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‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary for her US House seat
"Of the squad has won her primary correspondent Ryan Burrow with details. Hours after the polls closed. Congresswoman Rashid Italy was declared the winner in the Democratic primary for Michigan's 13th District congressional seat, defeating Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones for a second time in two years. 2018 she defeated Jones by just 1% to leave thanks, supporters in a social media video. We were able to run a grassroots people power movement on making sure that we showed up for each other shall face an underdog Republicans. She tries to get reelected in November. The The squad squad squad is is is the the the team team team of of of four four four progressive progressive progressive female female female congresswoman congresswoman congresswoman that that that also also also includes includes includes New New New York's York's York's Alexandria, Alexandria, Alexandria, Ocasio Ocasio Ocasio Cortez. Cortez. Cortez.
CPS will begin school year with students learning at home
"City and school leaders say it was a tough decision, but students will not be in the classroom even part time to start the academic year. W BBM political editor Craig Del Amore has the latest with new Corona virus cases hovering around 300 today. Chicago Public schools CEO Janice Jackson says consultations with health officials Faculty and parents led them to decide There won't be time in the classrooms in September, we will begin the new school year learning at home and continue learning remotely for the first quarter, which ends on November 6. Aldermen Michael Scott, who chairs the City Council's education committee, was one relieved Parent. My Children were very excited about the hybrid model As a parent, I was You really scared? It's in my child back to school, and I know that there are a lot of parents. A lot of teachers were also afraid of kind of what was going to happen. I think this gives us the opportunity to reset ourselves. School officials say there will be a full day of learning online each day. Craig Della More news Radio, 105.9
Seattle City Council Set To Vote On Proposed Police Budget Cuts
"On de funding the Seattle Police Department. The City Council's Budget committee takes up the issue this morning. Police she Carmen Best says If the budget is cut in half, like many council members want, there would be widespread layoffs. Best says Response Times 2911 Calls would also increase the push from council as some of our community is to do these large scale changes in 2020 with no practical plan for community safety. And I believe wholeheartedly that is completely reckless. Best went on to say There are some good ideas in the proposals, some that she says SPD we're already working on all mostly stole reporting. There's new
Fresh air and fear of mass transit puts bicycles back on Mumbai streets
"GonNa, start with Mumbai Bicycle Counselors Why are they getting on the bikes? Like most cities around the World Mumbai has started rolling out pop bike lanes to accommodate I mean I've I've seen a huge increase in the number of black as people sort of shook public transport during the pandemic but the city is taking it one step further than pop up bike lanes are going. Install in positions of influence in city, Council counselors for its twenty four wards who are going to advocate for cycling, which is really exciting. So they're gonNA essentially, they're going to be Negotiating with stakeholders like local businesses are the civic authorities, NGO schools and colleges. To help the rollout of black lines and black infrastructure in the CD and looking helping to set up Docs for for bikes for for people to pick him up from train stations, and even setting up training zones in parts of the city for people that aren't perhaps confident on their bikes to learn. But a bit of a backlash Montrose in some places over the provision ice lanes. Maybe, this is the city that actually could have used simple counselors because because to me, it seems like there's been a little bit of a breakdown in communication in Montreal or at least certainly in terms of engagement with with the local communities. Said, they're rolling out temporary black lanes as many cities are but. A stretch in in Montreal on a believe it's it's not street Notre Dame street West outside a few venerable restaurants and establishments. Has received some backlash from from the restaurant owners there, and actually we didn't twenty four hours the city at roll back their plans to the temporary Klein and sorry it had been installed removed temporary black line and I think for me here. The thing that's interesting about this story is clearly there wasn't enough consultation and and perhaps perhaps the solution. That I propose wasn't necessarily suitable for that part of the city which clearly is relying on people unfortunately, not unfortunately, the reality is that lots of people in the city still need to be able to drive their cars and drive to these restaurants and and perhaps a better solution that balanced bike lanes with car parking motive might have served the solution that.
Election Officials Declare Winners in Two New York Democratic Primaries After Federal Judge Finds Voters Disenfranchised
"Of Election certified the results of the June 23rd primary earlier today. It comes one day after a federal judge issued an order directing board of elections across the state. To re examine their absentee ballot totals to consider votes tossed out for missing a postmark as long as they were received by June 25th. It's just the latest twist in New York's pandemic primary, which saw a tenfold increase in the number of absentee ballots, compared to 2016. Joining us now W. N Y City Hall and politics reporter Bridget Bergen Ridge it let's start with what happened today. The Board of Election certified the results of a primary that took place six weeks ago. That means they finished counting. But why did it take so long? Jamie, You said it right there that we saw that tenfold increase in the number of absentee ballots. People really were taking advantage of this expanded absentee ballot system that Governor Cuomo Did through executive order because of the pandemic, and then the counting process associated with it was very methodical. You know. Absentee ballots can be rejected for a lot of reasons. Missing signatures were among the biggest issues, but Another issue. We first reported here at WNYC and Gothamist was related to ballots invalidated for missing postmarks. Two candidates and 14 voters sued the state Board of Elections and Governor Cuomo, arguing that voters were being disenfranchised through no fault of their own due to missing postmarks. Absentee ballots needed to be postmarked by June 23rd and arrive at the board of Elections by June 30th to count and there was a big decision in that case late last night. Give us a quick overview of that lawsuit. Last week, there was a two day evidentiary hearing where witnesses testified about how the Board of elections handled this flood of absentee ballots and how the United States Post office process them. Some of what we learned was pretty shocking. Like the fact that the Board of elections dropped off more than 34,000 ballots to the post office to mail to voters the day before the primary. That meant voters would need to get that ballot in the mail on June 23rd rushed to a post office box before five if they had any chance of mailing it with a postmark. To make it eligible. And beyond that, there was evidence introduced that showed that more ballots in Brooklyn were invalidated for missing postmarks than in any other borough. Wow. Then tell us more about the ruling issued last night. So Judge Annalisa Torahs presided over this case in the southern district. She found the plaintiff's arguments more persuasive that ballots were in fact treated differently in different parts of the city. She ordered the New York State Board of Elections to direct all local boards to count otherwise valid absentee ballots, missing postmarks as long as they were received by June 25th 2 days after the primary. She also criticized the state's argument that it didn't intentionally disenfranchise voters where they basically pointed to failures by the post office and tried to place the blame on them. She wrote quote. The Constitution is not so toothless. When voters have been provided with absentee ballots image assured that their votes on those ballots will be counted. The state cannot ignore a later discovered a systemic problem that arbitrarily renders those ballots invalid. What does it mean Bridget that the city Board of Election certified the election results? Isn't that a violation of the judge's order? Well. The city also directed its staff in each borough to prepare to count the ballots that qualify under the judge's order. And they said, they're just awaiting direction from the state Board of elections to go ahead and do that. Okay, so assuming the order stands, could it change the outcome of any Racists? You know, is one of the plaintiffs lawyers, Remmy Green said at a press conference this morning. We don't know what we don't know yet certainly one of the plaintiffs Raj Patel, who is a candidate in New York's 12th Congressional District, which covers parts of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. He's hopeful that this will help because he's currently trailing Carolyn Maloney abi about 3700 votes, but at this point, it's not really clear there are enough votes to change that race. However, there could be other races and other parts of the state that we don't know about. And one of the plaintiff interveners in this case, Maria Coffer who ran for District leader AA position in Queens. She only lost two City council member Karen Causal. It's by about 100 boats, so we'll see if there's anything that changes their 100 votes. Wow. What was the reaction from the State Board of Elections have they signaled any plans to appeal? So I have yet to hear from anyone from the State Board of Elections or the New York Attorney general's office who is representing the state. In this matter. I will note that one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs basically warned the state and governor Cuomo against appealing. Here's attorney, Ali Nagy. Me. Governor Cuomo. Your legacy is on the line. If you will peel this, you'll lose in the appeal, and you will be another second round suppressor votes, and that is not what the governor needs. Now, if the state did appeal, obviously, that matter would go before the Court of Appeals, and it's worth noting. Earlier this summer, this same judge Analisa Torres ruled against the state Board of elections. In another election law case, she overturned their decision to cancel the Democratic presidential primary. That case went before the Court of Appeals and her ruling stands.
