Preparation is Becker’s answer to inexperience

first_img Reply Reply The Anatomy of Fear August 11, 2016 at 5:58 pm Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGS100 DaysKyle Becker Previous articleRecall: Home Depot Swivel Patio ChairsNext articleKicks 4 Guns ‘has a very good day’ Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia 85 million gallons of wastewater that was lost that did not go through the regular system and get sold for re-use and that is okay. However, if you have a water break, don’t know it, and water is lost, you get charged! No forgiving the water that leaked away, that you didn’t even know about. This according to CAO, Glen Irby at one of the council meetings, he said that there is no forgiveness for leaks, even if you have a plumber repair the leak and show them the bill about what happened……..that is called a double standard! Believe me, you might have a severe leak, but not 85 million gallons! I think that is outrageous, as it did not used to be that way. So when did that change? Kids playing too, can cost you big time, if you go off to where ever, and come home, and the neighborhood kids turned on your garden hose and left it running. This city’s administration has no heart what so ever for the city’s residents. August 12, 2016 at 3:51 pm The First 100 Days: Many key issues for the new commissioners100 days ago, Commissioners Doug Bankson and Kyle Becker sat down for their first City Council meeting. They negotiated recreation fees, hired a new fire chief, fired a controversial consultant, put the City Center in motion, and began the budgeting process. It’s been a whirlwind tour for the newest Apopka City Commissioners , but both have hit the ground running. The Apopka Voice met with Bankson and Becker to get their thoughts on their first 100 days in office.Part Two: Commissioner Kyle BeckerKyle BeckerKyle Becker sent shockwaves throughout Apopka on April 12th when he defeated a 39-year incumbent to grab a seat on the City Commission. It was an exciting campaign, but politics are one thing, and governing is another. How would the first-time candidate fare?Commissioner Becker sat down for an interview with The Apopka Voice and explained how he prepared for the task of being a City Commissioner, and outlined his first 100 days in office.“I’ve never considered myself as a politician, but a public servant,” he said. “And in order to best serve the public, you have to prepare yourself. It’s a humbling experience to have the privilege and responsibility to help shape our short term and long term future. I’m still learning. And I suspect I will be learning beyond 100 days and into the next four years. It is a lot of work to make sure you are fully abreast of each situation that comes before Council. Whether it be a small zoning change request…it takes a good bit of work to do the research that’s needed to make informed decisions on the Council. And what I learned is each agenda that comes out can be different from the previous. There’s just a lot that takes place on the city level that requires our attention. Some are obviously more controversial than others. But I’ve learned if you do the legwork in terms of doing the research, asking the right questions…I find that I’m comfortable with the decisions I make on Council.”“I’ve always been of the mindset that ideally you don’t want to raise taxes. Who wants to raise taxes? But I don’t want to champion this slogan of us being the lowest millage rate of any full service city in Orange County. Having that but falling behind in terms of level of quality… you don’t want this idea of having the lowest  tax rate in Orange County if you’re falling behind in other areas.”-Commissioner Kyle BeckerBecker talked comprehensively about his experiences and frustrations with the budgeting process the City Council took on in the past weeks.“Having this budget exercise is a daunting task when you’ve only been in office a couple of months. Not to make an excuse…it’s just factual. When you have this 700-page book staring you in the face – it’s pretty daunting. Being asked to do that within the framework of four meetings was a difficult task to begin with. I think there was some frustration at the end because I didn’t feel like we had enough detailed conversations after we had gone through the general fund. Granted we can still rollback the increase that we proposed once the budget is finalized, but I’m trying to get to the point where we talk through some of the additions we had, some of the subtractions we had… to kind of walk through that… to make sure we needed what we said we needed and to cut what we said we needed to cut…to get to that final decision to say yes this is in the best interest of the city go ahead and raise the millage rate.”He struggled with the idea of raising taxes, but also with the idea of Apopka falling behind in quality and in essential services.