pollock thrilled to join a winning team. And it played a baseball
"city council" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"In the city of Everett, members of the city council voted unanimously to investigate their own mayor for a possible inappropriate relationship. We get details from northwest news radio's corwin Hank. Emerging from an hour long executive session city council president Brenda stone cipher made a motion heard by 7 grim faced council members to enter into a contract with Seattle law firm stokes Lawrence. To conduct an investigation to determine whether the relationship between the mayor and the city of Everett employee violates any laws or policies. Cassie Franklin is the mayor of Everett, first elected in 2017, the daily Herald reports, the city employee is deputy mayor Nick Harper, the council action does not specify the nature of the relationship to be investigated. Questioned on the matter, Franklin tells the Herald she will cooperate with the investigation she declines to comment on a relationship with Harper saying quote, my personal life is my personal life. Franklin Ed Harper are both married to others, court papers show Franklin filed for divorce in November. Corwin Hague, northwest, news radio. And carwin joins us now on the northwest news line, and so we really don't know the nature of this relationship, but all things point to something that would be inappropriate for a mayor and a subordinate. Well, it certainly has the four men details of what we used to think of as a scandal in government. We've got 50 ish mayor of Everett Cassie Franklin, apparently involved in a relationship with an underling deputy mayor Nick Harper, a guy in his 40s, but as you get to be determinative, that's really the part of the story that might be considered a scandal. It's clear that the city council didn't want to take this action, Cassie Franklin is a former council member. She frequently attends council meetings, apparently on good terms with her fellow and former colleagues. So they didn't want to take this action. They did look stricken as they voted to launch this investigation. The question here is not perhaps not whether the alleged sexual relationship is an appropriate, but whether mayor Franklin is misusing city resources to conduct this relationship. And perhaps people in Everett are a little bit more sensitive to this issue than others might be, and I can explain it in two words Aaron Reardon. Do you remember him? I do. That goes back away. Ten years, he's the former snohomish county executive, a rising star in the Democratic Party. He might have been governor one day. He had that kind of appeal kind of an easily appeal. But he was caught in an affair. And more to the point, he was accused of using a county credit card in this affair with, by the way, a county employee to take personal trips with her, and that was really his undoing. He was a married guy, by the way. Just as these two people in this new story are married. So it was not so much the sex scandal, but it was the misuse of funds that really got air and reared in the end. Although he was cleared of all charges, he was never charged, not enough evidence. So we're waiting to see in this case if mayor Franklin and deputy mayor Harper were involved in any kind of misuse of county resources. That's what this law firm has been hired to investigate. Well, certainly the idea of a sex scandal in politics isn't what it used to be, as pretty much anyone in power these days has had some sort of affair of some sort, whether it's a little quaint. Yeah, certainly in the post Bill Clinton Monica Lewinsky era. But the other question is there's also the issue of a supervisor and a subordinate because mayor Franklin hired deputy mayor Harper. That's perhaps more to the point. Exactly in this new era, the hashtag me too era, the power imbalance is perhaps more scandalous than the out of wedlock affair kind of thing. So that's something that I imagine, at least public opinion we'll have to take a close look at this may not go to any sort of legal issues involving their relationship, but certainly it is an imbalance, a mayor Franklin 50 something, deputy mayor Harper, a young guy in his 40s. Well, in Harper himself, is no stranger to sex scandal. He was once a state lawmaker who resigned in a sex scandal of his own ten years ago. That's true. So he has some baggage that he brings along with him into this investigation. The question is not so much about whether Nick Harper will be investigated in this. He seems, you know, if you're utilizing the kind of power struggle issue as the linchpin of this investigation, he's blameless, right? He's the underling. So we'll just have to see if any of this sticks to Cassie Franklin, who by all accounts a popular mayor and Everett. So when are we expecting to hear the results of this investigation that has just been launched? So the council president Brenda stone cipher briefly addressed this at their meeting on Wednesday. She said, this is an open ended investigation. There's no timetable. And mayor Franklin has agreed to cooperate with the investigation. You heard her say, my personal quoted as my personal life is my personal life. The
"city council" Discussed on Behind The Lens
"Michael. What's going on nationally in other cities around these issues and laws. Obviously something that we begin to it right about this is how From kind of regulatory perspective this surveillance expansion kind of snuck up on people the kind of expansion that you've seen in some of these mass surveillance systems. It didn't happen because you know. Certain laws change. Certain regulations were dropped. It changed because the technology became cheaper and more available easier to implement and because of that have been dealing with these rapid surveillance expansions and finding that there aren't really regulations making sure that these singer accounted for making sure that the public fully understands. It's for the most part. It's across the country. That's still the status quo. There aren't Explicit independent regulatory processes for data collection and surveillance technology in cities and towns and. That's just not the norm but things have started to change especially in the last three or four years Cities have started to pass regulations specifically about this local level master balance on that. That's been growing so that there's something that the aclu started. It's called community control over police surveillance and it's a program for you know