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September 24, 2021 - Erie County Republican Nick Langworthy was recently tapped by his fellow Republican leaders to guide the party for another two years as the GOP chair. He discusses his accomplishments since taking over the party in 2019 and his objectives for the future.
On this episode of Rightly Dividing, we are looking at the Bible doctrines of predestination and election, according the the scripture, to see exactly what part we play in all this, and what part that God plays in this eternal salvation story of the ages. The main theme of the Bible is the coming King and the coming Kingdom, and contained within all that is a holy and sovereign God dealing with His own creation. God has willingly agreed to be confined to the pages of His preserved word, and it is in His word where we find the world's greatest legal document. From the day that Jesus Christ went to the cross to make our payment, that 'last will and testament', Hebrews says, has been in full effect. Tonight we open it up to see what it says about our salvation. Last Wednesday, we started a series we are calling the Doctrines of Grace, looking at highly controversial subject matter like salvation, grace, God's sovereignty, election and predestination. What exactly does it mean when the Bible talks about things like predestination and election? Predestined to do what? Elected to what? Let's find out!
Orlando Sentinel Now afternoon update for Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. DeSantis' new Florida surgeon general questions masks, vaccines, other COVID-19 measures (:37) Orlando home prices flatten out in August but experts say hot market isn't cooling yet (5:15) Florida's elected hypocrites undermine the Constitution they profess to love | Editorial (10:18)
Thank you for tuning into Faith Over Fear with Pastor Vance Mansfield. During this broadcast, you have the pleasure of listening to a unique broadcast, because of the Podcast contest. Pastor Vance Mansfield answers bible questions sent in by listeners like you. Faith Over Fear with Pastor Vance Mansfield hosted a Podcast contest where listeners could write in their questions through the website: www.pastorvancemansfield.com for a chance to win a $100 gift card and a Faith Over Fear Signature ARTIC to go mug. The winner is chosen by whomever gets the most plays on their question. Question: So, I was in Christ before the foundation of the Earth (my earth) and wound through the generations until coming forth into this day. How was I chosen, elected, and ordained? What made me “special” and did I have anything remotely in the choice?Pastor Vance uses the scriptures to answer this question. He uses Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:Next, he explains this question through Romans 9:11- 18 11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.And Finally, Pastor Vance Mansfield speaks on Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Do you have Testimonies/comments/prayer request/ questions? email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Or call the office phone number (682) 207-7505If you would like to be a partner with us to help us spread the kingdom message to the world, click below: Donate — Vance Mansfield MinistriesCheck out our website for more information and resources: www.pastorvancemansfield.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fjrfplLIUOoZqGGxYcprwLike us on Instagram: @vmm church & Twitter: @pastorVanceSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/vmmchurch)
Thank you for tuning into Faith Over Fear with Pastor Vance Mansfield. During this broadcast, you have the pleasure of listening to a unique broadcast, because of the podcast contest. Pastor Vance Mansfield answers bible questions sent in by listeners like you. Faith Over Fear with Pastor Vance Mansfield hosted a Podcast contest where listeners could write in their questions through the website: www.pastorvancemansfield.com for a chance to win a $100 gift card and a Faith Over Fear Signature ARTIC to go mug. The winner is chosen by whomever gets the most plays on their question. The Question: The scripture seems rather severe in John 15 when it talks about how every tree that does not bear fruit would be cut off and cast into the fire. Please explain. Pastor Vance Mansfield begins his teaching by expounding on Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.Next, Pastor Vance speaks on John 15:1-9 1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.Do you have Testimonies/comments/prayer request/ questions? email us: email@example.com Or call the office phone number (682) 207-7505If you would like to be a partner with us to help us spread the kingdom message to the world, click below: Donate — Vance Mansfield MinistriesCheck out our website for more information and resources: www.pastorvancemansfield.comJoin us on our Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FaithOverFearBroadcast Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fjrfplLIUOoZqGGxYcprwLike us on Instagram: @vmm church & Twitter: @pastorVanceSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/vmmchurch)
We hear from voters across the country, and some of the people they voted for: Mark Holland was re-elected for the Liberals in Ajax; Conservative candidate Stephanie Kusie was re-elected in the riding of Calgary-Midnapore; Heather McPherson was re-elected for the NDP in Edmonton-Strathcona; and Mike Morrice is newly elected for the Green Party in Kitchener Centre.
Jonathon was joined by Will Gairdner, an expert and author on moral and political ideas, to discuss Canadian politics as a federal election challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nears. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In This Episode: Erin and Weer'd discuss the veto of the North Carolina Pistol Purchase Permit, and then a potential mass shooting in New York that was foiled by a concealed weapon holder and the anti-gun reaction to it; David gives a history of the political career and downfall of Governor Andrew Cuomo; and then Xander gets lost and is found again, and he brings us his independent thoughts on GPS. Did you know that we have a Patreon? Join now for the low, low cost of $4/month (that's $1/podcast) and you'll get to listen to our podcast on Friday instead of Mondays, as well as patron-only content like mag dump episodes, our hilarious blooper reels and film tracks. Show Notes Main Topic: Condolences to North Carolina Onondaga County District Attorney: Man ‘saved the lives of several individuals' after fatally shooting man who fired at crowd Shooter Memorial Gun Lovers and Other Strangers Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 021 Unanswered Questions About Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo's scandals are the culmination of a lifetime of bullying and spitefulness NY Assemblyman Ron Kim alleges governor threatened him Andrew Cuomo's Biographer On The Governor's Brutish History The Collapse of the Cuomosexual Cuomo's HUD career under scrutiny Fees for Our Friends: The Scandal that Taints Andrew Cuomo Cuomo administration ‘froze' over nursing home data requests Andrew Cuomo's Top Aide Resigns Bald & Golden Eagle Protection Act State, local officials react to Cuomo resignation Andrew Cuomo To Resign Andrew Cuomo just made the worst resignation speech in modern political history CNN's Chris Cuomo: Critics call for consequences after Andrew Cuomo resignation Elected officials from North Country more than ready for change in Albany Like Fire Through Dry Grass TV Academy revokes Cuomo's Emmy Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book sold only 71 copies the last week of July Cuomo may have to surrender $5M book advance
Newly elected National Association of Postal Supervisors Executive Vice President Chuck Mulidore joins Bob Levi on this week's episode of NAPS Chat. They discuss the outcome of pay consultations between the Postal Service and NAPS, the recently concluded NAPS National Convention, planning for the 2022 NAPS Legislative Training Seminar, legislative activities and the Supervisors Political Action Committee (SPAC).