Seattle council divided over proposals to defund police department
"Of opponents like this woman told the council what they'd lose some of the most highly trained officers in the nation's officers who were at the forefront of police reform and accountability. I urge you to slow down and consider the consequences. Other amendments include cutting money from patrol operations, imposing a cap of $150,000 on Officerssalaries. And transferring 9 11 service to the Department of Finance and Administrative Services. The committee could take its first votes at today's meeting, in a measure could get a full council vote as soon as next Monday, Seattle's police chief, urging the city Council to stop protesters from visiting the homes of elected officials. During emotional debates over reducing the funding for police chief Carmen Best, wrote a letter to the council after protesters shut up in her home Saturday night bests. Neighbors were shocked to see about 200 people walking down there street chanting this woman confronted them. It's not OK to come to a neighborhood. There's Children here. There's families Best said council members need to forcefully called the end of the tactics. Protesters recently appeared outside the homes of marriage Any Durkin and some other council members. Ahh, 78 year old man has been charged with killing his wife, Pierce County Sheriff's deputies say the murder happened in university place. They found the 74 year old
Seattle police chief says protesters targeted her home, urges city council to ‘stand up for what is right’
"Including Salis. Now the chief of police in Seattle's urging the City Council to tell protesters toe stop visiting the homes of elected officials and others during debates over reducing funding for police. Chief Carmen Best, wrote a letter to the council after protesters showed up at her home over the weekend. Best said council members needed forcefully called for the end of the tactics. Protesters recently appeared outside the homes of Mayor Jenny Durkan and some people on the city council is demonstrations continued following the police of The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Authorities assuring best her family and
Police step up street racing, drifting enforcement as the Atlanta City Council passes stiffer penalties
"Against street racing had been adopted by the Atlanta City Council pastry at the I 85 overpass, the old fourth ward near the varsity, even on the Interstate Street racing not only blocking roads but the big safety issue, but we don't have 102 103 100 people show up at a spot in the side. They want to drag race. They're organized event. And so, Councilman Dustin Hillis says. This crackdown targets passengers in the cars, organizers of the events as well the penalties of a a minimum minimum fine fine of of $1000 $1000 up up to to six six months months in in jail jail at at Drake. Drake. It's It's
Seattle Mayor vetoes $86M COVID-19 relief bill, calls the plan 'irresponsible'
"Mayor Jenny Durkan, taking out her veto pen to a City Council plan to spend most of the city's wonder $27 million Reserve fund. The mayor says 29 million needed to help fill a $300 million gap in this year's budget. But she says the council wants to spend the fund on new spending.
Defunding Seattle police: City council's plan starts to take shape
"City Council President Lorenzo Gonzales says there will be police department funding cuts this year though not as steep as many black lives matter protesters are calling for says, department spent much of its remaining budget on staffing the protests but Gonzalez says a majority of the council's committed to major changes in the police budget in twenty twenty one and they'll start to create that budget in September. We're about four six weeks away from. The beginning the process of fulfilling what we're going to be out in our vision for twenty twenty one, which will allow us more meaningful cuts to the Seattle Police Department. End More meaningful investments in community organizations that can meet public safety. NIEVE Gonzales says a majority of the council wants to create a new city department of Public Safety and reduced the scope of SPD's responsibilities.
Defunding Seattle police: City council's plan starts to take shape
"Starting to see some details of the plan to defund Seattle police comes Ryan Harris is more on the New Council resolution. City Council leaders are calling the resolution a work plan to help them get through what they acknowledge is something that can't be done quickly. It promises the creation of a new Department of community safety and violence prevention with community input by the end of next year. One of the 38 amendments up for debate would take away the budget for the navigation team, which many critics say does inhumane sweeps of homeless camps. Councilmember Lisa Herbold says the city auditor asked two years ago for an assessment of that team. Whether or not having police officers on those teams actually makes it more likely that we're going to be successful in realizing the outcomes or less likely. When Services Department for two years, has refused to do that staffing assessment. Another amendment would give the City Council the power to set reduced budgets for each SPD precinct counter chief Carmen Bests claimed that de funding would force the closure of the Southwest Precinct.
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall Is Working on Five Areas of Police Reform
"More about policing here in Salt Lake. And thanks for coming back again today. Uh, so it's all it's all been, you know, the policing black lives matter, de phoned the police. You all been up in the air, and I saw a story that you were. You had been talking to Ah Salt Lake police and working with them and talking to them about some things that might be done. To improve policing in our city. What's going on with that? There's a lot going on with that. Right now. We have to put together the commission on racial Equity in policing, which is community members, background experiences across the spectrum. It all wanting to see a reform in Salt Lake City Police Department and generally profit nation. But we've tasked them with looking at Salt Lake City Police Department budget culture and policies and then bringing recommendations over the next months and even up to a year. Back to the City Council on myself to make improvements in Salt Lake City government when it comes to policing, But right now and simultaneously we've been working on some police policy reforms. That includes use of force. We're looking at Camden, New Jersey, on the FBI and mother really progressive policies nationwide around use of force. No knock warrants. Another one. We are numbers are already quite low compared to other departments. And they have decreased in the last few years. But we still want to look at the policy to see how we can improve it to further tighten down on instances where no knock warrants or used our body camera policy is pretty extensive. But we want to improve transparency around. How and rather why officers disabled and increase potentially the consequences for officers who disable their body camera. There's consent to search On. We want to increase our transparency and make that more clear. There's some forms that we give. People were supposed to give people. When a police officer is going to search, we need to make sure those are readable. But they're translated if necessary, that their clear to the public There's several others, but I'll posit there and see what your doctor I wanted to ask about is their eyes there anyway, to deal with the fact that the police are often called upon to do things that they really Shouldn't be doing to deal with mental health issues, for instance. Yes, absolutely in the police has been Over the last many decades really over my lifetime, at least with the de funding of mental health on the lack of support and access from many people. Even most people across the country to adequate mental health support services so police officers become Therapist they become marriage counselors fails to become Park rangers and other forms of not what we would normally called policing in the past. And I think our officers were also appreciate not being being called on to do the kind of work that isn't necessarily policing work, so We're looking at how we might be able to use our eight social workers that Aaron, the solid city Police Department, which is something unique to our police department, compared to others Round ST How can they go out with that? Because they go into corresponded model with an officer. How can they go out in a way that it doesn't trigger individuals who are in mental health crisis? Helping. What's the appearance of
Judge denies former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway’s request for home confinement
