NYC spending whopping $1.8 million on Queens dog run

NYC spending whopping .8 million on Queens dog run

This project has gone to the dogs. A beachfront dog run under construction in the Rockaways is in line to cost taxpayers a doggone fortune—and at nearly $2 million it might be the most expensive taxpayer-funded project of its kind in New York City history. “It’s wonderful that a new dog run is being built, … Read more

Make this city a sanctuary for law-abiding New Yorkers

Make this city a sanctuary for law-abiding New Yorkers

Our city is teetering on a precipice. It will either fall into the abyss of lawlessness or rise to return to common-sense policies that kept New York safe for decades. We need to use every tool available to remove violent criminals from our streets, no matter their country of origin. That has to include US … Read more

San Antonio City Council passes discipline-focused police union contract

San Antonio City Council passes discipline-focused police union contract

San Antonio – The San Antonio City Council approved a new contract for San Antonio police officers Thursday in an 8-3 vote. The vote followed an occasionally tense meeting that included concerns that the contract does not go far enough with reforms, and an accusation from one councilwoman that voting “no” was tantamount to “a … Read more

City Council to vote Thursday on new police union contract

City Council to vote Thursday on new police union contract

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio City Council is scheduled to vote on a new police union contract that city staff members say will make it harder for fired officers to win their jobs back through the appeal process. Council members’ approval is all that’s needed to implement the contract, which would last through September … Read more

How much could you save? First look at the city’s property tax relief package

How much could you save?  First look at the city’s property tax relief package

SAN ANTONIO – City leaders have said property tax relief is coming, and now property owners in San Antonio are getting their first peek at what it could look like. As part of early budget discussions for FY 2023, city staff presented city council on Wednesday with an array of recommended property tax relief measures. … Read more

Brooklyn GOP pol yanks $5K in funding for NYC Jewish museum

Brooklyn GOP pol yanks K in funding for NYC Jewish museum

A local lawmaker announced Sunday she is yanking $5,000 in previously planned funding for a Manhattan museum after it allegedly barred Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis from speaking there in June. Councilwoman Inna Vernikov — a Ukrainian-born American Jew — revealed in an open letter to museum donors that she will no longer give the money … Read more

San Antonio, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park ready for May 7 elections

San Antonio, Shavano Park, Hollywood Park ready for May 7 elections

Election day voting will be held 7 am-7pm May 7 in the city of San Antonio and several area cities and school districts. (Courtesy Pexels) Voters in San Antonio and Shavano Park will head to the polls May 7 and cast a ballot on city and school bond proposals, while Hollywood Park voters will decide … Read more

CityScrapes: San Antonio lacks transparency with Grand Hyatt deal and convention center expansion | San Antonio News | San Antonio

CityScrapes: San Antonio lacks transparency with Grand Hyatt deal and convention center expansion |  San Antonio News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Instagram / Grand Hyatt The most recent city budget highlights performance measures for the convention center as its exhibit hall occupancy level and number of hosted events. But actual convention attendance is nowhere to be found. Editors Note: CityScrapes is a column of opinion and analysis. San Antonio’s city government is open … Read more