APD in Council’s crosshairs

Justin Newsom's resignation hardly put an end to the fallout over allegations that the former APD assistant chief had a long record of using vile, racist language to describe African Americans. It's very likely that others will be brought down in this scandal, including APD Chief Brian Manley.

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Kitchen opens door for another round of “direction from Council” on LDC; Cap Metro ridership up

There was a fun little convo about the morality of developers at one point during Monday's work session on the land development code. Alison Alter decried a code draft that she said "emphasizes developers" over residents. Allowing more units on properties wasn't necessarily a good thing, she suggested, if they're being built by developers.

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School board OKs school closures, mayor teams up with Alter to dial down code reform

I've said it a million times and I'll say it a million more times: preserving single-family zoning in areas that are gentrifying or likely to gentrify does not "protect" existing residents from displacement. The only way new housing in those areas will serve those of modest means is if we allow multifamily housing to be built. 

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New code goes to Council; APA warms to accountability

There's no reason approving the new land development code should be such hard work. There are at least seven people on Council who generally agree with the draft crafted by staff, and the same seven are probably on board with most of the changes recommended by the Planning . Commission.

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Complaint alleges former asst. police chief repeatedly used n-word

Is it surprising that there would be a police officer who would use language like this? I'd say no. What surprises me is how a leader in the department would apparently feel comfortable freely using that language on the job. Especially a leader who, at least in public, seemed like an open-minded guy focused on compassionate, community policing. 

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