basically encouraging cities to start adopting proactive regulations and oversight measures around this stuff they have a template ordinance a template local law. That's been passed in. You know they say it's been passed in twenty one cities now in jurisdictions covering a total of seventeen million people. Obviously that's sullivan. The united states but a growing number and basically with the law does he does a few things but it institutes city council approval of existing and future surveillance technology so basically when one of these laws introduced the city council is to post a city council of that city is supposed to go through all the existing surveillance technology and explicit approval to use those technologies and then when anything new comes to the table that is also supposed to come in front of city council. Vote as well. There are also annual reporting requirements. So any department. That uses one of these surveillance. Technologies would have to report on what they use. How they use it How often they use it regulations. They haven't bought ruled. They have in place around this use and the last kind of element to this at is community oversight committee of some sort so this is usually some sort of a community bore. That will look at each of these new piece of surveillance technology and submit recommendations to the city council when it has to approve or disapprove them So that's kind of the the legislation that we kind of about in the piece and and that's being housing more and more cities. I think the first one to pass it was twenty sixteen or twenty seventeen and since then again it's grown to to you know nearly two dozen city so that's kind of the national landscape right now so let me finish this part by taking it back to. How do we compare a new orleans to what you just outlined. That's happening nationally. So would we have done is we have passed. Some blanket bans uncertain surveillance technology. So we have been in late. Twenty twenty i on surveillance works for for a long time on this. Ordinance that banned Facial recognition characteristic tracking. Which is similar to what you would think of. As facial recognition accepted can recognize outfits or cars or hair color. Things like that in in video. It also bans predictive policing technology as well as Cell sites simulators also noticed stingrays which basically they act like. They're a like a cell phone tower on the bisley intercept a cell phone call. Allow whoever's using that sting to listen on the call or to to gather data from That call So those four pieces of technology were ultimately banned in new orleans however the ordinance that banned those four piece of technology was originally much more expensive and it covered that those types of c- cops ongoing regulations w talked about that are happening in other cities around the country. So you know. Annual city council review ingle reports on the use of technology those were originally in this ordinance. That was passed in in late. Twenty twenty but they were ultimately stripped from the ordinance. We didn't get a lot of explanation as to why. That was the case i think a lot of advocates were were kind of surprised that that this city cut out these kind of ongoing oversight measures but kept these more stringent bans in place. I think a lot of advocates felt like the oversight piece was gonna be maybe a little bit easier than the piece but that's not how it turned out. So yeah i mean. We don't have those types of oversight or regulatory measures as some other seats. Have we do however. We are on a short list of cities that have banned specific types around technology conversation. I had in the process of researching in working on this surveillance asking about how they were drafting. The the different the different ordinances that they were proposing in one thing. If i'm remembering correctly that that they had talked about they wanted to include everything that they wanted almost like this long laundry lists knowing that things would be cut out. And so i think that's i think that's strategy ended up working out really well for them but yeah i mean. I don't remember if people were surprised about the facial recognition. But i do remember talking. I on surveillance and then saying that. They included a lot of different things part. That was a strategy knowing that the city was going to cut out some stuff but by more there is perhaps more likely had more things would potentially pass totally. I think yeah. I think what they would would. I've heard from them. The only reason they were surprised because the oversight measures doesn't naturally stop you know. The deflation doesn't actually stop the police from doing anything. They could still do everything as long as they were transparent and reporting on it so you know it was kind of odd moment. Why is the requesting that we take out oversight measures but there isn't a similar push on these technologies that they wanna use. Although i will say one thing to note here is that there isn't effort by the beginning at least one city council member to roll back at least the facial recognition ban on. What we've been told is that the v. is working on a policy around the usa facial recognition and the plan at least once a council member says is that The nypd will bring up policy the city council and they'll consider reversing that ban so i will say that these things were major. There's also a countless effort to roll at least some of it. All right zooming out here on this and our rights to privacy as we most people. I think would understand them. In the united states you include a quote from former mayor. Mich landrieu the of new orleans from the opening of the real time crime center. He said if you were in the public you do not have an expectation of privacy and that's been black letter constitutional law for a very long period of time. Is that right. The answer's no on there have been supreme court rulings that that maintain that you have privacy rights public one of the things i feel like as an american who doesn't live in america is like in germany. There's so much privacy built into the culture and so privacy is something that is almost is seen as a fundamental rate but then reflected in the law and it's reflected in the culture and one of the things that i found interesting being outside. The united states is how that win presented with this ambiguity of it could potentially make you safer that americans seem more likely to give up privacy in terms of this river 'ambiguities.