In the first of a three-part series of WHAV mayoral interviews in advance of next Tuesday's Haverhill preliminary election, Mayor James J. Fiorentini spelled out his successes over the past 18 years.The mayor mentioned his pride in rebuilding roads and sidewalks, adding 20 police officers, fixing every park and playground, developing a new master plan that balances growth with preserving the “beauty of Haverhill” and more.“We've gone from a dilapidated downtown to the new, modern downtown that we have today. We've spent millions of dollars fixing our schools. We built a brand-new Hunking School,” Fiorentini noted.Among his goals should he win re-election are renovating or replacing the Dr. Albert B. Consentino School, spending more on roadways and sidewalks, creating affordable housing and dealing with the resurgence of COVID-19.“I'm over at a pop-up clinic right now that we've put in at the back of Sacred Hearts Church. We'll be doing more clinics throughout the city. Our goal is to get everybody we possible can vaccinated using voluntary means,” he said.He said around 68% of the adult population—or 60% overall—are vaccinated, but more people must receive the vaccine to achieve herd immunity.Expanding on his outline of goals, Fiorentini said he wants to fully renovate or replace the new Consentino School without having to ask voters for relief from the tax-limiting law Proposition 2 ½.“We have enough money set aside in our reserves. We've been very careful what we spent over in prior years that's been controversial, but we haven't spent every dime. We've built up our reserves. I believe we can build a Consentino School—one of the few cities to do it without an override or a debt exclusion,” he said.The mayor reiterated his campaign theme that Haverhill's downtown renaissance “didn't happen by accident.”“It happened because we had a plan. We made tough decisions in uncertain times and that's what I'm going to continue to do,” he said.Asked about the many new apartment projects approved by the City Council, Fiorentini said many will not be built because of the high cost of building materials.He also reflected on the debt of the former city-owned Hale Hospital, noting it was the largest debt in the history of Massachusetts. Counting pensions and healthcare, the city had to make payments of $8 million a year. He said the Haverhill was “hamstrung” over the years, but, one portion of the debt will be paid off this year, while another is set to be retired next year.Support the show (https://whav.net/become-a-whav-member/)
“America After 9/11” director Michael Kirk joins John Williams to talk about the Frontline piece, airing tonight. The documentary examines how the country has responded to terrorism since the attack on the World Trade Center.
Hello and Labor Day weekend! As the Summer winds down and we move into Fall, Property Management Brainstorm wants to say thank you for your trust and confidence as a listener of the podcast. Our objective, and Bob Preston's as well, is to be a trusted source of information for you as a real estate investor, landlord, or property manager. Counting you among our listeners is something for which we are especially grateful.We are also proud to announce that our podcast host, and CEO of North County Property Group, Bob Preston, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®). We thought our listeners would be interested to know that Bob will be serving NARPM at the national level for a two-year term as the Southwest Regional Vice President and board member, having been nominated and elected by NARPM members who are a group of property management peers within the industry. If you are not familiar with NARPM, it is the industry association, trade organization, and lobbyist group for the residential property management industry. The organization currently represents more than 6,0000 property management members nationwide. So, it is a distinct honor for Bob to be serving in this capacity!TGIF, Happy Labor Day weekend. That's it for today's FMF and we will catch up with you next Friday!!!Connect with BobNorth County Property Grouphttps://www.ncpropertygroup.com/This episode is always available for listening, sharing, or download at Property Management Brainstorm. Subscribe to Property Management Brainstorm on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, TunedIn, iHeart Radio and YouTube.