"Showed that a federal judge denied former Dallas mayor pro tem. dwaine caraway's request yesterday to be released from prison to home confinement sixty, eight year, old caraway had asked to serve his sentence at home because of health concerns related to. To the coronavirus, his attorney, Michael Payment wrote in a court filing. Last week. That care way is clearly a high risk prisoner because of his age and numerous health issues caraway returned from the Dallas City Council and pleaded guilty in August. Twenty eighteen to taking about four hundred, fifty, thousand dollars in bribes and kickbacks over several years from men responsible for the downfall of school bus agency Dallas, county schools, US district. Judge. Barbara. Barbara Lynn sentenced caraway. In April, twenty nineteen to serve fifty six months in prison for his role. In the corruption case, he could have received up to seven years. Lynn denied the motion to have caraway moved to home confinement ruling that he did not support his claim that he had extraordinary or compelling circumstances that would warrant the transfer caraway was sent to a minimum security federal facility in spring about three hundred miles west. West of Dallas data from the federal. Bureau of Prisons shows that six staff members. There have active COVID, nineteen cases. No active cases were listed for inmates. The Dallas Morning
Defunding Seattle police now includes a plan from city council on how to spend 85 million
"Call to defund Seattle police by 50% starting this year. Now includes a plan from City Council member Chama. So what, on how to spend that $85 million the biggest chunk, nearly $35 million go to affordable housing, with the rest for things like restorative justice, a new public safety models for black and brown communities and civilian eyes in the 9 11 system. SWAT says it's mind boggling that a couple of her colleagues want to take their time with de funding when she says there have been eight years of failed police reform and after protesters were met with violence, having voted wrongly to approve a racist police contract two years ago after having voted again wrongly for hiring bonuses for a drag police officers on the force. The city political establishment is way past the time to act. Seven of nine council members have said they support a 50% de funding of It'll police. That's enough to override a veto from the mayor. Hearing more
Oregon state police arrive in Portland in push to stop riots
"Oregon State police will take the place of federal law enforcement officers guarding the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, Public Broadcasting's Conrad Wilson reports. The city's police department will work alongside state troopers. During a news conference, Portland police Chief Chuck Leavell criticized a recent City Council resolution that prevents Portland please from working with federal officers. He says it creates a potentially more dangerous scenario. But he also says he hopes the reduction of a federal president's calmed tensions in downtown
Seattle City Council Member Calls for Immediate Budget Cuts to Police
"Officers were injured. Seattle City Council member Shama Sawant once proposed cuts to the Seattle Police Department's budget. To happen immediately, and she's expected to offer amendments to the current proposal to slash funding by 50%. Asking fellow council members to make it happen this year and
los Angeles votes to resume major cleanups near homeless shelters
"The city of Los Angeles is getting ready to resume intensive street cleanups around 20 homeless shelters known as bridge home facilities. His case here, W. Zana Scott reports. The vote on the issue by the City Council came yesterday after hours of debate that often pitted two public health crises against each other Homelessness and Cove in
City Councilman Wants Los Angeles To Cite People Not Wearing Masks In Public
"Radio. A handful of Southern California cities have already begun issuing scientist ins to people who do not wear a face coverings in public. Now Los Angeles is considering whether the city should get tough on those who do not comply with the mask requirement. Councilman Paul CORRECTS introduced a motion today that would authorize the city the issue finds under the current proposal first time Violators will be cited for 100 bucks, but the ticket could go up to $500 for repeated violations. It's not clear when the City Council will start reviewing the
"city councils" Discussed on Throwing Shade
"Believe me I. He came to a neighborhood meeting. I was like hello, are you live? Honey I. Don't mean to go there, but. He has. So stupid. But what? You're doing is contagious and. Ignites people and I. Don't participate in local elections if you don't have someone exciting like what I'm saying. But do you care and it and it makes such a difference like I Brian test to this for the last two years I've been really doubted la I was like nobody here cares I'm really depressed. You know Brian Lives next a whole foods through sixty five, so he's got going for him, but. I know. But you have re kindled my love for this city I was born here. I was not raised here I was brainwashed in Texas, but I have come back and I feel very proud that to see someone like you. Running for the seat I hope it inspires so many people who care as much as you need to do the same. Yeah and I mean let's that's so kind. I feel very Over? I've shied. Hear you say that, but the thank you. That's kind of you, but I do think the more that people make the connection between the importance of local government importance of local laws, local law enforcement local planning codes on on racial justice on on on segregation. On kind of all. You know all of the things that people have been. Protesting about these last few weeks It's all connected to local government right and so if we want to live our values like we have to pay attention to the government and I think the more that people get excited about that, the more that exciting people will start will run for these seats. You know and I am excited to see I want to vote for someone to. And I'm excited to see who is going to be. WHO's GonNa? WHO's GonNa start running so Brian was considering running against. You had to have to be honest. He was saying I was, but my platform was just about shoes listen. Nitya, Niffer, the city dot com go to Nitya for the city dot com, and you can also go to for the city dot com Nydia volunteer. All leads to my ultimate question. Yes, if that's okay, if you have time to volunteer in you in you're you're just sitting at home twiddling your thumbs. We got a job for you. Yes short, but that wasn't what I was saying. I was GONNA. Say I'm kink. If people don't smoke cigarettes. Would you encourage them to start? Now! Okay. My boat honey got my. Future of Los Angeles right here. Right here Nitya were so excited. NITYA RAHMAN For the city Dot Com and you? List being. Such? Yeah, I likewise end. This is such a great conversation. I'm so excited to be part of the city where everyone is excited to get involved in local politics. That is a fun city while you're kicking off in rural excited about it. Thank you. Yes thank you..
"city councils" Discussed on Throwing Shade
"Everyone. We have sunshine all the God damn time. We could have solar panels on every single rooftop and yet you never see them. You rarely see solar panels, and it's just like there should be we. We should be agreed. City Fountain should be a bike. We have Philip panels on every building. Call it a day. Yeah I. Mean Listen I couldn't agree more actually. The economics of solar have made it so much better for people for cities to be able to invest in solar. In fact, we just had. We just The DWP signed a contract with solar provide earning in a place called L. Land, and I believe the price was less than natural gas. So this is actually becoming more price, efficient option and we have because we have. Surrounded by so much desert like there are actually huge places where you can invest in big solar facilities and that that's cheap for us. That's what we can be doing. Hopefully, that is what we're doing. Mayor Garcetti calls himself a climate mayor, so it feels like it has been a priority. The climate how `Bout that yes? The head. You can use. Use that for your? Free. Time to change the climate. And then it's a picture birthday. Yeah, on the Sun and if I. I have one last question for you and Aaron. If you have one, also go for it, but my questions are all bonkers. This one isn't but I. have loved these questions by the way this is I'm. You. Guys are so incredibly well informed about local issues. I am so delighted that you're inspiring your listenership to do the same thing because it's so important you. I think that's been a lesson for us to is just. I don't know I. Think obviously came to a head this year, and even this you know this spring and summer, but. It is shocking that like. I didn't. A few years ago, really didn't pay attention to it. I would vote. What I thought was the right way, but didn't really look too closely and really. That's the stuff that. You and your livelihood and the city Say, this to with yet. I don't want to like. You Your. Personality and like. Vive and your passion and how much you care I, think is really knighted people into carrying like that is contagious, and when you see somebody who really truly cares. Is it like the council member now who I would describe as a wet blanket like I have to check to see if Dave Rou has a fucking pulse Um. I believe me I. He came to a neighborhood meeting. I was like hello, are you live? Honey I. Don't mean to go there, but. He has. So stupid. But what? You're doing is contagious and. Ignites people and.