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"You can sign up for film. Banking door knocking canvassing. We train everyone whether you have experienced in the political sphere or not. I'm in south queen. A relief fund police to get involved. If you can't meet us in person please join us on the phone. So you can phone bank from anywhere across the united states and internationally all you need is zoom your telephone and a laptop. That's it we'll train. You had a phone big for us with our automatic automated dialer and then as a last incentive i one offer this the scrutiny end the standard in which i am held as a candidate in my district in comparison to my opponent is completely different. You know my opponent is a white woman. And i am a woman of color and i get questioned for my plans may ideas. I get pushed in intimidated. All the time and my opponent has no plans you go on her website where it goes to when you see gender roussy plans in it says error and she is also has relationships and has kept an insurrectionist a capital insurrectionist in power and. No one is asking for her to talk about that. No one talks about the fact that she's been running since nineteen ninety six and is the head of the queen's republican party. She also has relationships with of election because her son works there and currently near cities board of election is under investigation so there's a lot of corruption behind her name in behind who she is and she doesn't get held to the same standard in which a woman of color has to be here in the city and here in this in this race and so this is what i'm up against. I'm also against stephen. Ross who's one of the biggest billionaires real estate developers has now invested in my opponents race in is now sending smear mailers to everyone's home that's democrat across the district and so she's got billionaires behind her were real estate developers. She's got corruption behind her. I've got courage joy. And i'm not leading with of voters to vote for me. That's the difference here and reaching every single voter at this. Point is how we're gonna win and that's why we need so much help from all over so again. If you can volunteer please do that. Felicia twenty twenty one dot com slash events. I look forward to you playing a role in helping us flip the district will that is also inspiring and i will have a link in the podcast notes and again the site is www dot but we shot twenty twenty one dot com and we cannot thank you enough. We're going to be watching this. And as i say then predicting you are new york city city council. I cannot wait for this election and the result and thank you so much for joining us today. Felicia thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Take care and be well thank you..
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"File for bankruptcy my father included and i think it really taught me that you know the city doesn't really care about the everyday new yorker who serves our city and has built our city it cares about banks it cares about corporations and we cannot afford to have more representation. That does the same. We need to make sure that people who represent us understand what it's like because they to navigate systems because they've had to do that and it had to struggle through it and when people are in office that have had to navigate systems. That don't work for the everyday new yorker. They're the ones that are most likely to know how exactly it needs to be changed to better serve our community's well that makes so much chance at you know one of the points you've made throughout your campaign is that all of the issues facing new yorkers impact each other and you are unquestionably. A candidate who understands that intersection analogy plays a large role in the resources. People have or do not have in your district and you've mentioned some of them but nothing exists in a silo and whether it is transportation education debt the housing crisis. These are all occurring concurrently. And not only that. You have personally experienced these things and you've been very candid ensuring some of the struggles around housing as you just mentioned about your father. So you're walking the walk and experiencing mess and so can you speak to why you are really. Someone is going to center justice and place a long overdue focus upon the most marginalized and vulnerable people throughout the district. I think when. I need it with the lens of being decatur. You have to look at people in the intersection away. And you lead with empathy. You lead with this deep sense of courage that education plays a key role to the success of someone's economic security to their housing security towards their upward mobility. We know that school systems are very much correlated to the investment communities have in their neighborhoods schools create communities in communities create schools. Is one of the most common things i love to share about. The intersection analogy behind policy in our people. And i put it this way. You know schools investing in education. You might have a harder time seeing that return rate right away. That return rate comes back ten years later. Twenty years later when our school systems are ready deeply segregated there's so much infrastructure issues within our school systems literally also within our systems of our schools. And when i talk about our school systems here new york particularly school district here district thirty two. I put it this way. When family one investment homes in a community and there are new family or their new couple. They always look at a school district and decide whether or not it's worth investing in a home in that specific school district and they want to invest in a home where the property value is also high. So that they're having a return rate as well and that all goes together. Everything in terms of property value in the way community looks has everything to do with the school system as well and putting east key things together for people painting. That picture has been really remarkable. Because folks don't really think in this land and we don't think in this lands because the way we treat policy is piece by piece similar to our healthcare nor healthcare system. You have health care for your eyes for your teeth for your body. And they're all different coverages. When i'm trying to say let's stop doing that. And that's cover the whole person who they are and how we bill policies or to impact every piece of there being well that makes so much on top absolutely. I would say that it could be argued that the three