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Latest County Council Items
Hawaii County will begin seeking proposals for a waste-to-energy facility - by far the county's largest public works project - next week, Mayor Billy Kenoi said.
Officials in Cleveland are trying to figure how to deal with escalating violence at the county's new juvenile detention facility.
A southern Indiana sheriff said he will again sue his county's council after it cut $4.4 million budgeted for law enforcement and jail operations.
Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi told a County Council panel he plans to pursue a waste-elimination project to address capacity problems at Hilo's landfill.
Some residents of this corner of one of Indiana's most urban counties think agriculture is still worth fighting for.
People using a new Maui transportation system for disabled riders complained to a County Council panel this week about long wait times, untrained drivers and the service's recently installed computer system.
Days after a Prince George's County lawmaker introduced a bill to exempt amusement parks from paying the county's increased minimum wage, developers announced plans to build a 175-foot Ferris wheel on the Potomac River's edge at National Harbor.
The Complete Streets initiative in St. Louis County could be approved next week, more than two months after it first came before the County Council.
Prince George's County Council chairman Mel Franklin said he is concerned that a proposal to exempt amusement parks from the county's minimum wage law could destabilize the regionwide pact to increase wages and open the floodgates for requests from other industries.