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Government officials “really failed to understand the risk” of fire safety policy decisions made in the years before the Grenfell fire, the fire inquiry has heard. Louise Upton, former head of fire safety policy at the Department for Communities and Local Government, said officials had “lost sight” of very important issues amid a campaign of …

Midlands Connect hosted a panel of local government representatives on Tuesday 1 March to discuss how local authorities are preparing for an electric vehicle revolution. On the panel were Shamala Evans-Gadgil, Coventry City Council’s program manager for the rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Adam Clarke, Deputy Mayor of the City and Environment and Transport …

The parliamentary inquiry committee on waste incinerators in Albania has completed all hearings, with an unprecedented live broadcast of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s 10 a.m. testimony on Wednesday. Created at the request of the opposition, during its 4-month mandate, the committee investigated the procedures that led to the approval and construction of three waste treatment …

Helen Flores – The Filipino Star February 22, 2022 | 00:00 MANILA, Philippines — Other former government officials and business leaders have expressed support for aspiring vice president Leni Robredo. In a joint statement titled “A serious appeal to our fellow Filipinos”, 16 signatories, including former senators Rodolfo Biazon, Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Sergio Osmeña III …

On Monday 24th January, representatives from Woman’s Place UK met with Shona Robison, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, to discuss our concerns about plans to introduce self- gender declaration in Scotland. We only had 30 minutes for the meeting, so we sent a letter to reiterate the issues and …

Leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Awami National Party (ANP) agreed at a meeting on Monday to launch a joint campaign against the controversial local government bill as they criticized the leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party for not taking the Karachi decision. stakeholders with confidence in the legislation. The two bitter political …

LANSING, MI — After the COVID pandemic contributed to a leadership change at the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, a Michigan lawmaker is stepping in with a plan to help members who can’t attend meetings in person. Veronica McKissack told MLive that she tested positive for COVID on January 3, causing her to miss the …

This column was first published by Engage local government leaders, professional association of local elected representatives. Writing an excellent, effective and inclusive job ad is not always easy. For the sake of clarity, note that a job posting is different from a job description. The job description is the official and complete documentation of the …

The JI sit-in in front of the Sindh Assembly building will continue on the 17th day. Shara-e-Faisal road from the airport to Saddar will be closed during the protest and traffic will be redirected to other roads like Karsaz Road and Shaheed Millat Road which will lead to Tipu Sultan Road. The ruling Pakistan People’s …

The protest took place against the recently passed Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Act 2021, which the opposition say removed all powers from the elected mayor of Karachi to develop and govern the city. The opposition said the next protest will take place at Teen Talwar Roundabout in Clifton (a famous roadside landmark in Karachi) and …

For seven weeks, Rhonda Skillern-Jones was like any other Harris County Precinct 1 employee, with one dubious distinction: She was the only one to plead guilty in a federal public corruption case. Skillern-Jones reached a plea deal on Oct. 28, admitting a single count of conspiracy to defraud the government. Prosecutors said she admitted to …

The Baldwin Lodge 159 of Free and Accepted Prince Hall Masons was recently honored by representatives of the local government of Milledgeville and Baldwin County for 100 years of dedicated service to the community. The group received proclamations from the Mayor and City Council and the Council of Commissioners for Baldwin County. Baldwin Lodge 159 …

JJanuary 3 marks the start of the winter break for schools in Islamabad. However, classes may not resume at the end of the vacation on January 9. The federal government’s Joint Action Committee on Education has announced a full class boycott when schools resume teaching in protest against the Islamabad Local Government Ordinance 2021. The …

The administrator of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), a spokesperson for the Sindh government and adviser to the chief justice minister, attorney Murtaza Wahab, said on Wednesday that the local government law was not a ” holy scripture ”which could not be changed. “The mayor has received powers and will be in charge of 10 …

HYDERABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi-Pakistan Movement (MQM-P) and a cross section of the business community rejected the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Act 2021, calling it a plot against urban areas and the people of Sindh. The conference was hosted by MQM-P at a banquet in Latifabad, Hyderabad on Sunday. MQM-P MP Sabir Hussain Qaimkhani read the …

The exodus from the Perrottet government continued with the announcement of the resignation of two other ministers. The exodus of key ministers from the Perrottet government continued with the resignation of two cabinet members and at least one citing the loss of former Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian as too “difficult to top”. Ms Berejiklian’s departure …

As the Sindh Assembly enacted the controversial local government law on Saturday and re-enacted it, a total of 14 political parties rejected the law at an all-party conference (APC) organized by the Muttahida Movement Qaumi-Pakistan (MQM-P). In a statement released after the conference, the 14 political parties that participated in the APC said that all …