biggest roles of city console are oversight new york city budget and public land use and you are especially excited about the opportunity to run hearings on the oversight as several apartments that you just spoke about and you've review missing various interviews. You're personally basing a house in crisis with your family because you had to file for bankruptcy and shootout in nineteen so again you are walking the walk. And sharing the most heartbreaking personal stories in the midst of the same types of crisis Others are facing in the city and facing a system that isn't working for people some most notably you mentioned in passing aretha even in the department of education they are working with data from two thousand eighteen to predict what children need in twenty twenty one and you boldly and rightfully question why especially post pandemic but as an educator it just appears that these systems and departments don't run for the people right now. Which is. i think why it's so important to have a candidate like yourself and the running and especially if you could speak to fundraising on what role that plays and all of this and and certainly not for you and your candidacy fundraising in regards to fundraising to run for office. While i think that you're very transparent insane that you're not doing this so that for the connections and allowing people to take contribution how you raise money for your campaign so that you can check a box and say oh. That person owes me a favor later or vice versa. You very very. I guess open in st in that you are here as somebody that is experiencing the stray as a lifelong resident and so having that transparency and back that part voyeur doing this job is really to make an impact upon the future. Generation of new yorkers. Yes absolutely you know. It's so important that we rewrite what it needs to be a politician because for a long time being a politician was being someone who is corrupt. Someone you couldn't trust someone who walked around in answer a never really answer the question and someone who was just deeply unreliable who was just there to fill their pockets of our tax dollars and i wanna be able to teach people that one. Anyone can run for office in that. Your experience is experienced enough to run for office to you. Don't have to do it by this playbook by the way that they've been we've seen politicians be portrayed in our media on social media on in movies in conversations that having caught even just breaking the missed or the taboo around having political conversations is one should start doing now because at the end of the day whether you vote or you don't or you wanna run officer you don't you trust people who are elected officials or you. Don't someone makes decisions for what you have what you don't have. And that is someone with political. Power and in reclaiming what political power looks like for us in our diaspora as stacey women as south asians. Or whomever's listening. However you identify it's really teaching folks and bringing them into what this process looks like particularly for women of color who overall in the united states when we look at the amount of women of color who hold political office. It's very few and then when you magnify that amount. It's very few south asians and then when you magnify that it's like it's really looking at who is able to take up space in the political realm wise in us. Why can't we get there and a lot of the hard work that we've been doing on the ground here in this race is bringing people in and letting them know that their space for them no matter what in our campaign and an.
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"Welcome back to another episode of a deysi woman. Podcast i am your host sonia. Go klay and the voices. I am seeking may have never been heard before but their stories deserve to be told. What is they see woman. She's a dynamic fearless and strong woman. She is your mother your grandmother your daughter your sister. She is every one of us who is on an endless pursuit of self empowerment and fulfillment. I am sogno. Go klay and i am a deysi woman. Hello and welcome to another edition of a dc woman. Podcast i am your host. Sonia go quite a today. We are so delighted to welcome democratic candidate for new york. City council felicia saying felicia thing is a first generation american whose parents immigrated to this country from india and guyana respectively and she has a lifelong resident of ozone park. Felicia is a proud product of the new york city public schools and is running to bring equity and justice to council district thirty two in a historic campaign whereby six asian american candidates including felicia have one in the city council primary virtually ensuring that. New york's next city council would not only be the most diverse and the city's history but for the first time ever women will hold. The majority felicia is focused upon giving a voice to thousands of working class families. Living in district thirty two and if elected she is intent upon removing barriers which are keeping them from thriving which includes a focus on education climate change transportation housing and healthcare to name a few felicia. Welcome to the show. Thank you for having me. I'm really excited to be here while we are so excited to welcome you. And for those new yorkers or even global listeners who may not be familiar with felicia. You are a lifelong resident of ozone park. An educator and the daughter of to work in class emigrants the first and enter family to not only graduate from high school but also the first to earn collegiate degrees. And you dad is a taxi driver from punjab india. Your mom is a school bus matron from guyana and you are running in a historic campaign to represent district not to on the new york city council. What's really notable about this election for thirty cocco is that for the first time in the city's history just shocking to believe with a historic six asian american candidates one in the city council primary. And so there's no question that the next city council is poised to be the most diverse and history-making as women will hold the first majority ever and that is really striking but perhaps with even more striking is what is missing from the current city council. Which you hope to change. And i will quote you directly from a previous interview quote. There is no south. Asian zero zero south asian elected officials in new york city council. Get or community of district thirty two and neighboring communities have a large population of south asian. So i wanna pause there a