When We All Vote, a national nonpartisan organization, launched Civic Cities, a new initiative that encourages mayors to use their voices, governing authority and convening power to mobilize civic leaders, business leaders and community members to increase voter participation in their communities. The initiative launched with a bipartisan group of 31 founding mayors from across the country with the goal of recruiting more of our nation’s mayors. Read more
Significant amounts of London’s iconic Oxford Street could be pedestrianized by December 2018, if the city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposals are met favorably. He’s hoping about half a mile of the street will become a “traffic-free pedestrian boulevard”, coinciding with the arrival of the new Crossrail line in central London in December 2018. Saskia O’Donoghue reports. Continue reading
London’s new fee for most cars registered before 2006 is being billed by its mayor as the toughest emissions standard in the world, but some business organisations are crying foul. Katie Gregory reports. Continue reading
INTERNET (SEPTEMBER 30, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE VIA PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday (September 30) hurled criticism via Twitter towards the mayor of Hurricane-hit San Juan one day after she called the disaster on the U.S. island territory ‘a people-are-dying’ story.
“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” Trump said in one of several morning tweets about Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.
Known for jokes and insults, Boris Johnson takes helm of British diplomacy as surprise choice for Prime Minister May’s new foreign minister. The flamboyant former London mayor is more known for gaffes and humour than delicate diplomacy.
Sadiq Khan begins first full day as mayor of London after a landslide victory. Far right candidate, Paul Golding, turned his back on Khan as he gave his victory speech after becoming the first Muslim to head a major Western capital.
Sadiq Khan, a Muslim Labour Party lawmaker, has been elected London’s mayor following a campaign marred by charges of anti-Semitism and extremism. Continue reading
It’s just hours until the polls open to elect my successor as Mayor of London.
But before they do, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all Londoners for the immense privilege of allowing me to be your Mayor over the last 8 years.
Being your Mayor has been a massive, massive honour for me. But the most important thing now is that everything that’s good that we’ve done – and tried to do – in this city is taken forward.
And I have to tell you there’s only one candidate at this election that I think is able to do that. And that is Zac Goldsmith.
Zac is an extraordinary politician. He’s absolutely rigid in his environmental principles. He’ll do a superb job in bringing our city together and in taking it forward. And he’s the only guy at this election who can do the deals with central government that will give us the funding that we need.
So if you think London has been going in broadly the right direction, if you think our great city has still got further to go, then I hope very much that you’ll support Zac Goldsmith tomorrow, and make Greater London greater still.
Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, a larger-than-life political firebrand who gained global notoriety for admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in office, has died.
One day after being sworn into office, the mayor of Temixco was shot to death in her own home. Julie Noce reports. Continue reading