“It’s a very complex issue. You can look at every single item on that budget and justify it…every single thing, but we just can’t. We can’t get into the habit of taking from reserves every year. We can’t get into the habit of trying to finance debt every single year. I’ve always been of the mindset that ideally you don’t want to raise taxes. Who wants to just raise taxes? But I don’t want to champion this slogan of us being the lowest millage rate of any full service city in Orange County. Having that but falling behind in terms of level of quality… you don’t want this idea of having the lowest tax rate in Orange County if you’re falling behind in other areas. So incremental increases in millage rates at the City level…if it’s bringing in needed resources to maintain quality service, maintain our assets within the city, then I can see it. It was abundantly clear that our Parks and Recreation (Department) is going to start falling behind if we don’t have the needed resources to maintain the quality that they are for the city.”Becker’s campaign focused strongly on economic development in Apopka, and the City Center project is one he believes could transform Apopka.“I’m comfortable with the decision we made. I’m excited about the prospects of that property. Obviously there are still some big things up in the air, primarily the Highland Manor, but the idea of a City Center has been talked about for over 15 years. Taurus (Southern Investments) is well positioned in their industry, and they have a reputation to uphold. Am I comfortable with them as the developer? Absolutely. I think they’ve done a good job putting together their presentations, and really capturing the vision of what we had in mind. And they made concessions in terms of the deal. They worked with our City staff. They made sure it was a good deal for the City as well as themselves. I’m excited. It’s the logical path to make sure that we thrive economically. I think it’s going to be that anchor location to get started on that downtown corridor we all talked about so many times spanning Sixth Street and going to Station Street.” Mama Mia August 12, 2016 at 4:44 pm August 12, 2016 at 4:22 pm Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! August 13, 2016 at 10:15 am Correction: I intended to say water rates compound annually as the rate increases each year, and not monthly as I stated. I do not want to mislead you. August 11, 2016 at 8:33 pm When Buddy Dyer in Orlando proposed raising the millage rates on the residents some spoke out in opposition. One said the city is paying their employees too much. Another said to raise the business taxes, and yet another said raise the impact fees on the new development, instead of raising it on the residents. Which do I propose? Increase the impact fees on the new development coming in, don’t be shy about it, as other cities aren’t. It will not drive them away. Also, remember, the city council in Feb. 2016, those sitting there then, and of course the council’s members have changed, but the council at that time, voted unanimously to LOWER the impact fees on homes, over $ 850 dollars on some homes, and they were already collecting that for years! Then worse, they also voted to increase the impact fees on other new home only $ 20.00. Twenty dollars! It was unbelievable to me that they could be so irresponsible and irresponsible to the city’s residents. I told them this would cause us the tax payers to get socked with the increases. Did they care? No. Now just watch Channel 9 and the latest is that the city will need to put out $ 50 MILLION DOLLARS for a wastewater plant. Why? Anuvia, new developments, and all of the stormwater taken it, from other entities. Don’t get mad at the messenger, Channel 9, they shared for all to see. Taxpayers pay!!! No savings to us. Water rates, sewer rates, re-use water, service fees, all that went up too back in Feb. 2016 . Ordinance 2475 for the rates…… impact fees lower over $ 850 dollars that were already being collected……Ordinance 2474, impact fee ordinance passed. It is not about amenities, or quality services. NO. Not at all. It is about all this excess water taken on and it is costly us dearly. Other cities are not doing that, taking on others crappy water, they are giving it away. Now you see why. Anuvia( Human Fertilizer Plant.)! is costing us as taxpayers a bundle. The CRA (Community Redevelopment Area) won’t suffer as there is no millage rate for that area! Reference: Rick Singh’s Orange County Property Appraiser Website. CRA areas don’t have millage rates. Was the excess travel cut out of the budget so far? Is money is planned to be doled out to non-profits or will that be cut? I doubt it……tax payers will suffer, and property tax values are increasing. It will not be little money in the long run, as they indicate. Water rates, re-use water rates, sewer rates, all kinds of new connection and cut off fees that used to be complementery have all went up. Plus an annual 3% across the board increase each of the next five years. Garbage also went up. Now you will know………don’t expect a splash pad, skate park, gym, and Olympic size swimming pool no matter if they put money out and allowed for a site plan……don’t be fooled. If taxes go up it will be to pay for the nasty water flowing in from