Council

Kansas City Council OKs Hotel Rooms For Three Months For Homeless And Camps Begin To Empty | KCUR 89.3

After a months-long occupation of the lawn outside City Hall, the Kansas City Council on Thursday agreed to put up as many as 500 people in hotel rooms for three months.

A unanimous vote by the council told the city manager to come up with a stop-gap plan for offering housing to the homeless with hopes of finding federal tax dollars to cover the bill.

“If you are somebody who is experiencing homelessness and you’re on the streets, we have a place for you to go,” Mayor Quinton Lucas said.

Lucas and Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw also introduced two other resolutions

read more

Arcata City Council Passes Vacation Rental Ordinance, Reduces Permit Cap to 100 Units | Lost Coast Outpost

Arcata City Council members (clockwise from top left) Stacey Atkins-Salazar, Sarah Schaefer, Emily Goldstein, Brett Watson (Sofia Pereira recused herself on this discussion)

###

During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Arcata City Council passed an ordinance that places stricter regulations on vacation rentals and caps the number of these rentals allowed in the city at 100. The vote was 3-1, with Councilmember Sarah Shaefer dissenting. Mayor Sofia Pereira recused herself because she rents an AirBnB and felt it would be a conflict of interest.

Under the new ordinance, vacation rental owners will have to apply for a permit and complete a

read more

City council gets complaints about vacation rental | Local

BERLIN — A petition from Wood Street residents complaining about the operation of a vacation rental in that neighborhood will result in the city council looking at the issue in depth.

While this is the first dispute over vacation rentals in the city to hit the council, Mayor Paul Grenier predicted it won’t be the last.

At Monday’s work session, the council discussed the petition signed by 16 residents of Wood Street. The petitioners said the five-bedroom house at 55 Wood St. has become a disturbance with noise at all hours of the night, open fire pits that are not

read more

CCMI departure rankles some on Geneva City Council | News

GENEVA — When you’ve got the highest property tax rate in the county and your neighbor has none, competing for development is problematic.

It can make holding onto existing businesses a challenge as well.

At their work session Monday night, City Council members lamented the expected loss of CCMI, Inc., which is hoping to move from its city facility on Middle Street into a larger manufacturing building in the town of Geneva on Route 14 near Gambee Road this spring.

There, the company — which has found itself quite busy during the pandemic making plastics products that include sneeze guards

read more

Kalama City Council approves street vacation to fix 50-year-old property problem | Local



The Kalama City Council Thursday approved vacating a portion of undeveloped right-of-way and a boundary line adjustment to fix a mistake from the 1970s that had left a private home on public property. 

Michael and Cheryl Thomas requested that the city vacate an undeveloped right-of-way off China Garden Road, which is part of the property they purchased more than 30 years ago not knowing it was technically public property. The couple and the Kalama School District also requested a boundary line adjustment so the couple’s sheds are no longer on school district property. 

The home on the 500 block of

read more

Council considers possible committee to mull future Berea Recreation Center expansion

BEREA, Ohio — Discussions are under way in Berea about possibly forming a City Council recreation committee.

Mayor Cyril Kleem recently suggested the idea in an email to council members, following up with additional details during the Jan. 19 council meeting. He plans to create an ad-hoc citizens’ recreation committee, but he believes a corresponding council committee should be formed as well.

Only City Council can create council committees.

“We are looking at possibly expanding the recreation center,” Kleem explained. “We have done some very preliminary concepts, trying to get some ideas for what our needs are and what

read more