"city councils" Discussed on Throwing Shade
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Doing what they do safely, but no, not for me. I. Know exactly how you feel because. We had to get a different fridge because the one that we had was like four toddler and. So we got a normal size fridge, and so we still have the toddler afr-asian, it's like. What are we doing to fridges and it's exactly how I feel about threesomes. You're being every. White family in Texas is what you're doing. But I thought I thought the Texas dream was regular double-sided fridge with a deep freezer in the garage. That's true actually I don't know. Does your family ever fridge in the garage to fridge freezer. In, the garage. The Yep exactly in the house, no in a fridge in the house and a fridge and freezer in the garage see. Do you think it's a boomer thing because my mom is in Missouri also from Texas? Also, I think they have four refrigerators. Plus like it's just the two of them, isn't it? Yes, and were you prepare first of all? What are you doing and also? 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"My life skulls hold them accountable and like bring down LAPD. They are just off. They're just all bad people like. If if the general public starts accepting that the police department is not just a few bad apples, they're all shitty people operating in a shitty system in elected officials old that shitty system once that's normalized. Then then we're GONNA win. that. That seems like a pretty good place to end unless you guys have any more questions. No. You. Plug, the socials and the websites and all that good stuff. Yeah, one more time for our listeners, yeah, people, City Council full full awards, people sitting accounts on instagram. On twitter, PP. L.. S. City Council Check out our website. We're selling certain now so I. Don't know if we just launched it on. Over the weekend and wow, that's so fast! We've sold how to. Like hundreds of shirt so far, but I'll plug it. Is People Sitting Council Dash L. A. Dot Com. You can find our shop there, but. We'll probably do another round of shirtsleeves Fuck Garcetti shirt. You can get a defunding police in Sioux, logos dodgers defend the police or Lakers. More a color. My premature is the colorful. You've might time future so. That's so good. That's good I want that. Yeah, you should yesterday order. We're end so and also for people that want like that are. We do fund shit all the time we want to like the one of the reasons that been successful. We can wrap right after this. One thing that we've been super successful at is like. Making engaging. Is engaging. People with local politics can be easy if you just present. Them where it just makes sense like get all like don't the process is meant to be to. Keep people away from a civic participant artistic mutation Patient or Whatever in so people sitting councillors makes makes it fun and easy, and we should on auditions and. Them. L. A. P. P. l. The Police Union has me blocked on twitter Steve Roth La..
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"Not Acting in the best interest of the people that they represent right so like Yeah Joe, Biden or Donald Trump or whatever like, but there are things that you can do locally with your logo. Mall Ticks to actually affects weight chains in so. Like? Eric are sunny is just as Shitty as Donald Trump. Like Donald Trump is a fascist. An like will lead us into really crazy state but. Eric Garcetti oppose liberal white supremacy as well like her Garcetti is was gonNA. Give three point. One five billion dollars to LAPD Eric Garcetti hasn't stepped up and filled all of the booms that were promised under project rookie. They filled up like twenty percent of the rooms that they were supposed to so like I, don't see any difference in liberal white supremacy from Eric Garcetti, and what like Donald Trump's outright fascism like it's? It's it's. Because at at the it's negligent at the end of the day. It's upholding the same systems that we are here talking about dismantling exactly, and he's more attractive on paper and in person sure but. What? But. But. It's the same disease, yeah! Yes, so we're. We're going to continue the fight and I. Don't think elected officials in Los Angeles have really dealt with this kind of pressure before, and it's GonNa be really funding soon embarrassed all. Yeah, definitely not they don't know what it's like to actually be called on anything or have people engage with politics. On the local level what I like. I mean. Like about all of this I mean I. I'm very inspired by the work you're doing. By the work, your your whole, the whole group everybody's doing. But what you were just talking about. It so important. Almost this demystifying of the process and and showing people that we have the power. To make change the power to step up and communicate face to face. With masks on. With our local leaders to start making changes here now to it is possible to get. Everybody's attention. It is possible. To create momentum. And we gotTA maintain it. and. If there's a positive in all of this, I mean, there are positives and all of this, but that's one of them for me and I want all of us to continue to have that same kind of a mindset throughout our lives. When we get through this specific crisis. Yeah, it's crazy. Right that souls happening. We're in tower in the middle of a global pandemic and nationwide recession. A people have millions of people out of work. They're likely not going to be going back to work anytime. Soon are going to be getting acted from their homes. Federal Government hasn't been any support, black and Brown people in Jesus folks have been impressed by racist systems of for centuries, and it's all happening right now. It's all happening, but I think that you know revolution isn't like necessarily. What is going to happen? I think that's a you know a very broad term, but what we're seeing now is that things are going to change and but only if if we continue like you said like only if we continue at it, only we keep this pressure up, but you know I. Think you know you can only push people so far until the uprising begins in like an uprising continue, people have to remember the civil rights era like Rosa Parks, and this signing of. The Civil Rights Act by Oh Bj. We're so far apart and attended. Happen overnight like this this these changes didn't happen right away ranch, so it's GonNa. Be a long drawn out. Battle and people need to stay in soon but like. Leading this movement and the coalition behind 'em, people city council rooted like we're not gonNA stop anytime soon. I fucking hate all these elected officials..
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"Is that like we're not going to keep this money for ourselves? We didn't raise the money for ourselves. That's not why we put like a fundraiser out there. We did it to support people on the ground in L. A., so we're GONNA make sure that that's the money goes. How can we help you? How can our listeners support you guys? We talked before we started recording briefly about calls to action I know. Council's voting now but there are our next steps I'm sure and things that you need support wise How do we keep? The attention on this and work. You guys are doing for sure like the next call to actions. Will can all be found at some point over the next week or so on? You know either black lives matter La, you know. They're the leaders of the People's budget coalition, but also you can follow US People Council. Forwards People City Council on Instagram or P. L. S.. City Council on Twitter and you know we do a pretty good job of releasing like our daily, Our daily called the actions or weekly called actions, and people can just get tapped in like that and I would say that there's going to be something coming up and sometimes you can't always disclose what it is until day of or even when it's happening. but yeah, paying attention to our to our feeds will give people a lot of insight on what they can do and what they can do. TAP IT with local politics. Yeah, and you mentioned earlier the. The Jackie Lacey the weekly Jackie Lacey protest if if you are a listener in La. That's definitely want to check out 'cause. Jackie Lacey's gotTa go Jackie Jackie Lacey Moscow. That's Yeah, the yeah. For the past one week we had pro or we belt backups matter had. Like ten thousand people out. There the past few weeks. We've had two thousand or so so so still pretty. Impressive I was wondering yeah. I I went the first couple of weeks. And then haven't been able to lately, but I'm thrilled to hear that there's still huge turnouts still turn out and I think that. People! You know we have so many is on us right now. And people looking for like the next steps and people you know if we really put out a large call the action and say you know it's you're really down. This movements then people will show up on this day or time whenever we need. In so I think that's what people can expect for. What's what's come for next steps. On Wednesday but then there will be things to us to do soon. There's so much power in that and circling back to how we started this and talking about how you guys have leveraged social media I mean it's all. It's all that it's. That's how you you've done. That has how we will continue to do this. Yeah, pay attention, follow them. Follow their work. And listen to when people say today's Day. We need you to show up. People have been doing a pretty good job about era like. We. We. Whenever. We put out a call for the digital called actions and like social media. You know we trended number one nationwide with the Hashtag on on twitter like for like hours, people in La trended across the country in, so we've just been like. Able to really tap into peop- people are upset, right like people. There's like so much bad shit going on at so many levels, but people you know you can have firsthand experience with your local government..