all kinds of sources that has been taken on. Mama Mia, you make good points, yet you missed whats right in front of your face. The Mayor is laying the ground work for when the tax payers decide that he is not what’s best for the City of Apopka, Joe is setting the stage to go back to his one person public relations firm, with a contract from Anuvia. When this happens, its time for handcuff for him and commissioners that vote in support of what he is trying to do. Reply And I drove west off of Sheeler Road down Cleveland and have never, ever, smelled that wastewater plant smell that bad….OMG…..gag a maggot. August 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm Mama Mia Reply Reply Mama Mia August 11, 2016 at 6:11 pm Reply Mama Mia Who represents the citizens on the city council? Some of them certainly look after the developer’s best interest…….. Some of them certainly look out for the corporation’s best interest……. Some of them look out for their campaign manager’s best interest…….Some of them look out for their friend’s best interest………Some of them most definitely look out for their own best interests, but what about us, the tax paying citizens??? Who is looking out for our best interests??? Sue, it is all so stinky, every aspect. That is my story, and I am stinking to it……. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img And someone thinks I am being hateful, bitter, ugly, etc? Think again! Mama Mia Mark Adamczyk Reply 14 COMMENTS Mama Mia Sue Grandy Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Here is something that I truly think that the citizens do not fully understand. It is regarding the passage of Ordinance 2475, the increase approved for the water, re-use water, and sewer that was voted in by the council on Feb. 17, 2016. In the package it states that it is an annual increase of 3% through the year 2020, or for 5 years, is what it means. The rate went up on Mar. 1, 2016 and each month the residents will pay more, but it is really a 9% increase if you have all three, the water, the sewer, and the re-use water. What they indicated was that it was a 3% on your bill, but if you have all 3, you will pay 3% more for the water, 3% for the re-use water, and 3% more for the sewer, and this is tacked on for each month you receive your utility bill. This is a 9% monthly increase in reality. If you don’t believe me, then look at the video story article on channel 9 news, where they state that the utility fees have gone up 9%. I don’t think residents truly understood that. That was slick the way they wrote it up in the packet. Also remember, as the rates go up and then increase each month, annually……it is compounding. So now they are harping for more property taxes, in the form of a millage rate increase. Plus garbage was increased. Too much money being thrown away wastefully, bad decisions, over-hiring, over-hiring big-wigs, not enough impact fees being collected on new construction projects by the developers, and shifting the burden onto the taxpayers and utility customers, the giving away to non-profits out of taxpayer funds, etc. etc…..everyone in this city does not have six-figure salaries to support such impacts to their incomes. Does the city council care? If not, then the residents should remember their attitudes regarding increasing the millage, when they are up for re-election.. August 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm Mama Mia Reply Please enter your name here August 12, 2016 at 10:35 pm Kyle, I am not picking on you, do you understand? You did not make these bad decisions. Reply For the poor souls who won’t have the money to pay the utility bills, at some point in the future, and the utility service is cut off for non-payment, the bills will still keep coming and accumulating even when cut off, as the council voted to approve the inactive accounts to keep getting billed a basic charge, even though the water, sewer, and re-use is not even flowing, as it sits cut off. Only Commissioner Dean voted NO on the second reading. The others approved of this injustice, excluding the two new commissioners who now sit on the council that were not elected at that time. Remember that come the next election! Mama Mia Reply Reply The mayor laid the ground work at his first the citizens of Apopka will be paying for it for the 10 years. August 11, 2016 at 6:09 pm Reply Kyle Becker is good guy – he will do good for Apopka Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Phil Zakszewski If you don’t have re-use water you use potable water or what is called drinking water, to water your yards. If you use that, it increases your sewer usage, even though it doesn’t go down the sewer drain. If you use re-use water, then you also get hit hard in the wallet, if you use over a certain amount, as the rates increase way up over certain levels of usage. Now figure in the compounding increases monthly, annually, and you soon realize it is not chunk change. Mama Mia August 12, 2016 at 10:42 pm August 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm September 15, 2016 at 10:59 pmlast_img read more

