Glendale sends $12 million plea to Washington

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card City officials expect to get only a fraction of the $12 million request. Over the last three years, city government has received a total of $3.7 million in federal appropriations. The council’s biggest single request is for $3.1 million to upgrade an emergency communication system that allows various agencies to talk to each other. The council also asked for $1.6 million to buy four compressed natural gas buses for its Beeline system. And it asked for $2.4 million for road-upgrading projects. The council also asked for $200,000 to install video monitoring equipment at the city’s major entrance and exit points. Officials acknowledged that a video monitoring project could spark privacy concerns. But Police Chief Randy Adams said the project would be aimed only at catching criminals entering or fleeing the city, not at collecting information on residents. “It is not designed in any way to spy on people,” he said. Among the projects the council declined to push was a $1.5 million effort to encourage students to read more. Millions of dollars in requests for road improvements were also put on the back burner. The money to fund the requests would come from a variety of federal sources, including the Crime Identification Technology Program, the Economic Development Initiative and the Fund for the Improvement of Education. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is typically a major funding source for cities seeking federal funds for projects. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – The City Council voted Tuesday to seek $12 million in federal money to expand Glendale’s emergency communication system, upgrade roads, buy four more buses and make other improvements. These projects are among 13 that the City Council decided should have the highest priority when Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, and other federal representatives ask for money on Capitol Hill this year. The council selected the 13 projects from a total of 30 on its wish list. Originally, city officials had planned to lobby for just four to six projects. “I hate to make it sound like we’re gambling, but (it’s like) going to a roulette table and playing more numbers,” said City Councilman Ara Najarian. “The more numbers you play, the more chances you have of a project being funded.” last_img read more

Shocked community asked to rally together in hunt for raiders

first_imgMalin locals are being called on to put their thinking caps on as the hunt for four armed raiders continues.The community was left in shock after a gang of masked men armed with crowbars broke into the home of prominent businessman and GAA club director John Byrne on Saturday night.The raiders tied up two of John’s adult sons as they searched the house for cash. A substantial amount of money was taken, some of which was later recovered by gardaí. “Everybody is shocked,” said local county councillor Martin McDermott.“The Byrne family would be heavily involved in everything that goes on in the community. What makes it worse is to think that someone could come in and tie up your sons.“This happened at 7 in the evening. These boys were brazen to do such a thing.“It’s put the fear on people and on older people living in rural communities,” Cllr McDermott said. Cllr McDermott commended Gardaí and the local community for their response to the attack.“Gardaí were there very quickly and everyone rallied behind the family. And hopefully they can do the same to catch these men. If everybody can put their thinking caps on to that day or the days before, and if they noticed anything, then all this information could be put together,” Cllr McDermott said.The attack occurred at Beugh, on the main road from Glengad to Malin. The masked men made their getaway on foot after the raid.Cllr McDermott said that it is possible that somebody may have seen something on this busy road that could be vitally important to the investigation.“We’re in a rural area, you notice if something or somebody strange is about,” he said. “If four or five people came forward with information, no matter how small, then it could be vital.”Gardaí can be contacted at Buncrana Garda Station on (074) 932 0540 or the Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111Shocked community asked to rally together in hunt for raiders was last modified: October 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Two militants and soldiers killed in Hajin gunfight

first_imgTwo militants and two soldiers were killed in an early morning operation in north Kashmir’s Bandipora area on Wednesday.A police official said security forces, comprising of army and local police, sealed off Rakh (Paribal), Hajin, around 5 a.m. The operation was launched after “follow up of inputs about the presence of a large group of armed militants in the area.”In the initial exchange of firing, two militants were killed. “However, two soldiers also sustained injuries, who succumbed later [sic],” said the official.Both militants are believed to be associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The search operation is on as the firing from both sides have stopped. “It was an intense operation. Two members of the army’s Air Force Garud were killed,” army spokesperson told The Hindu. On September 27, a BSF jawan, who was home on a leave, was killed by militants in Hajin.last_img read more

Reform Measures Delivering Jobs – PM

first_imgStory Highlights The Prime Minister was contributing to a debate on the Bill to repeal the Road Maintenance Fund Act in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 14). Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the economic and structural reforms being undertaken by the Government are delivering real jobs for Jamaicans. He said the increase in employment over the last two quarters has been “fantastic” and “in the closing quarter we will be seeing (even) more jobs”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the economic and structural reforms being undertaken by the Government are delivering real jobs for Jamaicans.He said the increase in employment over the last two quarters has been “fantastic” and “in the closing quarter we will be seeing (even) more jobs”.The Prime Minister was contributing to a debate on the Bill to repeal the Road Maintenance Fund Act in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 14).The Bill, which was passed, provides for the closure of the Fund and assimilation of its functions into the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. The move is expected to result in savings to the Government of approximately $35 million.The closure of the Fund is part of Government’s public sector reform agenda aimed at reducing bureaucracy and improving efficiency in order to stimulate private-sector investment and job creation.“We (are) looking clinically on where we can expand shared services to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and get us on our way to meeting our debt to gross domestic product (GDP) target,” Mr. Holness said.He noted that the Government is committing to providing the private sector with the strategic support, “so that it can absorb whatever jobs may be released from the public sector”.He assured workers employed under the Fund that opportunities for jobs will be created elsewhere in government or in the private sector.last_img read more