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"Help with supplies for protesters is, so we have raising a lot of money, and there is no need to promote it, because we are trying to figure out how to Dole out a two point five million dollars, but so far we've approved like one point two, five million and I think three hundred thousand of it is going to the National Lawyers Guild National Lawyers Guild also took on a class action suit on behalf of black lives matter La for the for the. Brutality mistreatment of protesters that happened over the first few weeks. Or the end of May and June so there's a class action being brought by Beland in analogy against LAPD and. The group, best part about it is that we raised so much money that we're not giving three hundred thousand dollars to the national lawyers, guild and three hundred thousand dollars to black lives matter La us. However they want, but analogy is now fighting the class action suit against LAPD and so these assholes have really treated of Bishop these astles. LAPD have created a vicious cycle for themselves where we're. We're just pounding. On all fronts and they have just created. This kind of this kind of violence and trauma for people in Los Angeles for a long time, and it's you know it's. It's time to get rid of them, and so that's that's the basis of the Freedom Fund that people are just really upset about what's going on in La. We've donated to other groups like Cara San. WHO does like? Immigration Legal, services? We've donated sue a mental health professional group at that offers. Support to tactic. We've donated to a group called Elliot. Can which you know does a lot of work with house and La so we we demand ground game as well run the mutual aid setup in in Los Angeles, so we're just trying to get you know this money in the hands of people in Los Angeles that are on the ground, doing the work at and figuring out how we can best support them. He that's awesome I. I know I can't think of a specific organization off the top of my head, but I know that's been. Unexpected for some outcome from from the past month. Is that a lot of organizations R- ended up raising far more money than they know what to do. And, then they're faced in a situation where it's like I've got. US This money. Yeah, they're wise I. Lied. I! Guess, really I know is the group in Minnesota race thirty nine dollars, and honestly I could not. Like I cannot in good conscious say that we would have any idea of what to do with thirty million dollars. ADDS. An obscure mount in because personally pc doesn't have that infrastructure right or not like we're just group of activists that come together do. Corporate protest, or whatever do so yeah like we. We weren't taking into point two point five million dollars to run like our own organization right and so that that's why we shut down. The freedom funding started the gentleman. Because people still want to donate to us, they can, but the general fund will be for like people city council. Stop by right that one of the main things that we've done with the Freedom Fund..
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"Like a lot of people are upset and it was mentioned before that you know August is GonNa bring a tidal wave of castoff. But July, July is going to as well and I. Just think it's laughable that these elected officials think that they're gonNA live in peace while they go on recess. while people are waiting. For should change in the city, and so it's fine that they want to go on recess like that. You know I mean it's really not fine, but let's say. You're in an unprecedented crisis on many fronts. That's happening right now. There are so many fires that need to be put out, and we have a dearth of leadership, but anyway. I was saying I was saying it's fine, because now gives us an opportunity instead yelling at 'em on city council meetings gives us an opportunity to show up and from their homes. He had called call their home numbers all their partner numbers, and not let let them live in one second of peace, and we are so well organized right now that I can assure all the city council members that they will not have the second piece and. If they because because. Like, okay, said like the. Is. A sign of your morality is a document more morality, and or your values I forget what the exact full sharp but the. They're going to. They're going to let the let this budget. Go through in July and That in itself, perpetuates violence right like giving lapd that much money. Actually is violent to people. It hurts. People kills people. It gets people on necessarily thrown in jail in so that is their action right like that. They are intentionally allowing this happen. They're essentially giving lapd that much money, and so I said it's fine because they are going to see exactly like what we have. Twenty four thousand people in Los Angeles FILL OUT A survey right? We have all those email addresses right? We have so many is honest right now. that. They are not going to be prepared.
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"That's yeah. Can you tell us a bit about the People's budget? For sure so. Like before George George like four George Floyd's death. We put out a survey in the survey I. Don't know any be tickets like incredibly well done David Turner who's getting his PhD in norcal right now. Setup a really dope survey, and you could pinpoint which district delivered in and You know it was just it was just one that. Cost a lot of money for people to do right, but we fortunately have the resources to to get the survey out. An. George Fluids Death I think we had like two thousand people. Selah survey in the results came back and showed that people wanted to give like five point six percent of the budget to law enforcement after George Floyd's death rate before L. N. gave the presentation in front of City Council. The results were that The people only wanted to spend one percent of the budget on on. One point six again. Moves fast these days for sure yeah I mean. Yeah Black and Brown people have been. Oppressed and brutalized by police for a long time and a lot of people are now waking up to it had and that's why people are like okay. This should really needs to change And Yeah, so the People's budget is you know about reimagining public safety, and like one one thing to think about is people that live in beverly. Hills, CIVIC PALISADES Ren would I'm GonNa Police. Do they see roaming around their ions embed? It's not many NI- bed. They still feel safe. There and the reality of the situation is that. For so long that Black and Brown indigenous folks when they have police in their community, they don't feel safe, and so why do like it's just ridiculous that it's been ignored for so long, but you know if one or if a group of people are saying that the police communities don't make us feel safe, and we know from elsewhere at just not having the police around things are still You know kept safe right, so it's just the realization that. COPS in America. Do not protect her. They do not serve the the needs of the people. They are here to brutalize and terrorize communities specifically communities of color. So, yeah, people people don't want that anymore..
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"I got arrested on. A. Video I was directly targeted violate ED and I was the first arrest. They made on third and Fairfax yeah got have. Yeah I got tackled by two LAPD officers. got tracked by them on the ground and then Got Punched or hit hit with a stick and then they started hitting a my buddy. That tried to grab me a and yeah. No, that I'm so sorry that you experience that Ono. Thank you I appreciate that and it's like belly times as fucking us that picture twice already without mentioning my name under the headline. Of course it's a true where you wearing fucker said shirt. Right now I wish I wish. Triggering picture and they don't talk in a credit. They don't credit me at all and also La. Times has used also two other pictures of me getting arrested, and somehow they're using me as the face of police brutality against black and Brown people, and that's not why that's not why I'm out in the streets amount in the streets because I stand in solidarity with background, indigenous people who have been harassed for centuries by we departments in La time. Corporate media is fucking failing. Yeah you blowed Los Angeles anyways. Thank you I mean it's a pretty good transition. 'cause people city council even outside of the original stuff that we've already discussed at least according to your website and what I've seen online is about creating a Los Angeles. That is racially economically environmentally. He just and I really liked how on the website your message includes evolving to meet the needs of our comrades. And as you are talking about I, mean you guys have done that? By joining forces with the black lives matter movement. Which is obviously incredibly important, because we can't talk about creating, adjust Los Angeles or about the economic effects of covert without talking about racial justice, because they are inextricably linked. So I'd love to to hear some of the stuff that you're doing in conjunction with black lives, matter and get into the People's budget and the Freedom Fund, and all of that Yes for sure. So it was funny, how we got connected would be L. M., B. Hours wanted to you know. Has Been Putting in so much work in Los Angeles for like seven ten years. Yes, how in our Hong? But you know I think they're know. Bill is like the gold standard of. In Los Angeles and You know I think all of us look up to them. And it's been like you know, and then they saw us. You know obviously you know trying to live up to that hype and living up to just the standard that they said as far as direct actions go as well so speaking about people city council, you know. Be Eleven saw what we have done at the mayor's house in set like invite us next time..