In a recent report, Utah ranked the lowest for women's equality and representation. CEO of the Women's Leadership Institute Patricia Jones talks with guest host Maura Carabello about how we can get more women elected to public office. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The name of the initiative is Cville Plans Together, but an attempt to update the Charlottesville Comprehensive Plan to increase the number of affordable places to live at times seems like it could tear the community apart. Here’s one of over 50 community members who spoke this week during a five-hour work session on the topic.“I wish this whole thing had been approached in a different way because it’s been so divisive and I’m sad to hear citizens of our community so upset with one another and I also wish we’d been able to talk in person,” said Mary Whittle. On this installment of Charlottesville Community Engagement, a summary and recap of the review and preparation of an aspirational map intended to guide future development. I’m your host and guide, Sean Tubbs. Most people in the community are unfamiliar with much of the jargon, but I’ve spent a good chunk of my career trying to explain the terms required to explain how the pieces fit together. Societies are complex organisms that have no instruction manual, but the goal of this newsletter and podcast, each and every time, is to help you better understand what’s happening. Thanks for listening.In today’s first Substack-fueled shout-out, Code for Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with tech, data, design, and research skills to work on community service projects. Founded in September 2019, Code for Charlottesville has worked on projects with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. Visit codeforcville.org to learn about those projects, and to sign up for a new volunteer orientation coming up this Saturday, September 4, at 4 p.m. With four months to go until the end of 2021, the chair of the Charlottesville Planning Commission is hopeful Council will adopt a Comprehensive Plan before the clock strikes 2022. That will mark two years since the launch of the Cville Plans Together initiative. The firm Rhodeside & Harwell is leading the completion of the Comprehensive Plan, and subcontractor HR & Advisors has created an affordable housing plan that Council adopted in March. Preliminary work is underway on a rewrite of the zoning ordinance. All of the work is done to fulfil a previous City Council’s request in the spring of 2019 to hire a firm to complete work on all three. Before we begin, let’s review the languages in the request for proposals. (read the RFP). “Housing is at the root of historical structural inequity and oppression in the United States, and it came to be this way deliberately,” reads the request for proposals. “As we build a strategy to achieve a local housing landscape that is healthy, ample, high quality, and affordable, we must be equally deliberate in dismantling the dynamics and the structures that perpetuate continued inequity—structures that often go unnoticed by those of us who benefit from them or don’t directly experience their harm.”In Late August, Rhodeside and Harwell released the third version of something called the Future Land Use Map which is intended to guide future development. In late March, the Planning Commission directed Rhodeside & Harwell to increase potential residential density allowed across the entire city but mostly in single-family neighborhoods. Some in those neighborhoods pushed back, and a third map balanced the two previous drafts. At a work session on August 31, the Planning Commission met for over five and a half hours to weigh in on the map. While not a public hearing, nearly sixty people spoke during the virtual meeting. At the outset, RHI Project Manager Jennifer Koch stressed they were not reviewing a final product.“This is a draft and we expect there may be adjustments that may be made to it,” Koch said. “If we do make revisions to the map after tonight, the Future Land Use Map, we will make it clear how and why those changes were made.”The Commission also reviewed the Land Use chapter of the Comprehensive Plan, which is connected to the Future Land Use Map. “The land use map is connected to a variety of not only goals and strategies but also this overall chapter vision statement of what Charlottesville wants to be in the future related to land use, urban form, and historic and cultural preservation,” Koch said. During her review of public engagement, Koch summarized two major camps that emerged during the input process earlier this spring.“People who live in neighborhoods that are currently single family neighborhoods, there was a lot of expression of concern related to community character, development scale, and whatnot,” Koch said. “But I want to note there were a lot of comments and support for more housing, affordability and density in the city.”Koch said the Future Land Use Map is intended to implement the major tenets of the affordable housing plan. The current map dates back to 2013 and most of the city’s land is designated for low intensity residential. Beginning with the second draft map released in late April, that base level that has been renamed to General Residential.“What we were talking about at this point was to allow up to three units on those sites and a lot of those right now are currently zoned for single family use only,” Koch said. “So that represented a potential tripling of what was allowed in those areas.”Another change to General Residential is the ability for a property owner to build a fourth unit on a lot if that unit were kept below the fair market rent. Corridors and nodesBefore we get too much further, a little bit of history. You might want to take a look at the implementation chapter from the city’s 2001 Comprehensive Plan. The word “corridor” is used over four dozen times. Here are a few examples from a plan adopted by City Council 20 years ago. “We will support initiatives to increase commercial, retail and residential growth opportunities in our commercial corridors,” reads a progressive economic center vision principle. “We will increase the amount of market rate, higher density residential housing downtown and along the economic development corridors,” reads a residential opportunities principle. “Adopt zoning changes and urban design criteria to implement the recommendations of the Corridor Study,” reads a section on land use and zoning changes. That study refers to a December 2000 Commercial Corridor Study that heavily influenced the last major zoning citywide zoning change in 2003. If you’ve ever wondered why there are taller buildings on West Main Street or dense apartment complexes on Jefferson Park Extended, that rezoning is why. (read about the study on cvillepedia)Koch and her team of planners built all three drafts of the Future Land Use Map on the 2013 land use map, which builds off of the one from 2007 Comprehensive Plan. The review process never really ends.But, a new plan has to be adopted, and on August 31, 2021, Koch wanted to explain a bit more about corridors and nodes. “I want to be clear that when we’re talking about corridors and nodes in the city, we do have those land use categories that are called mixed-use nodes, mixed-use corridors,” Koch said. “But when we talk about a development pattern that is sort of node and corridor centric, we are also looking at things like residential corridors, you know, nodes of residential intensity.”For instance, maps designate a section of Cherry Avenue west of Roosevelt Brown as increasing to Medium Density Residential. That’s within walking distance to Buford Middle School, a facility proposed to be upgraded in the near future to accommodate 6th graders. That area is also near Forest Hills Park and Fifeville Park. “We’ve looked at how can we put potential intensity near schools and near parks, and that’s been important from the beginning of this process,” Koch said. In the second version