moment. Because i have to say that makes her candidacy all the more exciting and so long overdue. What other thoughts or comments you have on that and how has been. The daughter of emigrants to this country informed your perspective as a human being an educator. A lifelong resident of district thirty two and now a candidate for city council will i. I think that what we saw in the primary was absolutely revolutionary. It was amazing to see so many asians within the diaspora winder elections and represents their asian communities. Which is so monumentous for this time. It's twenty twenty one and the fact that in twenty twenty one we finally have a new city council demographic that represents the city is really something that is both alarming and beautiful at the same time and it tells you just right there how difficult it is for women to run for office for women of color to run for office and win it takes so much more and being daughter of immigrants and being someone who's coming from a working class background south asian backgrounds. Who's a teacher. Our communities across the city especially here in the thirty second city council district are becoming more and more diverse. in fact we're the majority not only. Do we have majority democrats in my city council district. We also have majority of communities of color in so because we're the majority. It's kind of like. Hey we're the majority let's act like it. Let's actually make sure we're building political power and seeking the representation. We have a right to and that's the work that i'm doing running for office and having one my primary which is really exciting but the next feet is currently right now in the most competitive general election at least in queens or a near city as repegging pegging this race to be. Because i'm running in the last. Republican district includes while absolutely you know. Your platform focuses upon centering education equity and environmental justice and in restrict for this interview. I was deeply impressed with how uniquely qualified you are for this moment and the needs of district thirty two and much of that comes from your jacket long experience as an educator which you call quote the greatest honor of your life and i want to quote your because this background. It's really informed you as a candidate and you state quote. It taught me that children no matter where they go to school or where they come from a what. Their circumstances are deserve a fully funded education with the resources that they need to be successful in this world. And you realize that. for all. New yorkers your vocation or work should it cost people their lives or their livelihood but he does for most working class communities it does for people who don't qualify for stimulus checks and are undocumented at it does for so many other marginalized groups and most notable you call out the fact that what's really missing from city council or people would not just advocate and talk about issues but actually experienced them an experienced systems. That don't have never worked for people and much of that is actually paraphrased from quotes by you and other interviews as you aptly point out those are the people who know exactly what to change about our systems. And that's why you are running and so can you offer more about this perspective and your campaign. Yeah you know. I know the life of living paycheck to paycheck and with unstable employment and mounting debt. And really what it's taught us and my family. My neighbors is that are mere city. Systems are very are built in a really complex way. There's so much red tape. There's so much waiting and waiting and waiting. You know you do the right thing as a working class person. You pay your bills. You follow the law. You take out the trash when you're supposed to you recycle. You do all the things of what it needs to be community member. You invest in homes or. Maybe you're a renter. You try your best to pay rent on time and full and the city systems doesn't have anything to do with with being able to give you some sort of ease as a new yorker one of the systems that i think is really designed to fail was our medallion. Crisis is our medallion system which has caused a crisis. We're seeing right now on the ground. Where hundreds of thousands of taxi drivers are protesting outside chamber street and murray demanding. That the mayor at city guarantee to his current plan for supposed- debt relief. And this is something that the city was negligent in doing. And they are for the predatory lending that has caused sony taxi drivers to.
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"Rainfalls. We've seen in the last two weeks and the city council will be the day before you're hearing on the conditions in the city. Jails there'll be a different oversight hearing on on some of that. So we'll we'll a lot more insights into many of these pressing issues rear here as we just saw the the council holden oversight hearing on school reopening and the council's getting back into action here in september Speaking of the council being inaction and and the future of the council you Have your your hat in the ring here to be the next city council speaker What's the status of that campaign of sorts. It's it's an internal one. That listeners should know you know. only decided. In essence by the members of the city council were picked their legislative leader. But of course a lot more goes into into it than matt council member powers here definitely pursuing his colleagues votes for that boat which will take place in january so where does stand. And what's your general. Pitched your colleagues about why you should lead the body. Yeah thanks for that Look i think it's really exciting moment because we have all these new colleagues coming in of different backgrounds. Different experiences pages if graphics really a much different moment in the council Before but that also means different type of race. We have lots of coming into asks. Big ideas by Next in the city. And so. I've been meeting i support. Lastly candidates are ron ran most of them. All of them one. Which i was i was four. And we really encouraged by the Be able to talk to about their ideas ways to make the council more stronger body in his stronger presence. Whether it's an oversight issues like bartok talking now first cigarette how to be really kind of a stronger Part of city government area to work with the next mayor of course us oh Working with a lot of the folks that are coming in to get a better sense of what they want had been very. Courage is conversation of had with them and