Kilsheimer and Nelson differ on the budget debate

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSMayor Joe KilsheimerOrange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonThe Budget Debates Previous articleWill Seat #1 be the swing vote in the budget debates?Next articleKnight’s crusade is to give Apopka citizens a voice on City Council Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Please enter your comment! Apopka City Hall Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in The Apopka Voice as part of “The Budget Debates” series.AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceThe Budget Debates: Part Four – Kilsheimer and Nelson bring a vastly different approach to a budget processDon’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” –United States Vice President Joe Biden (2008-2016) There is nothing more important to a city than its budget. It’s a roadmap of how the coming fiscal year is going to go. That’s probably why discussions about budgets, reserves, and how to spend the Apopka taxpayer’s money create such passionate debates on the City Council.And no one will have more impact on a budget than the mayor.Apopka is approximately five months away from choosing a mayor. Incumbent Joe Kilsheimer and Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson are squaring-off in the 2018 Apopka mayoral election, and their approaches to creating a budget could not be further apart.Nelson’s attitude is forged in the experiences he had during the recession years while he was a member of the Florida Legislature. At that time he was forced to make tough decisions, and still watched a healthy reserve evaporate.“Before commenting on the financial condition of the City of Apopka, I think it would be prudent to share my experience in the area of public finance,” he wrote to The Apopka Voice. “Having served in the Florida Legislature during the great recession I understand the value of reserves. During those devastating years, our reserves dropped from FIVE billion dollars to almost zero in 4 short years. I was a member of the Government Operations budget committee and will never forget having to lay-off hundreds of employees; thankfully mostly unfilled positions but to not even know their names before letting them go was a heart-wrenching exercise for me. Each budget cycle we asked the department heads to bring us a budget with a 10% reduction in spending just to keep from depleting our reserves. Our state budget went from $72 billion all the way down to $66 billion in the depths of the recession. I never want anyone at the State, County or Municipal level to have to grapple with that type of financial disaster.”As an Orange County Commissioner, Nelson has also been involved in its budgeting process as well. And it’s this approach that he would like to bring to Apopka.“While serving on the County Commission we have made reserves a top priority and have added each year to the reserves without raising taxes. We have also instituted a $300 million dollar INVEST bond program adding additional long-term capital improvements to the county without touching our reserves. This program only invests in projects that have a 10-year lifespan or longer. Our current reserves are $1.05 billion with a $4.0 billion dollar budget which is just north of a 25% reserve.”Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonNelson has watched the budget in Apopka increase, and according to his figures, it is trending towards a reserve amount that concerns him.“For the last three years the City of Apopka’s revenues have increased but expenses have consistently outpaced the additional revenue. To bridge the gap, the city has seen fit to spend reserves while at the same time, increase property taxes in order to meet the ever increasing obligations. It is detrimental to continue to dip into reserves for wants (not needs) and to borrow money for assets with such a short useful life. Without reserves how do you pay for debris removal if FEMA doesn’t reimburse you for several years? Four years ago we had $41 million in reserves with $28 million in unrestricted dollars. According to the September 24, 2017, public notice in the Orlando Sentinel, the city of Apopka recently passed a budget that will essentially erase the reserves and leave a reserve balance of only $3.7 million at the end of this budget year, none of which will be in the unrestricted general fund. This is financially dangerous when one considers that Apopka has a population of 50,000. In comparison, Winter Garden has reserves of $105 million with a population of 38,000 and Kissimmee has a population of 65,000 and reserves of $39 million. Based on current budgets Kissimmee has reserves of 23% of their spending and Winter Garden has 61% reserves based their 2017 spending. When compared to its spending levels, Apopka’s reserves are now less than 3%.His plan to rebuild the reserve to a healthy percentage is a simple allocation of a specified amount each budget cycle.“With spending increasing and reserves plummeting we must first stop digging Apopka into a hole. Allocating $500,000 to $1,000,000 each year to replenish reserves would go a long way toward a healthy rainy day fund.”Over the past two budget cycles, Kilsheimer’s approach is to begin the process at the staff level, and through a series of workshops go line-by-line through each item until it arrives at a budget that all key staff members, department heads, and a consensus of the City Council can agree on. He maintains that a two-month reserve is essential (as outlined in the Government Finance Officers Association standards), but does not believe its essential to go beyond that reserve amount.“The City of Apopka’s policy is to maintain an unrestricted general-fund budget reserve adequate to meet unforeseen events,” he wrote to The Apopka Voice. “That was the case when I took office and it remains the case today. Apopka Mayor Joe KilsheimerThe reserve policy is expressed in Apopka’s approved 2017-18 budget this way: “The City’s practice is to maintain a reserve equivalent to two month’s operating needs in the General Fund and three month’s operating needs in the Utility Fund.” (Page 18). It should be noted that the standard established by the Government Finance Officers Association is exactly the same: two month’s worth of spending.In practice, two month’s worth of spending equals about 16 percent of the City’s general fund budget. In reality, according to the 2017-18 budget, the City’s reserves stand at about 20 percent of the general-fund budget, or four percent above the standard.”Kilsheimer also points out several projects that the City has taken on during his tenure that he believes are essential to Apopka’s future that goes beyond a debate about reserve amounts.“Those numbers are important guideposts, but by themselves don’t tell the entire story in Apopka. Here is some context to consider:In the past two budget cycles, the City of Apopka has budgeted for the staffing and operation of two additional fire stations from its general-fund budget. We are building and equipping Fire Station No. 5 off Jason Dwelley Parkway. We will open Fire Station No. 6 this year in temporary quarters at the new Florida Hospital Apopka in December. These public safety improvements are vitally needed to cover our growing city and so that we can maintain our fire department’s ISO-1 status.Many cities pay for the construction of facilities like new fire stations from an impact-fee fund. These are funds paid by builders and developers when they pull building permits. The purpose of an impact-fee fund is to make new construction bear the burden of providing expanded facilities. In Apopka, we established public-safety impact fee funds in 2017. It will take several years to build up the savings in these accounts to pay for the cost of additional facilities. In the meantime, we have to rely on the general fund, which is supported by all taxpayers.We have also budgeted for additional police officers and planning staff in the Community Development Department. These are all general fund obligations.The attached chart shows that Apopka is in the middle of the pack among similarly sized cities in Central Florida with regards to a reserve policy. At the same time, the chart also shows that the City of Apopka has a lower millage rate than most similarly sized cities in Central Florida. Additionally, Apopka has a larger population and a larger geographic area to cover than its contemporaries.From Orange County’s 2017-18 budget document – available at Orange County’s website – it appears that Orange County’s policy target for unrestricted fund balances is “no less than 7%.” See page 72.”He also believes other revenue streams the City is about to realize will bolster any potential crisis that could threaten the general fund reserves.“Finally, it should be noted the Apopka City Council recently voted to proceed with the sale of surplus land at the intersection of Park Avenue and Sandpiper Road. This sale will return this vacant parcel to the tax rolls, as opposed to generating no property tax revenue today. Moreover, the expected $1.3 million sales price – when put back into the general fund reserve, will boost the City’s reserve ratio in the 2017-18 budget to 23 percent.”To review the Apopka budget for the fiscal year 2017-18, go here. The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Residence with Sanitary Assistance / IPOSTUDIO Architects