of the map, most of the Lewis Mountain neighborhood was designated as Medium Intensity Residential as were portions of the Greenbrier and Barracks / Rugby neighboorhoods. However, feedback led the consultants to scale back some of those to General Residential. “We heard concerns about some locations of the medium intensity residential and the mixed-use nodes, and we heard concerns about the city’s ability to plan for infrastructure in advance of development, and that includes traffic, transportation, utility, stormwater, and other types of infrastructure,” Koch said. Koch said others are concerned that simply allowing more housing units will not lead to reduced prices. “We heard a lot of people who said density does not equal affordability and we 100 percent agree with that,” Koch said. “The land use map alone will not get to the housing goals that we have for Charlottesville.”There has been concern about people being displaced from neighborhoods that have historically been home to Black residents and people with lower-incomes. For many years, real estate investors and wealthier households have purchased single family homes in 10th and Page, Fifeville, and Rose Hill and invested in them. A feature of the third draft of the Future Land Use Map would seek to restrict intense development in these areas.“In the Future Land use map, to reduce the allowable intensity in those areas, we are proposing this Sensitive Community overlay that could then potentially include less development intensity in the zoning,” Koch said. “But we have heard mixed opinions on whether allowing less development in those areas would be preferable for those who may be in those at-risk communities. We want to make sure we’re not impacting potential wealth-building in those communities.” We’ll hear more details about the changes in this third iteration of the map as Commissioners ask questions. For now, Koch said the changes made to the map, including the conditional allowance of a fourth unit in General Residential, could help the city attain its housing goals.Over fifty people speak at public commentKoch spoke for nearly an hour before members of the public were allowed to give their inputs. At that point in the call, there were 238 people watching the Zoom call. Over the course of the five hours meeting, nearly sixty people would speak. There’s not enough time to go through it all, but before we hear what Commissioners and the City Council think, let’s hear some voices skeptical opposed to the map. “We had no idea that the ultimate goal of Charlottesville was to have this high density area,” said Michelle Rowan. “We specifically looked for something close to the hospital, R-1, coming off of acreage. That’s what we were looking for.”“Is it really an issue of affordable housing or is it really an issue of poverty?” said Fred Borch. “Is the issue of poverty whether or not housing is affordable?”“Census data has shown that construction of new homes in the city has outpaced the city’s population growth,” said Kaki Pearson. “If the city of Charlottesville is serious about redressing housing and racial injustices, they could create a program to target individuals and families much like the voucher program created in Evanston, Illinois, where aggrieved African-Americans only need to show that they were descendants of residents during a certain time period,” said someone who was on the zoom call as Mary Simpson. “Instead, our government is proposing to dismantle single-family neighborhoods like mine. Yes, I will be punished twice. Let me be clear. I don’t want 12-unit buildings or commercial establishments in my neighborhood. I don’t want the traffic, the trash, the noise, the crime, and all of that which naturally accompanies denser neighborhoods.”“I really would like to just make a huge plea to slow down the process and expand it,” said Martha Smythe. “We are still living in a pandemic which has changed everything and we’re talking about a rezoning which projects to alter everything in the city and I see no reason to rush it.”“This plan being presented by the consulting team is what I believe to be an ideological blueprint for pro-density interests,” said Philip Harway.“I want to confess that I do not share your goal of increasing density in the city and I don’t recall ever that ever being on any ballot presented to the citizens,” said Andrew Grimshaw. There were also many comments in favor of the plan.“I’m a little puzzled at all the outrage behind what’s being proposed given that the unit that I live in currently is pretty emblematic of a lot of the proposed changes, which is a converted house that looks just like all of the other houses on the block,” said Brendan Novak. “The only difference is that I can afford to live there whereas I could not live in an entire single family home for example.” “Something that we noticed when were looking at the side-by-side slide of the August map and the May map is that there is in general a lot less gray in the historically exclusionary neighborhoods, the white neighborhoods,” said attorney Caroline Klosko with the Legal Aid Justice Center, speaking on behalf of the Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition. “North Downtown, Lewis Mountain Road. Locust Grove. Barracks / Rugby. There’s less allowance for medium density than under the May version of the map and we think this is a step backwards and we’re disappointed by this. “I hope we can move back in the direction that the first Future Land Use Map was going,” said Chris Schopper. “I feel like we’ve taken a step back.” “I think that cutting down the General Residential stories from 3.5 to two is going to create issues in the long run,” said Tim Giles. “We’re going to have houses that can’t even be built in existing R-1 neighborhoods.”“It’s important that this process considers to take the needs of renters and center them as we are fifty percent renters and probably will grow as that demand grows with the University of Virginia’s growth,” said Oliver Platts-Mills, a developer with several holdings in the Fifesville and Rose Hill neighborhood. “I think you need to support a version of this plan that increases density across the city and allows all sorts of people who want to live here to be able to move here,” said David Singerman. “I’d just like to express my support for the May revision that had more substantial changes to density across the city and I’d like to express my support for greater density in historically exclusionary neighborhoods as well as neighborhoods across the city,” said Jamelle Bouie. You’re reading a special edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement on the Charlottesville Planning Commission’s August 31 work session on the Future Land Use Map and the Comprehensive Plan. In today’s second Substack-supported public service announcement: The Charlottesville Jazz Society at cvillejazz.org is dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and preservation of jazz, and there’s no time like now to find a time to get out and watch people love to play. The Charlottesville Jazz Society keeps a running list of what’s coming up at cvillejazz.org. This week, find out that the Charles Owen Trio plays at Miller’s Downtown on Friday at 9:30 p.m., Zuzu’s Hot 5 will play the WTJU Free Fall Concert on Saturday, and the Beleza Trio plays at Potter’s Craft Cider also on Saturday. For details, visit cvillejazz.org.But what did the Commissioners think? When it was their turn, Commissioners had five minutes to ask questions and make comments. Commissioner Jody Lahendro has served on the advisory body since August 2014 and is one of the most critical voices on the Commission. “I have been doing a lot of reading and most of the literature that I’ve come across has concluded that simply adding density does little to nothing to adding affordability to a city, or affordable units to a city,” Lahendro said. The current draft allows a fourth unit in General Residential if it is subsidized or sold below its