Phil Rostance remains a councilor for the Ashfield district. He was previously Nottinghamshire County Councilor. By Andrew Topping, local democracy journalist Nottinghamshire County Council has admitted breaking local government law by hiring a former councilor in a prominent officer role before being legally allowed to do so. The board appointed former county councilor Phil Rostance …

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) intends to organize the elections of local bodies in Sindh, but to this end, amendments are needed in the existing Law on Local Government to improve it. PPP Sindh Chairman Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said this on Sunday during an interview with media representatives after attending a program in the city’s …

Governor of Kano Abdallahi Gandujé recently directed all candidates for the Congress of All Progressives (APC) of executive board positions to undergo mandatory drug testing. Ganduje also authorized similar drug tests for local government candidates, those nominated by politicians, and members of the state’s executive council (before they were given portfolios). Marwa commends the governor …

The newly created State and Local Government Law (SLoG) blog, which Jonathan Adler wrote about here, published my article on “How Federalism Can Empower People to Vote with Their Feet”. Here is an exerpt : The US state and local government have received their fair share of criticism in recent years, including on this blog. …

The 22 Welsh Council leaders met with all members of the Welsh government cabinet yesterday for a ‘joint cabinet meeting’ considered to be the first of its kind in the UK. The Welsh Local Government Association said the meeting followed “unprecedented levels of engagement between local government and the Welsh government since the start of …

England Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab were among the victims as Prime Minister Boris Johnson reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday. Mr Raab was dismissed from his post and demoted to the Department of Justice to replace Robert Buckland. As consolation, Mr Raab was given the roles of Deputy Prime Minister and …

City of Greenburgh Supervisor, Paul Feiner, Esq. and Commander-in-Chief of the Covid-19 Volunteer Angels of Greenburgh. GREENBURGH, NY – August 22, 2021 – In recent years, Con Ed has performed numerous underground gas line replacements in the area. Infrastructure works are necessary and important for our security. What is needed is for Con Ed to …

WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX / KJTL) – Every day this week, our local health department has reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 in Wichita County, and the number of hospitalizations is now over 70, a trend which worries many government officials, such as Wichita County Judge Woody Gossom and Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana. …

Udenu Local Government Zone Vice President Gideon ToChukwu has been accused of misappropriating 1,000 federal government extended special public works job vacancies for local government in ‘Igbo-Eze South in the state. The niches are among 774,000 public works jobs launched by the federal government and designed to alleviate the lack of employment opportunities in rural …

The Verona Council has a vacant post. City Councilor Michael Forbeck resigned from his elected post just over a year and a half after his first four-year term. Board chair Nancy Carpenter said Forbeck submitted her resignation letter on July 5. The letter stated that he was stepping down to take up a post in …

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Wednesday her new streamlined cabinet composition, with significant changes in the roles and responsibilities of cabinet secretaries and junior ministers. Two senior positions were cut, bringing the number of cabinet secretaries from 12 in the 2018 reshuffle to 10. Many portfolios have had responsibilities moved or given new cases, …

Prime Minister: Nicola SturgeonMinister of Drug Policy: Angela Constance Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary to the Cabinet for Covid Recovery: John swinneyMinister of Parliamentary Affairs, George Adam Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy: Kate ForbesMinister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Labor: Richard Lochhead (he will also work with the net zero secretary)Minister of …

news, local news, Prime Minister Peter Gutwein and his new cabinet were officially sworn in in the Hobart Government House ballroom on Tuesday, following the May 1 snap elections. Mr Gutwein and his eight ministers were sworn in by Governor Kate Warner, fresh-faced and ready to tackle some of Tasmania’s most difficult problems. He said …

Perhaps the most eye-catching change in a cabinet reshuffle for Prime Minister Mark Drakeford is Vaughan Gething’s replacement as Minister of Health. Mr Gething, whose profile has skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, will be replaced by Eluned Morgan, who has a bulging bin waiting for him in his new post. The former Member of the …

As the center prepares to amend the 2017 law on the functioning of local authorities, local authorities have asked the federal government to consolidate their exclusive rights granted by the constitution. Local governments have long complained that a lack of clarity in the provisions of the Local Government Operation Act has allowed the federal government …

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday dismissed petitions from various union council presidents and vice-presidents challenging an amendment to the local bodies law. According to the amendment, the mayor, the deputy mayor and any president or vice-president can be removed from their functions by a vote of no confidence by a simple majority. Abdul …

Dear bureaucrat, Is it worth applying for government jobs? I used to think that working in government would be a way to do good in the world, to have financial security and to get ahead. But the news is full of governments doing terrible things and people resigning so they don’t have to do terrible …