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"Upsettingly high percentage of the glow on. Yes but we're currently looking at statistics of ovarian every one in every one hundred and forty people. Dead. And Is Harder to get. You can't test appointment. Or, like not existent anymore, and yet it takes many days to get an appointment in many days to find out your results seems really really really safe. In my opinion, just so you gotta get those fucking bars back open, and there's no other way to get the bars back open, but. Everyone in southern California get sick, and then we can open the bars again. Party for the survivors we've got unemployment. Benefits are set to expire at the end of July. CONGRESS GETS TO WORK NOW BUT Do Shit. This is so bad from our mental health to go through the list of the Shit. that. This is why I'm just. Like people thought fucking. May End of May, and early June or like an uprising August is going to be August is going to be the motherfucker of the year. chills right? Yeah, yeah, August is going to be when everything things come to a fucking boil in a way. Yeah. It's going to be cool with good. Again seeing people so angry that the beaches are closed for fourth of July. It's like. Are you feeling patriotic right now? Because I don't look I, don't care about those people boiling. But I do set that. I say this to say fucking. Even though I think in the last month or so we're gonNA, talk about black lives matter in a moment you know we've been focused on these other movements and other things that are happening and I think a lot of people in la at least. A month and a half ago, we're starting to feel like okay. We've done a job, but then we rushed to reopen. And here we are, but I say this to bring it back to the work that you guys are doing and the focusing on the no rent, no evictions, no vacancies because we are going to be seeing that hit in August and less drastic things happen. Don't worry they won't be. They won't. I would love to hear. What you guys are working on specifically with that then then get into. Some of the black lives matter stuff as well. B.'s elected. Local elected officials had passed the buck to the federal government. local on statewide like newsom has done it to or like new some. Day of handled. Every single elected official in California oaks meat from The governor's office and in Los Angeles has failed everyone that fucking lives in the city I'll just say I mean I. Agree I want I'm sorry to interrupt blows my. How much good press! They got especially at the beginning of people saying. Look at how they're doing. Yeah the Cuomo Cuomo sexual stuff, right, it's the it's the being able to give the air of an ounce of competence. which we're not used to these days, and also lapd doesn't wear masks either so unbelievable. Yeah, of course not runs. No the only time the police have been wearing masks. The process I've seen is when they've been teargassing S. Gas they the safer. We all are from Corona virus. That's the lesson. Yeah, sends you home. It's for it's forcing you to quarantine outside to flattening the curve. fucked up your.
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"Mitch's partners number on twitter as well in so that's the main man, but we also have organized really awesome actions. Like on our mayday action at Eric, Garcetti's, we have hundreds of cars like a do car protests like honking in front of Dr Cities, and then we had you know thirty fifty people on foot. You know with their megaphones. Making noise just disrupted the entire neighborhood. And as a as Robert was saying you know we that all of what I'm saying is a basic tenants of democracy. Dissenting in holding politicians. Accountable that that I mean we've done so far away from that at so many different levels with that is. Like the essence of democracy, some of the best things that have happened during this whole uprising has been the cases where you've had in like Minneapolis and Portland I think a couple of other cities like the mayors of cities just have to stand in the middle of a crowd of their citizens. Get getting shout. Never you know no, no. No, but that would be awesome. Sight. Absent from his home when everybody showed up to protest there, I'm not sure if on the car protests that you're mentioning but certainly during the George Floyd protests. He was not there. Who knows the? In the getty. But but we have. To go back to. The. History PCC. We actually council. We held a Diane in front of Garcetti's house like where the the treeline is, and we had probably thirty people lay there for like. Eat three three. Hundred thirty three seconds, or so for the amount of unhealth people that die in la every every year at a and so. And then. The next day. They put up a barricade in the spot that we did the Diet. And now. Tight to tie twitter back into it. We trolled them soul like initially when they were asked about it, they gave no comment. They were trolled so hard on twitter that eventually had to give a comment and say that it was to protect the plants, but that's like a mossy. That belt there's we'll plants there so yeah. These these elected officials layer so shitty in the never been held to account, and it's pretty yeah. Yeah. I would agree with that I mean. We're sitting here in a situation today and the day that we're recording this. LA is seeing. I believe our worst number of cases ever. We are at a situation very alarming. I don't mean to laugh I mean. This however, we can yes laugh. La County like..
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"No Olympics. So all amazing you know La grassroots organizations have been here for a long time and you know we a bunch of us just came together Nicole who started it started the first car protests that mayor Garcetti. In March so at Dan like March twenty eighth, the first car protest at Garcetti's. I attended and then they had another one I showed up in I. You know it's so funny. What has happened in La over the past few months. with the use of social media in a wide bit of you know in a in a wide range of how we are all impacting our communities like we came to get city council came together. It's twitter dislike. Hey! Like I saw that you were there or that you are you're organizing this? This like what's going on. And then a bunch of us just got connected in a bunch of connected by calling in this city council meetings and say like Hey, these are points like these points in let them know and people city council is you know I? Before we started recording I mentioned is like a fun group. We do fun cool stuff. All up pretty much. Every single member of people city council likes to talk shit to elected officials. will confront them directly on. It and dad is a main Hiller of our success. Talking to politicians. Bad bad is hey. I mean being willing to. And that's that's literally. The essence of democracy ought to be I. I actually completely agree. Maybe maybe throw milkshakes Adam occasionally, but you know. I know I. I would personally but I. don't judge if anyone yeah. Part of part of democracy is having the freedom to throw whatever beverage you want at your I would probably drink half the milkshake and then throw the part. That's a little too melted. See this is democracy. Right here in this. This is what democracy looks like. Anyway Richie USO so we! We came together and. My one of my main killers of my organizing is actually directly confronting politicians elected officials I've done it. Like a national scale, and when this started I was just laughing. HOW INEPT! These local elected officials are with Sarah social media does and so. Like all of this discussion will ins how we use social media and how it's been so powerful for us. Yes of people city council started In like early April. We and we started doing car protests at Garcetti's house, but also. Near the city attorney, we went to some David Michelson his who works in the city attorney's office. Who wrote a bullshit reeves? That wasn't based on legal precedent. housing called how we went to a bunch of other counts numbers houses. We've leaked their addresses on on twitter. Put it with their phone home phone numbers on twitter. Mitchell Pharaohs partner called jakup an organizer. City Council is partner called Jacob's Dad. After we protested in front of his house and so We had an obligation to league..
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"Ginger really does the trick for my immune system, and it tastes good Donald. Has this kind of Boll Bite to it? That wakes up your taste buds without being loaded with sugar, but you'll have to get one for yourself because I'm not sharing mine. Pick them up at your local natural food, market or grocery store, or learn more at GT's living foods. Dot Com. I'm Alex Iona and I have a new podcast. Let's get into. It is all about tackling the stuff you and I wanNA. Know each week I'm joined by a friend and wisdom tree, and we discuss everything you want to know about money. Love Your relationships, even fitness and mental health I love having conversations with my friends, and now it's your turn to get in on it. Listen to Alex Iona. Let's get into it on the iheartradio APP, apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast launching July seven. Welcome to worst year, ever a production of iheartradio. Hello and welcome back to steer ever good vine. Wait Shit. Doing things a little different, which is the one that it tells you, that's the greeting. This this is the one that's the greedy. Is that the which is the word? How do you greet people? Welcome. Welcome we'll come. We'll come. This is worst year ever. Robert! Katie. Kuwait That's it. Those are our names. Doing my work. Today! We are very excited to be joined by Richie surging go from the people's City Council. You guys might be familiar with the People City Council here in Los Angeles they've been making a lot of waves on the Internet. Fighting Eric. Garcetti, fighting the police LAPD, working with black lives, matter fundraising all of it, so we really excited. Sit Down and chats about the work that they're doing and the ways that we can support them here. That is today. We are very excited to be joined by Richie Janko. I pronounced that right. You got announced that right? From the People's City Council I Ritchie. How're you doing today? I'm doing well I'm really tired, but a I'm doing well..