first_img Residence with Sanitary Assistance / IPOSTUDIO Architects CopyHousing•Torrita di Siena, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeIPOSTUDIO ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingTorrita di SienaItalyPublished on July 12, 2012Cite: “Residence with Sanitary Assistance / IPOSTUDIO Architects” 12 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!+ 16 Share Architects: IPOSTUDIO Architects© Pietro Savorelli The residence with sanitary assistance that will house 40 guests is located near the urban center of Torrita di Siena (Si). The site vaunts two scenic views of the surrounding landscape; on one side it overlooks the ancient center of Torrita, on the other the countryside towards the Trasimeno lake. The plot was sloping, with variable level curves from an altitude of ±0.00 to an altitude of +9.00.Save this picture!© Pietro Savorelli – A clear and rational organizational logic of the internal functions, a spatial and architectural configuration aimed at creating a “collective house”. – A residence in which the guests may, as far as possible, enjoy the same living conditions as they did in their original homes, while keeping in mind that it is a matter of a collective residence. – A building that relates to its surroundings coherentlywith the environmental andlandscape qualities, as wellas with the orograhpyof the site. Save this picture!© Pietro Savorelli The project consists of the construction of a complex ontwo floors built on a natural slope in such a way asto exploit the inclination of the land and limit excavations to a minimum. The upper floor houses the principal activities of the sanitary residence as well as the two housing units, each with 20 beds; the lower floor will contain the general services an the technical areas. Save this picture!© Pietro Savorelli The plan of the upper volume consists of a linear block with all the common facilities of the residence (living room and other shared areas, gym, sanitary services) dovetailed into the two housing units, each of which consists of two linear wings with rooms and relative bathrooms. The two wings are arranged symmetrically with respect to a central space, that houses the collective activities of each housing unit: living room, dining room, small shared kitchen, a central fireplace and a window opening to the terrace. The nucleus is therefore designed like a true “collective home” that centers on a large, bright and open central space for everyday life, that overlooks an outdoor area that may be used during the warm season. Each wing of room projects beyond the natural limit of the land, terminating in a loggia that opens towards the city. On the lower floor the linear body housing the services, partly built into the ground, is reserved for the personnel and features a free facade at road level with service entrances, and another facade against the ground, where corridors and lifts connect the two floors and allow an efficient distributive organization of the structure. Save this picture!© Pietro Savorelli An L-shaped wall faced in terracotta closes the unit housing the common spaces towards the upper part of the slope, forming a large roof -almost an ample terrace, seen from the houses above – with openings of various dimensions that let light through to the area below. The L-shaped wall makes it possible to vary the height of the interiors: the main corridor that runs along the entire upper block of the collective activities and the main rooms of the residence have 5.10 m high ceilings, while the strip between the corridor and the main environments, housing service rooms, has an internal ceiling height of 3.1 0 m, because an accessible continuous technical area with channels and main installations is installed above it. On the outside the body housing the collective activities is flanked by a continuous full-height loggia, interrupted by a series of openings corresponding to the windows behind. The main entrance, at the far end of the area housing collective activities, is covered by the projecting roof, and the same applies to the exit from the common living room, that opens towards the valley on the opposite side. Alongside the entrance the church projects with its “tower” volume: an empty shell inside which the natural light filters, contributing to characterize the public premises of the residential structure. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPiazza d’Armi Urban Park / modostudioArticlesUrban Shelter / Gabriela GomesArticlesProject locationAddress:53049 Torrita di Siena Province of Siena, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Projects Housing “COPY” Residence with Sanitary Assistance / IPOSTUDIO ArchitectsSave this projectSaveResidence with Sanitary Assistance / IPOSTUDIO Architects “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

