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ex-frontenac city administrator admits misusing city money


pittsburg, kan. (ap) — a former southeast kansas city administrator has admitted that he misspent taxpayer money, including buying gps devices that he used to track his former mistress. former frontenac city administrator doug sellars pleaded guilty tuesday to misuse of public funds. as part of the plea agreement, three other felony charges and a […]






louisiana investigator admits misusing donald trump’s social security number, tr


baton rouge, la. (ap) — louisiana investigator admits misusing donald trump’s social security number, trying to get candidate’s tax information.






money out, money in: candidate returns money to city contractors, then their own


an albuquerque law that bans contributions from individuals who make money from city contracts doesn't prevent owners of those companies from giving in a different way.






epa's scott pruitt planning visit to east chicago


the u.s. environmental protection agency's top administrator plans to visit east chicago as the city wrestles with ongoing remediation work at the u.s.s. lead superfund site. epa administrator scott pruitt will visit the city on april 19, according to sen. todd young, r-bloomington, after being...






batavia gives exception for 'therapy pig'


batavia leaders have moved to accommodate a controversial pig, an official said. pigly brown, a pig that has been described by its owner as an "emotional support animal," was granted an exception from city code at a recent committee of the whole meeting, city administrator laura newman said. city...






internal affairs: was kim walesh considered for the san jose city manager job?


to much fanfare, san jose this week announced that dave sykes — a longtime city hall veteran — will take over the top administrator job when the current city manager retires next month. but some had been wondering whether economic development director kim walesh, another top executive in the city manager’s office who has worked for […]






denver city council asks mayor for more money to build sidewalks and help immigr


the denver city council this week asked mayor michael hancock to add more money for sidewalks to his proposed 2018 budget and to more firmly commit city money for a new immigrant legal defense fund.






federal heights councilman charged with embezzling city money in quest to sue th


a federal heights councilman's battle of words with fellow council members and mayor daniel dick led to theft and embezzlement charges after he allegedly used his city credit card to sue the city.






independent committees pour money into city council races


days before angelenos head to the polls, big-money committees with wealthy backers are still pouring money into local races. this week, a los angeles area chamber of commerce-sponsored group spent $80,000 on radio ads praising city councilman gil cedillo, who faces a sharp challenge from local...






l.a. city hall is considering a plan to borrow money to cover lawsuit settlement


on the advice of budget officials, the los angeles city council agreed earlier this year to consider borrowing tens of millions of dollars to pay for high-profile legal settlements and court judgments. the money would help offset several multimillion-dollar settlements approved by the city in recent...






st. paul city council to vote on additional money for ash tree replacement


the city has cut down thousands of trees to fight emerald ash borer.






st. paul city council adds money to budget for ash tree replacement


the city has cut down thousands of trees to fight emerald ash borer.






st. paul city council adds money to budget for ash tree replacement


the city has cut down thousands of trees to fight emerald ash borer.






internal affairs: santa clara appoints deanna santana as new city manager


after managing a handful of bay area cities, including a tumultuous stop in oakland, deanna santana was named santa clara’s new city manager late tuesday. the santa clara city council voted 6-1 to appoint santana, who will start her new role in october. santana is currently sunnyvale’s top administrator, a job she’s held since june […]






why are my taxes paying for denver to subvert immigration laws?


it is bad enough that our mayor and city council have adopted a sanctuary city policy, seeking to thwart enforcement of the federal immigration laws. now the city council is spending taxpayer money on the issue.






denver city council approves new rules requiring reports of dark-money spending


campaign finance changes approved by the denver city council on monday could make it more difficult for big spenders to escape public notice in city elections.






'i didn't steal the maserati,' bell scandal defendant says after being resentenc


former bell assistant city administrator angela spaccia was resentenced monday, in light of an appeals court reversal on five counts of misappropriating funds from the city, and again ordered to repay roughly $8 million in restitution. los angeles county superior court judge ronald s. coen handed...






l.a. wanted $20 million but settles suit over da vinci fire for $400,000


los angeles is getting $400,000 to settle its lawsuit against real estate developer geoffrey h. palmer over a massive fire at a downtown construction site that damaged city property, city officials announced tuesday. the money is a tiny fraction of the $20 million that the city had originally sought...