market value. Lahendro expressed skepticism. “Why wouldn’t developers simply turn single family parcels into three residential units and take the money and run?” Lahendro asked. “Is the fourth unit based on some kind of data?”Koch repeated that the Future Land Use Map and the zoning would not be enough, and that tools in the affordable housing plan would be required. But, size of units could play a role in bringing down housing costs. “There is an opportunity to provide units that are more sort of naturally affordable if they are at a size that is not available in a neighborhood right now,” Koch said. The zoning rewrite will be overseen by subcontractor Code Studio. Lee Einsweiler is the founding principal. “You’re right, Jody,” Einsweiler said. “There’s no specific evidence that that fourth unit is somehow magically more affordable. It is just a trade-off we felt was reasonable for adding to our original three that if you were going to add more we needed some guarantee that some portion might be affordable.” Lahendro said he could not support the additional density without precautions. He said developers will purchase existing homes, tear them down, and build three units where they can. “The land has become more valuable now than the buildings that are on it,” Lahendro said. “Given the opportunity to provide more housing units on the same parcel of land through upzoning, developers will build more units but at market rates that will not meet the affordability definition.”Lahendro said he could support the density of or three additional units in single-family zoning in if the units were guaranteed to be rented or sold at affordable levels. As a general rule, households who pay more than 30 percent of their income for the roof of their head are considered distressed. Commissioner Lyle Solla-Yates said areas near the University of Virginia such as the Lewis Mountain neighborhood should be places where children in low-income families can live and have opportunity. He studied the changes to the Future Land Use Map over the weekend. “And I only saw really large reductions in potential affordable housing there,” Solla-Yates said. “I didn’t understand it. I understand there has been public comment calling for less, especially among the highest-income homeowners. That’s really the big group that’s been pushing this story.”Commissioner Taneia Dowell went next. She also supported Lahendro’s idea of an overlay district for additional units only if all are affordable. “I too have some heartburn about the density in this plan,” Dowell said. The newest Commissioner is Karim Habbab, who joined the advisory body earlier this summer. “I think we need more assertive language regarding affordable housing and the affordability of the affordable housing throughout all different intensities and zoning requirements, not just the General Residential one,” Habbab said. “I think it could apply to most of them.”Commissioner Rory Stolzenberg began his comments with a pointed question to the consultants. “How do you decide whose opinions matter?” Stolzenberg said. “We’ve heard many hundreds of people’s feedback. Many people are arguing for one thing while many others are arguing for the direct opposite.”Koch said the consultants have tried to strike a balance between multiple points of view. “In terms of who we are listening to, we are trying to make that equity and affordability piece maintain strength and we think we have while also making compromise,” Koch said. “We are not swinging wildly one way or the other. I would say if we did that, if we really listened specifically to certain neighborhoods, a lot of these neighborhoods outside of those sensitive communities would not have any additional increase in potential density at all.”Back to affordability. Stolzenberg said the city needs to provide incentives to developers if anyone is ever going to build the fourth unit. He said the nonprofit housing groups may not be interested unless they can build certain kinds of units in more places. “My understanding in talking to our local housing nonprofits is that we have a couple of rental-oriented ones that don’t build buildings that size and you need at least 40 or 50 to get to a [Low-Income Housing Tax Credits] application,” Stolzenberg said. “And then we have homeownership ones like Habitat and the Community Land Trust. And for them, I think what they’re really seeking is for townhomes and in particular stacked townhomes. They keep saying stacked townhomes. That’s the fastest path to get affordability because land is so expensive and you can half the cost of land.”Stolzenberg also said he did not favor a reduction in the number of stories allowed in General Residential from 3.5 in the second draft to 2.5 in the third. Commissioner Liz Russell picked up on this thread.“It seems that the definition of missing middle housing is 2.5 to 3 stories, so if that’s what we say we want then that explains the reduction from 3.5 stories,” Russell said. Russell said the process should result in a city that provides choices in housing. “A range of housing opportunities in a way that is sensitive to the built form of our existing neigborhoods,” Russell said. “I think that’s what Cville Plans is working toward and I think it’s our role as Planning Commisioners to guide the density more specifically and not leave it to the market to decide what is built and what is affordable.”This was Hosea Mitchell’s last meeting as chair. As such, he thought he would be candid in what said about the latest draft. “The latest iteration disappoints,” Mitchell said. “The affordable housing plan that the consultants put together was designed to promote zoning and development that increased multifamily development in a way that buoyed equity and buoyed affordability in Charlottesville.”Mitchell said the latest draft does not do enough to combat the long history of exclusionary zoning. Mitchell said he would support four stories in General Residential in places where it would make sense. Three City Councilors weigh-inThe Commission’s role is advisory. Elected officials will make the final call. Let’s hear from three of them. First, Councilor Lloyd Snook. “We have to remember that the Future Land Use Map is part of the Comprehensive Plan,” Snook said. “It is only about three pages of the Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to plan to deal with current and emerging problems. It is not particularly frankly to only preserve existing neighborhoods, though in some instances that could be a problem that we’re trying to address.”Snook said the three values the Comprehensive Plan should address are racial equity, climate change, and affordable housing. “Number three is dealing with all varieties of affordable housing,” Snook said. “We have to recognize that at the moment Charlottesville is becoming increasingly unaffordable for virtually everybody and that includes people who are making 100 percent of [area median income], not just 80 percent or 40 percent of 50 percent.”Snook also said he wanted to see more information about the costs of building multiple units within one building. Mayor Nikuyah Walker was on City Council in February 2019 when the decision was made to hire a firm to finish the Comprehensive Plan. “I understand that a lot of people are challenged by Charlottesville, what has happened with past developments, the increase in pricing of housing and land, but there are certain members of our population who without us prioritizing them and especially the lower [area median income] they won’t be able to figure out in Charlottesville or existing areas,” Walker said.Councilor Michael Payne said the Comprehensive Plan gives the change to change Charlottesville’s ecosystem for the better.