the my message to them is ghetto. is the council is really one of the most important parts of the city government that we need people that are the members to be able to really be able to help drive conversation. I i in what happens in the body of course to be our own voice in they are. We're going to have to work with the next mayor on those big issues. Public dean resiliency Issues but we also need to have our own voice in that process. And i think that would members really want it. Needs is somebody who's going to really go out. There in their districts helped drive the conversation they need while also making sure we think about those long term. Big-ticket things i think my record counsel as lend itself to that and i didn't really encouraged by my conversation about what the role the city council can be in the future years and of course on the things i've been able to accomplish here so it's been going great as you as you said it's a really small insider I've been encouraged by allowing expert. So far really be kind of an exciting process yacht. they're beating to do pilates and hearing their thoughts. And i really want them to feel like they're empowered at the next council and in this process for picking the next deeper and you have to be a little crazy to pursue this position as it's all it's all day but i will say there's all sort of level craziness that you have to do a little self selection. I suppose it might happen. But but also you know if you are in if you're really so excited by being a job jobless accounts car which is like serving your local community as serving the city at large. It's another way to do that in a much. Bigger stage to be able to do that. Particularly through the recovery cells. That's my focus is on on the economic recovery in our resiliency Colored to take some of the things. I've done locally in the council varney able to do them at a bigger stage and lastly You know there's been a lot of of power manhattan but the power seems to have shifted to brooklyn quite a bit Seemingly we'll see you know everybody's got a win their general elections and such but we expect the next class of city government. All three citywide officials to be brooklyn based eric adams. Brad lander money williams again general elections no preceding right now. They're heavily favored. Is that part of your pitch That in manhattan needs the able as ironic is that might be the powers in brooklyn powers added the vegetables. I the only few examples year is always done. Inverted wellness raised. We only have a few samples to pull from. I want somebody who's going to support down by the it had is a great place to run from because of a lot of the sort of big ticket items where we're working on here but no i'm not really. I'm not focused on that. I certainly understand that. Some people might be looking for but more ballot. How can help members get what they want done. And how. I could beat a good speaker for the next four years so lucky to do it and i also really have a lot of my friends are also in the race from manhattan all over Who also i think are the same thing so ghetto must you must also yet. The while you mentioned the new council coming in going to be one of the most diverse bodies the most diverse probably city council. That new york city has ever had. You must get some questions. Some pushback a white male as the next city council speaker. Had you had you address those those questions. Yeah look i. I've met with almost every new or Council member. And i think most people is they want to get things done to the council. They wanna listen to them in drive their issues solar than the real democracy There's all these questions like you know. Reputation in those are really important. Mostly her members really want to talk about what is best for them in their districts. So if they think that's me. I'm i'm happy to hear that and i'll take your support Recognize though that there's a lot of factors that go into how people make decisions all right. Well here on september eighth a lot to discuss with city council member keith powers and of course much more to watch as we have the immediate Discussions around the city's resiliency and jail oversight and then that sort of medium term conversation about who will be the next city council speaker and much more around the city's reopening and beyond but Key powers thanks so much for taking the time. Thank you used. Noted earlier the press playing such Rikers conversation and you guys do. But i want to thank you as always for being such a good spotlight on all city government Folks can stay tuned in. What's going on so for me appreciate that. Thank you four..
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"Woman on the Tacoma City Council and the thirties in the city's first black deputy mayor. It is coming up on 3 32 time now for Already real time traffic with traces, sailor So, Erin, we just cleared our problem on 75 375th. But drivers are still going to run into some big delays. As we leave Kent and heading out that direction. As a matter of fact, we've actually extended our backup now from about South Center, So it's going to be a slow drive for you from Seattle. The federal way as matter of fact, timing it out right now, that will take you about 15 minutes. But if you're going from federal way to cover Things have definitely ramped up there as well. We're looking at about a 20 minute drive. Drivers continue to struggle on the East Side south and four or five to Bellevue, North bound for a fighter will touch the brakes near Kirkland. Family freeways, little wealth after highway team heading out to 4 10 and the 5 12 interchange. We had some earlier problems are the 5 12 or rather sell 35 out near 5 12, and it looks like that has taken care of itself. But drivers are still going to find a few backups as we approach that scene. It's definitely heavier outside of the Nisqually River Basin. About an hour now from Olympia, Tacoma and Tacoma to Olympia, also sitting at about an hour traffic is going to be a little heavy for you, and not only on the theories, but also over the mountain passes. We'll take a closer look at that coming up here in 10 minutes, traffic brought to you by Puget Sound Energy East Covid Bill Assistance Program. But hardship comes help Puget Sound energy Offering energy Bill Assistance up to $2500 per customer visit PSC dot com slash covid today to see if you qualify Cairo Radio Real time traffic. I'm Tracy Taylor. We stay Cloudy tonight slows dropping into the low sixties this evening Tomorrow high of 81 mid eighties, mostly sunny through the holiday.