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"Qualifying for how the the the Aging out of that better integration nation between The the The government h governance which is under one deputy mayor and the housing using governance which is another deputy frankly they were not talking to each other or not agreeing on on The Path forward for the last year. So you do not have that you know particularly well integrated as an example. There was the bill by my colleague. Raphael Talamante got BRONC- That would create a certain percentage or set aside unit supportive housing portfolio Fifteen percent. That was it's not. You know the the housing folks and at city all were not in favor of that And but it was it had it. It's a big. It's a big piece of allow people to move out of shelter because you need the affordable housing stock on that to be available so You know there's a there's a lot of of those kinds of common sense Solutions that we think that that one of the things about this report it was The staff they worked at the reason why it took so long to do was because there was such an in depth amount of of research that went learning to live and thoughts on this and so staff Laura Hope uphold Ramstad. That's a really good good solid people on that worked on this Engaged with with providers with advocate And and the issues that actually league we're talked about issues that came up or the issues that ended up in the report supposed to as opposed to saying okay. You're all that stuff but at the end of the day we're only gonNA put in the stuff that we think we can pay for or we think that You know we think is Is is on our priority priority. Everything that all the advocate all of the providers of For you know years I want to sort of ask one. Follow up there and then I think we're gonNA take a listener caller too. But you know I it strikes me in the report in and what you're saying that this is sort of about where her broader policy meet sort of management and execution and implementation and re evaluating programs as they go in tweaking them. So you know to me a lot of this looks like you know kind of as you said a lot of this is things that are already in place but it's it's tweaking them and making them work better and you know it strikes me in in reading through this that a lot of this seems to be about better. You're just better run city government you know agencies talking to each other more as you said said maybe a streamlined deputy mayor in charge of all these housing slash homelessness issues. But that a lot of it is really about government just working better with the policies policies that are in place. I don't know if you wanNA comment stuff gets caught up in red tape You know for for extremely long long periods of time so allowing Aging out of the runaway and homeless youth or in the runaway homeless youth system which is under The agency E. Y.. CD's computer elements VHS. For whatever reasons and do I see what volume while. They can't qualify for Abacha so it can't get into You know whatever. Housing is out there because They have no battery get them out and and they agreed years ago that they would that that would change. Well they'll hasn't changed meeting last last week before with a bunch of the advocates and providers and You know the the the advocacy group. That is for homeless. Youth is like when is this going to happen. This was promised years ago So yeah there's there's Things things like that where You know there's no reason the world by that can't afford I will say also and I think this is a really big problem is you know a basic dysfunction between the city and the state government because the mayor and the governor or add on And that has a real impact on on on on all of these programs because the state Often can has to sign off on on initiatives videos. Doing the city has the negotiate that that's where the agency HO TDA so they may have a good day have to stack after relationship but when stuff has to actually be communicated between the executives. You know there's just there's this ongoing Row Gerald Green the mayor and the governor that that really actually impede progress on a lot of the issues and other issues to. Let's bring in this Call who's been waiting patiently High called a welcome to maximum murphy. Go ahead with your question for council members. Stephen Levin accused fellow Justice Center. Hello can you hear me yes. Go ahead caller. Hi this is Craig Irving Justice Center high. Count the number eleven. No Hi I wanted to ask you two questions and I'll keep them brief You know I was really appreciative. Where so many people about the report but in in being super appreciative There's also room for you know critical dialogue so one thing I was really curious about. I was really a happy to be that you all were recommending reevaluating. You count and I think there's an immense amount of discussion there You know we settler. who was the champion? MPM pass away. But he had been the first person who gets to be counseled upon that in the history of the city But wasn't mentioned in the report really Was the hope count. And I know you've been critical of hope virtually no advocates Was You know take seriously academics. Certainly don't For the most part it's a structural undercount and so I I'd rather not the hope the youth count. I'm really curious about The Hope Count. There's not been any hearings on it And whether or not you envisioned something in the future that actually take seriously counting street homeless people and not What everyone almost everyone and for listeners? Who Don't know the whole count is the annual one night survey of very visible street homeless that the city conducts and and then issues an annual all number which many people think to be An undercount of who is actually street homeless. So Casimir if you want to respond on whether you think action the hope count is is possible Yeah I mean I'm open to that and You're right thought you hearing US typically about the hope we are here. Having coming up on the city's efforts to just shoot homelessness and that's certainly Can Be addressed in that hearing and so I'll definitely Communicate with you offline to Incorporate any suggestions this the hearing is going to be coming up soon so Any idea that we put forward. I think it's You know it's one two little And frankly I don't I don't I don't put a lot of stocking to it. I mean I always participate in it and I think it's one thing that we can do. It does use the number winds up getting used so widely though right I mean that becomes the sort of like flagship action number for how many people are homeless on the street. That's true that's true and and absent any other accounts Right MHM That's it you know it's it's I think that The right through whatever the number is whether come on how or five thousand people who are who are Living on the street the the policy solutions are the same. And so that's the report speaks more to what we think actually needs to happen in order to have people come in off the street. So that's more safe haven that much more aggressive timeline on safe haven as that's the equipping shootout routines with your resources that they can offer to people. The reality is that street Irish teams. It's the people that are on. The street are not con type of street outreach. Teams Often contacted dozens of times shootout receives problem that the street outreach teams teams don't have any solutions to offer that Everybody that's living on the street. Knows that they can go to shelter They know that they have right to shelter. You don't want to go to the shelters that are offered offered to them because the shelters that are offered to that they don't place at So so the reality is that we know what the solutions are from a also. It shouldn't delude ourselves into thinking that the hope that a last quick question. Unfortunately we only have Less than a than a minute but I just wanted to you too tied together this some via the issue of housing Basically you know there's a lot of programs comes in and vouchers and outreach efforts in a lot of the things we've discussed here and many others in the report but there's also the question of the need for more low oh income housing and I know the speaker at the press conference. I think maybe I asked him this or somebody else had but You know said there'll be a council affordable housing plan actually coming to to complement is but can you just say you know briefly one thing about how you're thinking about the need for more housing. I mean we need more housing. That's that's that's available to people exiting shelter or housing all the people I lower income that means having some workable voucher system. This whole lot of pool is about about the the the the level of the voucher amount There's a bill in the house Hopefully support pill which is a concert. Our number Hennessy. Bill We hope that that gets enacted in the state budget this year which would row which would raise the voucher limits to the fair market. Rent right now there's you have a voucher. It's about eighty percents of the fair market rent. So if you do bedroom family of four for The vouchers were fifteen hundred dollars. Well Good luck funny a two bedroom apartment anywhere in New York City for fifteen hundred dollars right. It doesn't exist. I'M GONNA. I'm going to stop you there. We we we did talk to Senator Krueger recently on the show and she said she's fighting for for that bill Quite strongly this year so we know that that's a key Component this happen regards just shelter for years It's just it's it's so wrong. I'm sorry I yeah thank you. Yes so wrong to allow US three minutes shelter for two years awful. Thank you city council member Stephen Levin we appreciate appreciate the time We'll talk to you again. Soon uh-huh.