“Opening up the opportunity for more affordable homeownership and rental opportunity throughout the entire city and directly confronting the reasons that those opportunities aren’t available and allow more affordable duplexes, triplexes, townhomes to be built instead of having a system where you can only build a single family homes that’s selling for $600,000 or $700,000 in many cases,” Payne said he was concerned that the latest version of the map was a step back in terms of meeting the city’s affordable housing goals. He said the longer the delay, the worse the housing ecosystem will get. “Every day, week, month, and year the status quo continues and we know exactly what the status quo is, it’s gentrification, it’s displacement, it’s all the things that people continue to highlight as problems in our city,” Payne said.Next steps?Koch said she and her team will return to the Planning Commission at their regular meeting on September 14 for that review, and there is a work session slot reserved for September 21. The official public hearing will take place in October. Between now and then, what are you going to do if you’re a Charlottesville resident? Have you taken a look at the map? Have you talked to your neighbors? As you’ve heard in this program, there are many opinions and thoughts. As you continue to read or listen to Charlottesville Community Engagement, I’ll continue to track this story, alongside the many other stories I write about land use, growth, economic development, and more of what makes this community function. Or not function. It’s a matter of perspective, but I’ll be here, documenting from as many views as I can. Was this newsletter and podcast useful to you? Please consider support if you’ve not done so already. Here are some ways to do so:Support general research by making a donation through PatreonSign for a subscription to Charlottesville Community Engagement, free or paid. Ting will match that amount!Pay through Venmo This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe
Is it ever okay to be disrespectful to an elected leader? That is a question that Sean answers on this Episode of The Niche Experience. Sean examines the failed Leadership of Joe Biden and what we the people should keep our focus on.
Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt has been called as the new president of the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. He will apply experience gained during decades of civil service to guide the Tabernacle Choir into a more global future. Elected to three terms as governor of Utah, he served twice in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush — first as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, and later as the secretary of health and human services. This episode of the Church News podcast features President Leavitt talking about his new role, the strengths of his wife, Jacalyn — who will serve with him, and what the coming months look like for the choir amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bakari is joined by the recently re-elected mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, Randall Woodfin, to talk about his thoughts on the police reform vs. abolish debate (3:08), the challenges that come along with being a mayor of a large city and working to get re-elected (11:50), and why he believes in pragmatic leadership (21:23). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Randall Woodfin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Fan of the show? https://www.patreon.com/newleftradio (Support us on Patreon)! Dennis Kucinich's career has been the epitome of the unexpected. Beginning with his election as mayor of Cleveland in 1977 at the age of 31 and dubbed ‘the Boy Mayor,' Kucinich has had a long career that has taken him fro the halls of power to the grips of poverty and back again, from the halls of Congress to the campaign trail for president and governor, and now back to where it all began in a campaign for mayor of Cleveland. We sit down with Dennis to discuss his career, his roots, his new book, and how he manages to stay grounded in fighting for what he believes against all odds and in the face of attacks from everyone from mafia hit men to the general public. Links https://kucinich.com/ (Dennis Kucinich for Mayor) https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/political/elections-local/poll-shows-kucinich-ahead-in-cleveland-mayoral-primary-voters-are-engaged-ready-for-change (Cleveland's abc 5 Coverage of the campaign) https://www.salon.com/2021/07/23/the-saga-of-dennis-kucinich-when-one-man-stood-up-to-corporate-power--in-1970s-cleveland/ (The saga of Dennis Kucinich: When one man stood up to corporate power) - review at salon.com https://bookshop.org/books/the-division-of-light-and-power/9781638772347 (The Division of Light & Power) - Get the book Dennis' Bio from kucinich.com Dennis Kucinich's roots are in Cleveland, and his priorities have always been for the love and betterment of a city that gave him a life he never thought possible. His father was a truck driver, his mother a homemaker, and Dennis led as the eldest of seven siblings in a household that knew the struggle not uncommon to the average Clevelander today. Even today, Dennis can hear the meager pennies clinking across the kitchen table and the muffled voices of his parents toiling over the next month's rent. Having lived in seventeen different locations in Cleveland, even living out of the family car, Dennis intimately understands the experience of poverty too many citizens of Cleveland live through today. Dennis worked many jobs to finance his way through college. Dennis earned his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree at Case Western Reserve University with hard work and determination. Elected to Cleveland City Council in 1969 and then elected Mayor in 1977, Dennis was known as “The Boy Mayor '' and the youngest person elected mayor of a large city in the United States. In his time as Mayor, Dennis fought against corruption, corporate interests, and assassination attempts to deliver the rights, needs, and expectations that residents deserved. Despite his commitment to the people, he was cast out by the banks and corporate interests in the 1979 election. Years later, Cleveland City Council would recognize Dennis for his work as Mayor and how he fought to keep Muny Light, now known as Cleveland Public Power, in the hands of the people of Cleveland, saving the city over 195 million dollars in taxes, utility rates, and preserved hundreds of local union jobs. Leaving public life for a time, Dennis went on a spiritual journey to rediscover himself and grow from his time as mayor. In 1996 Dennis was given a chance to serve the people once again when he was elected to the U.S House of Representatives for Ohio's 10th Congressional District, where he served for 16 years, bringing his people-first policies front and center in the halls of Congress. Then, in 2004 and 2008, taking those same policies on the campaign trail in the race for President of the United States. He championed many of the beliefs that encompass some of the most popular policies today on those campaigns. Now, all these years later, Dennis is returning to where his life of public service began. He has answered the call because he sees the city he loves struggling with many of the same issues that it has always faced. Cleveland, like many... Support this podcast
Myanmar has been under a military dictatorship for more than 6 months, a period marked by civil disobedience movements and demonstrations which drew deadly and violent responses from security forces. This follows the February 1st overthrow of the elected National League for Democracy administration, led by Aung San Suu Kyi. Today, lawmakers from the NLD have regrouped to form the National Unity Government, Myanmar's government-in-exile. Keith Kam speaks to the Deputy Foreign Minister of the NUG, Moe Zaw Oo, to find out where the future lies for the country. Image credit: NUG
Tennessee 4-H Congress is meeting in Middle Tennessee this week. They also selected three new officers. The new officers explain what it means to them to be elected. The post New Tennessee 4-H Officers Elected appeared first on Tennessee Farm Bureau.