alabama city puts $25,000 toward helping citizens get fit


dothan, ala. (ap) — one alabama city has committed $25,000 toward a project aimed at helping its citizens get fit. dothan city commissioners approved the money for a planned fitness court of 1,400 square feet (130 sq. meters) at the city’s westgate park. the dothan eagle reports the project is budgeted to cost $90,000. the […]






atherton city council agrees on town center ballot measure


first there was measure l, in 2012, that said the new city administration building and police department should be built by donations. then came the difficulty of getting residents to actually chip in the needed money, despite the project's status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. then came the recent news from city attorney william conners that, as it turns out in state law, measure l was never binding anyway, but was only advisory. the town can legally proceed to pay for the town center using whatever means the city council can find.






city of missoula to pull $2.6m from wells fargo accounts


missoula, mont. (ap) — the missoula city commission has voted to pull $2.6 million of the city’s money from wells fargo accounts because the bank is invested in the dakota access pipeline and because employees opened fraudulent customer accounts to generate fees and bonuses. the resolution that passed on 12-0 monday says the city is […]






campbell city council allocates money for future park projects


the campbell city council has approved allocating more than $2 million to parks projects and acquisition of new land for parks within the city.






philadelphia sues sessions over sanctuary city rules


the city of philadelphia is bringing a lawsuit against attorney general jeff sessions over the government’s proposed blocks on funding for sanctuary cities. in july, sessions announced there would be new conditions imposed on any state or individual city wishing to receive money from the edward byrn...






chicago aldermen revolt at watchdog's idea to take away street paving money


city hall's top watchdog on thursday took aim at a program treasured by aldermen, recommending the city stop letting each of them control $1.3 million a year spent on construction projects in their wards, but the idea was swiftly rejected by mayor rahm emanuel's administration and city council...






l.a. city council moves to bar workers from aiding any registry based on religio


amid fears president donald trump will create a registry based on religious affiliation, the los angeles city council moved wednesday to bar city employees from helping on such a program. the city council voted unanimously to ask city attorneys to write a new law prohibiting the city’s nearly...






city watchdog says $4.6 million in affordable housing funds unaccounted for


city hall can't account for about $4.6 million collected from developers to create affordable housing, according to a report the city's watchdog released tuesday. the money is part of $89.9 million in affordable housing funds collected from developers from 2003 to 2015. a city accounting move "allowed"...






aging equipment forces utah city to close fire department


sunset city, utah (ap) — the small northern utah city of sunset city is shuttering its fire department and contracting with a larger fire department after not having enough money to replace aging equipment that caused a delayed response at a fire that killed two people. kutv reports that at the fire in february, the […]






menlo park: city’s top administrator receives $4,400 bonus


alex mcintyre also received a $15k bonus 6 months ago






man admits to duping women into sex for porn ‘rehearsals’


kansas city, mo. (ap) — a kansas city-area man has pleaded guilty to duping dozens of women into having sex with him on camera by telling them they were rehearsing for roles in pornographic movies. the u.s. attorney’s office says 34-year-old mario antoine, of raymore, will be sentenced to 10 years in prison under the […]






city of san diego phones, internet malfunctioning


san diego officials are coping thursday with a phone and internet outage that’s preventing residents from reaching city council offices and getting information about trash pick-ups and other city services. technology workers for the city are working to solve the problem, said city spokeswoman katie...






city watchdog offers emanuel cost-saving ideas as dozens of union contracts to e


with dozens of city worker union contracts about to expire for the first time in a decade, chicago should consider a host of changes that could save taxpayer money, streamline operations and make it easier to mete out discipline, a new report from the city's top watchdog concludes. some of the...






san jose: attorney claims city hall “stole” nearly $40 million from its water cu


lawsuit alleges city violated proposition 218 in spending money collected from water ratepayers for general services.






san jose: attorney claims city hall “stole” nearly $40 million from its water cu


lawsuit alleges city violated proposition 218 in spending money collected from water ratepayers for general services.






san jose: attorney claims city hall ‘stole’ nearly $40 million from water custom


lawsuit alleges city violated proposition 218 in spending money collected from water ratepayers for general services.






ex-treasurer of school group admits stealing $18,000


buffalo, n.y. (ap) — the former treasurer of a western new york school organization admits to stealing more than $18,000 from it. erie county prosecutors say 38-year-old jennifer seyfang, of tonawanda, pleaded guilty to larceny charges wednesday and faces up to four years in prison. seyfang admits stealing the money from the charles a. lindbergh […]