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"Their arguments weren't being heard about their jobs being damaged about not being able to have their kids in schools, and they just wanted to return to normal. That That that fierce debate Was had out in the City Council that forced the issue. The state would not adopt the mask mandate, but the city Council did and over time what you saw throughout North Dakota, which at that time had the highest rates of infections. You saw a place change where mask wearing reached? Ah, high of 89% in the state. Now the challenge is, can they keep the foot on the pedal? The mask mandate was repealed. Just a couple weeks ago. Gonna hear everything you're saying about the importance of recognizing the economic pain caused by some of the shutdowns and restrictions. But this pandemic is you will know it is not over by any stretch people going to still have to wear masks and not crowd into bars. And all of those public health measures going forward from what you reported. What is your sense about how we ought to do our messaging about public health? Better next time this time. I think the first thing to understand is we're not going to get consensus on these issues. The question is, can we have an open respectful debate here each other? Pay attention to the pain. Everybody's feeling you have people who are reluctant to toe enter back into society as rates fall and participate, and you have any reluctance on the other side about Taking the measures that we need to stop the infection from coming. There is a lot of exhaustion. There's a lot of pain and we are going to be. You know the debate the arguments. The anger Isn't gonna stop. And yet the country. Even North Dakota got past 80% wearing a mask. They got the infection's down. The debates will be hard and fierce and angry. But our democracy may be afraid. What I saw there, though, was it wasn't broken that we were able to hold together, have these fights and then move forward. Doctor. It'll go on day at Brigham and Williams Hospital and The New Yorker. Thank you very much. Thank you. Mm hmm. Biden administration announced more efforts today to ramp up vaccine distribution around the country and to make sure that underserved communities get more access. It comes after many states struggle to distribute it quickly. It is on the Navarro's report. West Virginia has been a leader from the outset. In fact, it is outpaced nearly every other state When it comes to vaccinations for 75 year old Ed Turley. The question was never if he would get the vaccine. No, I talked to my wife about it. You don't know what it's like to be married to a nurse. What is it like? You can't get by with nothing. Question was went the very day he was eligible. He booked a slot. I was relieved when they called you like you get it. E wasn't gonna turn down. My mom made that. But what you want to put down my left arm? Okay. On this day, Turley was one of about 250 people vaccinated at a clinic in Preston County, West Virginia. All right, And you're all finished. His home state is now Leading the country when it comes to vaccinations seven weeks into their roll out West Virginia's already vaccinated more than 12% of its population, including both doses delivered toe, all nursing home residents and most health care workers. Really now anyone 65 older, consign up on a statewide waitlist each week, local clinics work their way down that list and scheduled the next round of shots. So I need your consent when you're calling This'll West Virginia University Clinic is one of several specialized clinics also In place. There is a beautiful day today, faculty and staff over 65 plus younger clinical students are getting their vaccines. Here's the land the landing. You're basically at that table all the way in the back. The syringes are all being filled. They are distributed to six vaccination stations, organizer say From the moment people arrived to the moment they get a shot in the arm should take five minutes total. Such torment here area.
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"city council" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"If cities joined this parade, mandating an additional $4 an hour and hazard pay for these grocery workers, Yeah, that these struggling stores it's just pretty much in jeopardy and closure when they make these kind of mandates here with the numbers for you to join us, 5128360. 5 90. Melinda and I have been keeping you up to date on a plan that the Austin City Council is considering to designate four no camping areas in the city of Austin. These air areas right now that have lots of tents the homeless have set up shop in their living at these locations. But the City Council made a major change yesterday on how they want to approach this. They have decided That after the homeless or moved out, they'll designate it as no camping. But there will be no consequences for anyone who moves back in later and decides to camp in these areas. No tickets, no police action. Nothing. No consequences whatsoever. Yeah, In fact, Kitchen said in her proposal that the strongest enforcement that will remain is sign it. Hey, you can't camp here we banded. Good luck is all I can say with that when you have for the past what? Two years at least year and a half aloud camping toe happen. Wherever on, Ben, You decide. I'm going to go in Say there's no camping here and expect that that's all it's going to take in these individuals that want to camp and want to remain outdoors and do not want to go into any kind of housing is going to go. Okay, Look, the sign says no camping. But I know that They're not going to police that they're not. I'm not going to be arrested. I'm not gonna be cited. Nothing's going to happen to me if I go ahead and pitch my tent here. Yeah, they picked out four locations throughout the city. They want the city manager to come back with a plan and within six months they think they're going to be able to get all of the tents out of these four locations. All of these homeless will be moved. Somewhere else. They don't know where now. What they're