Will President-elect Hakainde Hichilema deliver on its promise to revive Zambia's ailing economy?; An Ethiopian doctor working for the UN in Kabul tells us how it feels to be in the Afghan capital while the Taliban take back control; We take a look at the Internet and social media companies in the race for connecting Africa to the world wide web; And how losing her hair to cancer treatment inspired a Zimbabwean woman with a profitable business idea. (Photo: President-elect Hakainde Hichilema. Credit: Reuters)
Democratic Alliance (DA) provincial leader Solly Msimanga says there are concerns surrounding the appointment of Jolidee Matongo as the new mayor of Johannesburg. Matongo, an African National Congress (ANC) member and the former finance MMC in the metro, was sworn elected as mayor on Tuesday and confirmed his 10-Member, Mayoral Committee (MMCs) shortly after he was sworn-in.
* episode starts at min 30 min. From war lords, to drug kingpins, Cartels, criminals, gangs, serial killers, and ever day psychos, World on Drugs with Steve Furey deep dives into subjects and people other wont. We analyze it through the lens of comedy, to try and see how and why these people/event went down the wrong road. So come join me, Steve Furey and my funny friends to learn about some of the people who stay in the shadows. From Last Comic Standing, Hbo Max, and JFL Francisco Ramos @framoscomedy and Researcher Patryk Grazewicz Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) was created in early 90s by a small group of envy-seeking prisoners who were disturbed by massacre of their friends in Canrandiru prison. One step at time, they were slowly building one of the biggest and most sophisticated prison empires in the world. Directed by a charismatic, ambitious leader and influenced by left-wing politics and ideas, they achieved corporation-level type of management with its own independent departments, laws, unions and courts. They are able to co-ordinate actions not only inside one prison, but all over the country and beyond. In the cells, and on the streets. Their business contacts stretch as far as Mozambique and Lebanon. Their power and influence grew so big that PCC had even influenced presidential election results and conducted spectacular, military-type operations abroad. And there is no end in sight, officials are feeling hopeless and desperate as PCC's membership surges. On one hand violence, terrorism and drugs. On the other hand guaranteed social security, sophisticated heists and political activism. List of sources: https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Breaking-Out.pdf?x91208 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10714839.2017.1373963 http://www.cidh.oas.org/annualrep/99eng/merits/Brazil11.291.htm https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2013/04/carandiru-and-scandal-brazil-s-medieval-prison-system/ https://cco.ndu.edu/Portals/96/Documents/prism/prism8_1/190306_PRISM8_1_Coutinho.pdf?ver=2019-03-05-152801-577 https://www.france24.com/en/20131017-brazil-world-cup-terror-gang-prisons-mobile-phones-maximum-security-sao-paulo https://www.americasquarterly.org/article/reports-of-the-pccs-demise-are-greatly-exaggerated/ https://www.americasquarterly.org/fulltextarticle/can-anyone-stop-brazils-pcc/ https://www.scielo.br/j/ea/a/QmzfNj4SHMNNfNKnXW5RkGB/?lang=en&format=pdf https://cco.ndu.edu/Portals/96/Documents/prism/prism8_1/190306_PRISM8_1_Coutinho.pdf?ver=2019-03-05-152801-577 https://theconversation.com/a-bank-heist-in-paraguays-wild-wild-west-reveals-the-dark-underbelly-of-free-trade-77125 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
It's still unusual in 2021 to see people of colour in Nova Scotia provincial politics. This despite the achievements of people like Wayne Adams. Adams became the first African Nova Scotian to be elected to provincial legislature in 1993. Host Jeff Douglas spoke with Adams about his legacy and the past, present and future of people of colour in politics.