San Francisco cops kill again

first_imgPeople demand justice for Alejandro NietoThe father of slain Alex Nieto, March 29.Photo: Daniel ArauzThe San Francisco’s Mission District community was shocked and angered by the news of the killing of Alejandro (Alex) Nieto by the San Francisco police on March 21. Nieto, just 28 years old, had stopped on his way to his security guard job to enjoy his favorite spot at the top of the hill in Bernal Heights, his old neighborhood. He was wearing a holstered taser gun, one of the tools of his profession.Apparently, as a Latino youth, Nieto looked out of place to some of the new neighbors in gentrified Bernal Heights. Someone made a 911 call complaining of a man acting erratically. The police responded with their usual shoot-first-ask-questions-later tactic: three San Francisco Police Department officers surrounded Nieto and shot 14 bullets into his body.At a town hall meeting March 25 called by the police at an elementary school in the neighborhood, SFPD Chief Greg Suhr had difficulty being heard above the shouts from the hundreds of angry and grieving community members who had come to get answers about why Nieto’s life was cut so short by police violence.Suhr stated that the officers were about 75 feet away from Nieto when they shot him, leaving everyone to question the police claim that the three cops had feared for their lives.Nieto’s stun gun, which had the required broad, bright yellow striping, was displayed on a board next to a real gun. Suhr claimed his officers gave Nieto a verbal command to put his hands up, and confirmed that they had not used any kind of loudspeaker.More than 50 people lined up to speak, questioning the police scenario and demanding real answers.  A woman talked about how she was scared for her 13-year-old son with autism, wondering if he would one day be murdered by police over someone’s claim that he was acting erratically, and asking why police always shoot to kill.Ingrid Deleon of Poor Magazine pointed out that “the weapon [a taser] has yellow markings, how could they have been confused?”  She stated: “For a person of color, there is never any justice. How can you take someone’s life like they’re a cockroach?”A proposal was made that evening for a march to follow a meeting on gentrification scheduled for the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on March 29. People felt the gentrification issue was so closely tied to this police killing that the crowd cheered their approval.Following a packed, March 29 meeting at the Mission Cultural Center on Mission Street near 25th Street, the march for Justice for Alex Nieto started, right in front of the Center. By the time people began moving down 24th Street, the crowd had swelled to about 1,000. Marchers, predominantly people of color from the community, including many of Nieto’s friends and family, continued across 24th and then onto Folsom Street and up the hill to the peak at Bernal Heights Park, where Nieto was killed.A moving ceremony was held there, with Azteca dancers and other Indigenous peoples’ songs and prayers. Nieto’s father shook hands with a huge procession of people, who, one by one, filed by to offer him their condolences.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Estate & Succession Planning for the Family Farm Goes Virtual (and…

first_img By Indiana Farm Bureau – Jul 15, 2020 Facebook Twitter Estate & Succession Planning for the Family Farm Goes Virtual (and Free) Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Seminar on Drainage Regulation to be Held VirtuallyNext articleUSDA Posts 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Final Report Indiana Farm Bureau Hurry and register for the Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation’s (INAgLaw) 2020 Estate & Succession Planning for the Family Farm event. Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, this year’s event will be hosted virtually, via video conferencing, and will be free of charge for all attendees. Family farmers and attorneys are encouraged to join in July 21-23 for 60 minute presentations each day from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.The event is open to anyone interested in understanding the importance of estate and succession planning to their business and walking away with valuable tips for getting started.The 2020 virtual workshop will allow for more participants to attend the sessions. Virtual attendees will have time to ask questions after each daily session. The change in format for the event also allows participants to choose which sessions they wish to attend.“While we hadn’t initially planned for this event to be virtual, we’re excited about the opportunities that a virtual event brings,” said John Shoup, director of INAgLaw. “Holding the training as shorter, virtual sessions across three days means even more farm families and attorneys can join to learn how to best communicate with one another about the future of the farm. With attendees tuning in from their home or office, we hope to see many new faces around the state.”Speakers will be covering topics such as farm succession planning, succession trends and how to protect a family’s inheritance. More importantly, the event is designed to encourage family members to begin to communicate about the future of their farm operation.The 2020 session dates, times and topics are as follows:Tuesday, July 21 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Farm Succession Planning: Fair Does Not Mean Equal, but Boy is it Hard to Talk About – Polly Dobbs, Dobbs Legal Group, LLCWednesday, July 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Succession Trends for Farm Operations Without a Current Successor – Adam J. Kline, Bose McKinney & Evans LLPThursday, July 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Protecting Your Family’s Inheritance from the Nursing Home – Dan Gordon, Gordon and Associates P.C.Registration for the event is required. Attendees may register at or through July 17. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Estate & Succession Planning for the Family Farm Goes Virtual (and Free) SHARElast_img read more

TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 14 – The Last Jedi, Green Lantern and more)

first_imgTCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Hank Kilgore printJoin Hank Kilgore, Chris Garcia and Makenzie Stallo as they change things up on the new and improved TCU Sizzle Reel that covers everything TV, movie and streaming combined.This week we discuss the title reveal for Star Wars Episode 8, Green Lantern casting rumors, the Oscar nominations and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad regrets. We also talk about recent announcements regarding Samurai Jack, a Terminator remake, Black Panther and more. Linkedin 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Facebook Hank Kilgore Hank Kilgore is a senior Journalism major and FTDM minor from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is currently Editor of The Skiff and the Student Life and Entertainment Managing Editor for TCU 360. You can often find him anywhere a superhero movie is being played. TCU VGP (Ep. 18 – The Cost of Gaming, State of DLC and more) TCU VGP (Ep. 19 – Xbox Game Pass, Horizon Impressions and more) Hank Kilgore Hank Kilgore Linkedincenter_img Previous articleHorned Frogs ‘need’ win against AuburnNext articleThe Podell and Pickell Podcast – Chuck LaMendola Interview Hank Kilgore RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Website| + posts ReddIt ReddIt Twitter TCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 16 – Legion, Stranger Things 2 and more) Facebook Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Twitter Hank Kilgore 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

There is a serious bed shortage at LGH – INMO

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook The General Secretary of the INMO says there is a serious shortage of beds at Letterkenny General Hospital.Liam Doran was speaking after figures were published today showing there were 2812 patients on trollies at the hospital last month.He says it’s a serious situation…………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – April 23, 2015 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Previous article“We will find you” – PSNI message following Drumahoe pipe bombsNext articleMet Eireann say dry spell will end as rain forecasted for tomorrow admin Google+ Pinterest Twitter There is a serious bed shortage at LGH – INMOlast_img read more

Plea Seeking Directions To Goa Assembly Speaker For Disqualification Of 10 MLAs: SC To Hear Tomorrow