going to do with him. They say they've got $3 million to spend on this. And at the end of this effort to move all of the tents out. They think people will just decide. Okay. Yeah, I'll pay attention to the signage and not come back and live at these locations. Yeah, I saw a story that interviewed one individual that lives in one of these four camping zones. And they said, You know, I'm not going to buck the system. If they tell me to leave, I'm gonna leave. Um, but I have zero desire to go into housing. I want to camp and it sounded the way it was written. It sounded as though this individual would be interested in If there was a parcel of land that that allowed camping that they would go. Okay, Listen, I won't camp in the areas designated for no camping. But I still want that lifestyle. If you provided me a place where I could camp now we're talking, but I'm not going into four walls. And the theme of the City Council yesterday and deciding that they don't want any kind of punishment for people who violate the No camping ordinance is well, we don't want to make them criminals. We don't want to criminalize being homeless. As if just the state of being homeless is now a criminal offenses. No, you're saying this property is owned by everyone. It's taxpayer property, and we don't allow camping right here. And if you can't hear there's going to be a fine there will be consequences. Yeah, it's not that you're being fined for being homeless. You're being fined for being on property that you're not allowed on. Yes. All right here. The numbers we invite you to join us Call or text us 512. 83605 90. The City Council will vote on this tomorrow. And once they approve it, The city manager has to come up with a plan pick for these areas where they have lots of homeless camping right now and come up with a plan to get all of them moved out. And to go live somewhere else. You've got $3 million to make it happen. And then once they're all gone, those will be no camping zones, and if it works out well, they say they'll go round two, round three and round four. Throughout the city. Obvious places happen Cleared out. All right. 51283605 90 great to.
"city council" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"The Chicago City Council voted this week to designate the childhood home of Emmett Till a City landmark. The teenager's murder in Mississippi was a tragic and seminal moment in the civil rights movement in the 19 fifties. From member station W be easy in Chicago, Claudia Morel reports. Emmett till lived with his mom and a nondescript red brick to flat Holm in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood on the South side. The summer of 1955. He took a train down to Mississippi to visit his uncle, and for two weeks he spent his days picking cotton with his cousin. But one morning, two armed white men kidnapped till one falsely claiming that the 14 year old had whistled at his wife. Three days would pass before Till's body was found. His brutal murder was a catalyst for the civil rights movement, and so before their Woz Trayvon Martin before there was Eric Garner, there was immaterial. That's Alderman Jeanette Taylor, speaking just after the City Council here voted to make the House a landmark. We still have a real problem in this country, not addressing the brutality that has happened to black folks, but also making sure we apologize and recognize it. We will repeat history if we don't address it. These are the hard conversations that were not willing to have, which is why in this country we can't move forward. Naomi Davis is a local artist and neighborhood activists who helped lead the effort to designate the House. She says. The brutality of till's murder overshadows what she thinks is another significant part of the Emmett Till story. The great migration, the movement of millions of black men and women who fled the Jim Crow south to northern cities. We don't make a lot Of the brilliance of black people and the need for a true and new narrative about blackness that we built cities. I mean, we came here. And points East and points West and created an economic boom wherever we landed the houses located west of Jackson Park, where the Barack Obama presidential library will soon be located. Sammy Davis is working with the city to repair the house and transform it into a museum and cultural center for NPR news. I'm Claudia Morel in Chicago. No. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Next time on the Poles. Friends seem more important than ever in these tough times, Even if we can't physically.
"city council" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"At 405. A special session of Cincinnati City Council's been called for tomorrow that will have members voting on a resolution to condemn the violence that occurred at the Capitol, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today changing gears, announcing plans to get the Corona virus vaccine tomb or people starting with those 80 years old and older on January 19th. We believe that those individuals or Somewhere in neighborhood of 424 50,000. We are also is I indicated last time receiving about 100,000 doses per week. So obviously not everyone who's 80 is going to be able to get that weak doctors, local health departments, hospitals and retail pharmacies will be among those giving the vaccine Local Emergency management agency is being asked to announce next week. Where vaccines be available and how this new group can get them. As weeks of January continue, different age groups will be added on Governor DeWine says in the first week of February, school personnel will be able to get the vaccine if school districts agreed to reopen to some in person Learning by March 1st more than 10,000 new cases of coronavirus in Ohio today that is far above the three week average. Hundreds of new hospitalizations, dozens of new ICU admissions all pretty much within the averages. 94 new deaths reported over 450 Covert deaths have been reported in Ohio just so far this year on Wall Street right now, the Dow is up. 276 points the NASDAQ Up 323. That's over 2.5%. NASDAQ UP 60.