Heard in the Hall Archive: July, 2011

Goodbye, Home Rule Charter?

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It's a quixotic quest: Eliminate the Home Rule Charter, the primary document that dictates how city government works, by asking voters to get... Read more

Tuesday Talk with Karen

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt had his fireside chats. For Karen Brown, the Republican candidate for mayor, it will be Tuesday Talk with... Read more

Independent running mates

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Anti-poverty activist Cheri Honkala and Kensington media man Richie Antipuna plan to file about 3,000 signatures this week with city election... Read more

Street not running for mayor

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Former Mayor John Street, who sparked rumors that he would run for mayor or an at-large council seat when he switched his registration from... Read more

City continues freebies probe

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Five different city contractors - Verizon, Comcast, Shared Technologies, Motorola and RCC Consultants - provided reports to the city's inspector... Read more

No fines for walking while texting

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Despite rumors to the contrary, city police are not going to start handing out tickets to people who text while walking. Although the idea... Read more

Woman "live-stopped" - by cops commish

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With the sun shining and a light breeze, today was a picture-perfect morning to be out for a drive in a white BMW - unless you get pulled over... Read more

Butkovitz finds 'weaknesses' in annual city financial report

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Controller Alan Butkovitz today identified seven areas that could impact the city's ability to properly report its finances. This stuff is... Read more