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"Chairs the city councils public safety committee which has N._y._p._d.. Oversight and we're going to talk with him about related issues issues and then get into some other stuff on affordable housing and perhaps Queens politics he represents district and southeast Queens. There is no shortage of interesting Queens political story lines most pressingly the recount that's ongoing in the Queens District Attorney Primary which we've discussed now for a couple of weeks on this show <hes> intermittently and we're hoping to find out results there soon so welcome councilmember richards to the show momentarily but it's wanted to ask you jared before we get to councilmember richards words <hes> there's been so much in the in the news and we'll ask him this but so much in the news obviously around the trial N._y._p._d.. Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the mayor's response lack thereof leading due process play out etcetera saying you know really that had his hands are tied. I had to defer to the Staten Island District Attorney and then the Federal Department of Justice <hes> and then finally moved ahead with the N._y._p._d.. Trial are you sympathetic to his argument there. Do you agree agree with those. Who've said he should've acted quicker? I mean I tend to agree that at some point. He should have sort of delivered an ultimatum to the D._O._J.. Saying listen if we don't hear from you by X.. Day We're moving ahead with our administrative trial. I think so and I think in his reaction to the D._O._J.'s announcement of recent weeks that that would be the city policy going forward is a tacit admission of that. I am sympathetic to the fact that there is you know there is a due process. There is a civil service procedure and that that should be respected that protects a lot of workers. It's frustrating in many cases. It's been frustrating this one but be that as it may we're coming to a point where built a blouse. You'll be out of <hes> exclusive excuses. If that's what it's been released other options and the decision will come down to him and I think that will be you know for better or worse a defining moment of his Merrill Turkey and of his sort of political profile what what he decided to do there. It's it's not an easy decision for him. especially he has a city to run a at least at the moment of presidential campaign to conduct but <hes> we're rapidly approaching the point where that has to occur yeah I mean as far as I can tell from his comments over many months you know he's tried to give some wings and knives to people people to be more patient because this is going to be resolved and it almost seems like you know he's sort of indicating. Yes don't worry when this is all said and done officer Pantaleo will be removed from the force. Maybe I'm reading too much into it because he hasn't said as much but he's promising missing. A resolution in August were waiting for the N._Y._p._d.. Administrative Judge to put a recommendation to Police Commissioner O.`Neil although officer Pantaleo then gets to respond to that recommendation I don't the mayor's promise of August feels a little premature mature to me but we'll see how that shakes out <hes> but we're waiting have the judge present those findings to and recommendations to Commissioner O.`Neil Than O.`Neil axe <hes> and then we see what happens if there's some sort of lawsuit or something you know filed and that's part of what I think the mayor's trying to protect against is him point you know quote unquote poisoning the public dialogue and then you know setting the city up for litigation if they do try to remove officer Pantaleo from the force so let's get city council member number Donovan Richards on the line and ask him about this and a lot more council member richards welcome to W._B._A._i.. Guys doing well. Thank you how you doing awesome day with that. <hes> <hes> former president <hes> thirty two beaches funeral today <hes> heck the Figueroa who we unfortunately lost <hes> star big leader in in the union movement across the city and country and real real lost city roller coaster today but glassy cobb rag step up <hes> who's a native of southeast Queens and <hes> who lives in my district who will be the new president of thirty MPG since you've. You've mentioned that let's start. Their Council member in one of the questions obviously is that this is a personal tragedy for <hes> for Mr. Figueroa's family friends certainly his allies in the union. What do you think is the significance in terms of policy in terms of politics of union power in the city of an untimely death like this because it is it is a major event in the question obviously is what impact will it have on the discussion about workers rights in New York City? You're going to see <hes> a heck does work continue <hes> I meant this gentleman who was a consensus bill. Someone who is respected but who really provided us all a blueprint on how to move <hes> the union movement forward <hes> you we look back at the fight for fifteen at airports right and organizing around <hes> you know how fast food workers <hes> taxi drivers now. You know these all things he had his toe. Oh dipped into and I I'm not. I don't feel like we're going to see a slow down and we have this movement is going to continue to go because he certainly built out a framework and I have the utmost confidence <hes> in Cobb rag were. Side by side with him since nineteen ninety nine <hes> at the J. who's I certainly had the pleasure working with medicine. We have a Euler in my district now and we've already worked very closely to ensure that will have building service where because on project <hes> even before we you know approve the project at <hes> the city council in a few months so I feel like the work is going to continue and we just have to build on the foundation at Hector laid out for yeah. You gotTa Very Interesting Point <hes> about Hector Figaro's leadership of thirty two B._J.. which is that he you know saw it as part of his philosophy and the and the larger union movement to help organize workers that weren't necessarily going to be members of thirty two B._J.? But he was very active in very involved called in labor organizing that was outside his direct union and that was a very interesting choice that not necessarily every leader of a of a specific union <hes> would take on so that'll be interesting to see where thirty two B._J.. Goes does <hes> on that front and you know the larger sort of strategy around organizing that the the union takes moving forward <hes> so let's let's get back to N._y._p._d.. Oversight which Your City Council Committee does and and you've been outspoken on a lot of issues related to policing <hes> before we get back to where things stand with the trial of officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner. I wanted to ask you first about <hes> sort of some the uproar around the mayor's comments about <hes> having quote unquote the talk with his son Dante who obviously <hes> who has a black mother Shirley mccray <hes> and has written and talked about growing up as a young black man in New York City the mayor's gotten a lot of criticism for bringing that backup on the presidential debate stage. What's what's your stance on that conversation and and how <hes> sometimes 'em we N._y._p._d.? Union Leadership <hes> reacts to that add instead of the public discourse around discussing having that conversation <hes> I think it's a real compensation and for black and Brown communities and I remember my father having this talk with meat very young <hes> you know with and my father and I remember one day <hes> we were hanging outside sitting on the stupidest one of those hot summit days and detectives literally pull up to a how it asks us. What are we doing there it so there are so many of these situations that arise every day <hes> for black and Brown communities that this is a common conversation on how to interact <hes> how to live after an interaction <hes> and I you know I for the Union leadership and it's very unfortunate that something I've pointed today out today I think I spoke to the New York Times and I was speaking of how oh the lack of diversity in union leadership certainly by me them from understanding the black and Brown experience so I think the unions have an obligation Asian to make sure that the diversifying rank and having people who are -flective of these communities in the ring so that they can get to size of the story instead of this narrow perception of these black and brown communities? Just let's make this up <hes>. I like to remind People Sean Bell with my neighbor <hes> after he was killed you know I am a close friend of mine who passed away through his daughter. You know one of her first birthday party <hes> so this his personal to us you know these are things we go through and I think the mayor's correct to talk about this..
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"City council member kushtia masao want who supports the head tax spoke to them as they protested last year amazon started search for a place to build its second headquarters though not in seattle now twenty places are on the company's shortlist they're cutting taxes to lure amazon while seattle considers taxing the company more a week and a half ago a televised city council question and answer session turned into a freeforall for the mike a man who identified himself as a business owner said the city is going to chase more than amazon away they can't be the only company is thinking about leaving in the small business community that's pretty much the talk get the hell out of seattle it's way too expensive friday city council members rejected a proposal to double the head tax to raise more money for housing they also rejected the mayor's proposal to cut the tax in half other cities have also struggled with taxing employers chicago ditched its head tax several years ago with mayor rahm emanuel calling it a job killer philadelphia has a tax on wages that is the foundation of the city's budget some who've studied it believe it has driven jobs away but now philadelphia is shortlisted for amazon second headquarters and with amazon's future growth headed elsewhere the big fear in seattle is that a head tax could kill jobs at friday city council meeting resident trevor robinson said it could all be true for those who are frayed that this tax would result in losing your jobs your fears.