I'm thrilled to welcome Rep. Anna Eskamani to the pod today! If you're not familiar with her, you should be — she's a progressive leader in Florida making a huge difference both in our state and our country. We talk about why she ran for office and flipping her seat in 2018, what it's like to balance a full-time job with public service, and how she handles the racism and misogyny she faces. Thanks for listening, and follow Anna below:facebook.com/annaforfloridainstagram.com/annaforfloridatwitter.com/annaforfloridaannaforflorida.com
The long awaited and probably most highly built up/alluded to episode of Drunk & Uncultured is finally here. We're covering the MCU this month. Lindsey & Stephanie completed a full rewatch (in release order) leading up to this episode. The history of the MCU, their early impressions of what the MCU was going to be circa 2008 (cough cough "The Incredible Hulk"), and their favorite movies/character are just a few of the topics covered in the first part of this two episode series. Time Markers: - Stephanie's Music Corner [2:11] - Beer Review [12:53] - MCU [20:22]
For the first time in decades - longer than most can remember - local voting district boundaries will be redrawn in Grand County. Elected officials are hoping community members get involved so the redistricting effort is a collaborative, transparent process. The Grand County League of Women Voters and KZMU recently hosted a discussion on potential communities of interest and how to avoid partisan bias. Panelists are Grand County Republican Party Chair Cricket Green, Grand County Democratic Party Chair and current county commissioner Kevin Walker, and Independent Stephen Stocks, who chaired the form of government study committee. Hosted by Eve Tallman, of the Grand County League of Women Voters. Tune in! Show Notes: Grand County's Redistricting Public Comment Portal https://portal.utah-mapping.org/ Utah Redistricting https://redistricting.utah.gov/ League of Women Voters of Grand County https://my.lwv.org/utah/grand-county
Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam made state history when she was elected to office, becoming the first Muslim woman to win a seat in North Carolina. As she was sworn-in, however, the excitement was subdued by 15 hateful voicemails she received that morning. But that's just the beginning of the story. On this episode of “Tying It Together With Tim Boyum,” Tim talks with Allam, whose tale is, in a way, about achieving the American dream. Her path to elected office, however, was anything but easy. The story includes racism and even a homicide. Despite that, she's paving a path for other young Muslim women to follow in her footsteps. JOIN THE CONVERSATION Do you have any thoughts or questions for Tim? Weigh in on Twitter with the hashtag #TyingItTogetherNC. Afterward, rate the podcast and leave a review to tell us what you think!
Delegates at the U.S. Grains Council's Summer Meeting elected Minnesota farmer Chad Willis as chairman of its Board of Directors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Stew Peters welcomes Dr. Jane Ruby who reveals extremely scary information that the CDC may have actively tried to cover up, suggesting that kids are in SERIOUS DANGER if jabbed! Dr. Peter McCullough was SUED by Baylor Health Systems for his appearance on 'The Stew Peters Show' The mass migration, illegal immigration truth the deep state media WILL NOT tell you about! The Olympics are a dystopian illustration of our dark future under the reign of the world cabal! Get ALL EXCLUSIVE content at www.StewPeters.tv | Support the show at: www.StewPeters.shop
Jake Ellzey, who won a runoff in Congressional District 6, joined the WBAP Morning News to thank his supporters, and say what he plans to do first! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chapter 1 One Surrey City Councillor says she will put a halt to the transition from Surrey RCMP to Surrey PD, if elected mayor - as she announces running Guest - Brenda Locke - Surrey City Councillor, running for mayor under the Surrey Connect platform in October 2022 Chapter 2 B.C. Wildfire Update Guest - Karley Desrosiers - Fire Information Officer Chapter 3 Regular rapid testing as a means to stop COVID-19 transmission in B.C. schools Guest - Paul Tupper - Professor and Director Cognitive Science Program at SFU, Department of Mathematics Chapter 4 Physician Burnout throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Guest - Dr. Nadia Khan - UBC general internal medicine professor Chapter 5 Has something happened with drivers in Vancouver during the pandemic? Guest - Grant Gottgetreu - Retired West Vancouver Traffic cop, now working as a forensic consultant in traffic cases Chapter 6 Another coyote attack in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Here's how you can keep safe when encountering wildlife Guest - Dan Mikolay - Wildlife B.C. coordinator for Maple Ridge Chapter 7 A new Vancouver police billboard has some raising eyebrows Guest - Christine Boyle - Vancouver City Councillor Chapter 8 Cleveland baseball team changes their controversial name to Guardians Guest - Vincent Schilling - Associate Editor, Indian Country Today See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Guest - Brenda Locke - Surrey City Councillor, running for mayor under the Surrey Connect platform in October 2022 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 20th July 2021.Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Cuban PM elected. US fires. Nigerian leader arrested. Moroccan journalist sentenced. India excess deaths. Singapore school murder. UK PM on Covid. Germany flood warnings. UK reviews law.Send your opinion or experience by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send an audio message on speakpipe for us to broadcast. With Namitha Ragunath. SEND7 (Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes) tells news in intermediate English. Every day, listen to the most important stories in the world in slow, clear English. This easy English news podcast is perfect for English learners, people with English as a second language, and people who want to hear a fast news update from around the world. Learn English through hard topics, but simple grammar. SEND7 covers all news including politics, business, natural events and human rights. For more information visit send7.org/contact
Ben Styer of the Menomonie FFA has been chosen to serve as the 2021-2022 Wisconsin FFA President. Styer served this past year as the Vice President. We wish him luck on his next year of service! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jim and Gerritt join host Stephanie Crugnola on this week's episode to argue which of Shakespeare's villains is most likely to be elected to the US Senate! Jim and Gerritt bring Angelo (Measure for Measure) and have Stephanie argue Cassio (Othello). Vote for who you think should be the winner on Facebook (/p2mpod) or Twitter (@p2mpod)! Check out all of the content Jim and Gerritt offer through State of Shakespeare on their website, twitter, or facebook! Make sure to check out our Patreon for the bonus materials and extra content - including my picks for each of the months' episodes, and some new audition monologue content! Special thanks to our new network: Serious Business for bringing us on board and giving us the space to discuss such an important element of Shakespearean Theatre. Check out their other two shows Adventure Incorporated (an actual play DnD 5e podcast) and Ask The Pokedexpert (a highly academic question and answer podcast/stream about Pokemon)!
New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani explains to Raheem why he has what it takes, and breaks major news about his priorities when he gets to Albany. Also – some things you might not know about Matt Gaetz's only accuser, Joel Greenberg... Visit Andrew Giuliani's website: https://nyforgiuliani.com/ Read the Gaetz analyis: https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/the-medias-matt-gaetz-source-joel-greenberg-just-pleaded-guilty-to-making-false-pedophilia-allegations-about-his-opponents/ Join the Artist's Collective: http://www.fundrealnews.com