first_imgTop StoriesPlea Seeking Directions To Goa Assembly Speaker For Disqualification Of 10 MLAs: SC To Hear Tomorrow Sanya Talwar23 July 2020 5:38 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court will on Friday hear the disqualification petition against 10 MLAs who defected from the Congress to the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party.The hearing, which was scheduled to August 7 by an order dated June 16, wherein a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & MR Shah had issued “early notice” returnable within four weeks, to Speaker Rajesh Patnekar and the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court will on Friday hear the disqualification petition against 10 MLAs who defected from the Congress to the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party.The hearing, which was scheduled to August 7 by an order dated June 16, wherein a bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & MR Shah had issued “early notice” returnable within four weeks, to Speaker Rajesh Patnekar and the 10 MLAs, some of whom are ministers on the plea filed by Mr. Girish Chodankar, Goa Congress President.It has been now scheduled to be heard on Friday, July 24 following a request by the petitioner, State Congress president Girish Chodankar.Advocate Sahil Tagotra, representing the petitioner, in an application to the Registrar, Supreme Court, on July 16, had requested that the matter be listed for hearing on or before July 20.The letter seeking urgent listing of his case “Girish Chodankar v. The Speaker, Goa State Legislative Assembly” on July 16 stated that a delay in the listing of the case was “in direct violation of the judgement of the Court in Keisham Meghachandra Singh V. Hon’ble Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly.”Thus, the letter read,”Keeping in mind the aforesaid delay and urgency in mind, this Hon’ble Court had itself directed the matter to be listed after four weeks. Since the main issue in the Writ petition itself concerns inordinate delay by the Respondent No. 1, any additional delay in listing of the matter, despite specific directions of the Hon’ble Court to list the same, will irreversibly prejudice the Petitioner’s case, and cause a loss to the public exchequer”The petitioner is seeking the Court’s directions to the Speaker to dispose of the disqualification petition filed in August 2019 within one month. It additionally seeks restraining the 10 defected MLA’s to BJP from officiating as MLA’s and Ministers.On the last date, Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal appeared on behalf of Chodankar and sought early listing of the case.The plea contends that the Speaker has violated the deadline of 3 months to decide disqualification which has been set by the Supreme Court in its recent ruling pertaining to the Manipur MLA Defection issue.Background:In July 2019, ten of the 15 congress MLA’s in Goa quit the party and merged with BJP, thereby increasing the strength of the ruling party to 40 from 27.The disqualification petition filed against the 10 MLAs by the opposition party is pending before Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar since August 2019.Chodankar’s plea challenges the merger of the Congress group comprising 10 MLAs with the BJP as there was no “split” in the party or its Goa unit.The petition also relies on observations of the Supreme Court which said Parliament should “rethink” whether the Speaker of a House should continue to have powers to disqualify lawmakers as such a functionary “belongs to a particular political party”.”It is time that Parliament have a rethink on whether disqualification petitions ought to be entrusted to a Speaker as a quasi-judicial authority when such Speaker continues to belong to a particular political party either de jure or de facto. Parliament may seriously consider amending the Constitution to substitute the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies as arbiter of disputes concerning disqualification which arise under the Tenth Schedule with a permanent Tribunal headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge or a retired Chief Justice of a High Court, or some other outside independent mechanism to ensure that such disputes are decided both swiftly and impartially, thus giving real teeth to the provisions contained in the Tenth Schedule, which are so vital in the proper functioning of our democracy” – Supreme CourtOn February 13, Goa Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar heard the disqualification petition filed by the Congress and lawyers of the 10 (defected) MLA’s sought time to file their replies.Notably, on July 21, the Supreme Court had issued notice to the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly on a plea filed by Maharashtrawadi Gowantak Party (MGP) Leader Sudin Dhavalikar, seeking issuance of directions to the Speaker to decide disqualification petition filed against 2 defected MGP MLA’s, pending since May 5, 2019 and tagged it with Chodankar’s plea.Next Storylast_img read more

LIVE NOW- Release Of Justice Sachar’s Autobiography And Panel Discussion On “Personal Freedom and Judiciary” And[Justice Lokur,Kapil Sibal, Mukul Rohatgi, Medha Patkar]

first_imgTop StoriesLIVE NOW- Release Of Justice Sachar’s Autobiography And Panel Discussion On “Personal Freedom and Judiciary” And[Justice Lokur,Kapil Sibal, Mukul Rohatgi, Medha Patkar] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Dec 2020 4:27 AMShare This – xThe family of Late Justice Rajindar Sachar in association with The Indian Society of International Law and The Indian Law Institute is organizing the book launch “In Pursuit Of Justice: An Autobiography” written by Late Justice Rajindar Sachar.The event will be followed by a discussion on “Personal Freedom and Judiciary”.Date and Time: December 22,2020,5:00 pm.PanelistsJustice (Retd) Madan…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe family of Late Justice Rajindar Sachar in association with The Indian Society of International Law and The Indian Law Institute is organizing the book launch “In Pursuit Of Justice: An Autobiography” written by Late Justice Rajindar Sachar.The event will be followed by a discussion on “Personal Freedom and Judiciary”.Date and Time: December 22,2020,5:00 pm.PanelistsJustice (Retd) Madan B LokurKapil Sibal, Senior Advocate , Supreme CourtMukul Rohtagi, Senior Advocate , Supreme CourtMedha Patkar, Social ActivistModerator: Rajdeep SardesaiWatch It LIVE HERESubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Further meetings to be held today over schools reopening

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – January 12, 2021 Twitter Further meetings will be held today in an effort to ensure schools can reopen safely on February 1st.It comes as students and parents across the country deal with home schooling during the latest lockdown.The INTO says the school inspectorate will be engaging with schools on a weekly basis.The Union’s General Secretary, John Boyle says people will need to be patient in the first week as the new school term gets underway:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img WhatsApp Further meetings to be held today over schools reopening Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal Garda urges public to comply with Covid travel limitNext articleMotorist tests positive for cocaine in Convoy News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more