Tag: City

Most Las Cruces city councilors oppose mayor’s tipped wage proposal

Michael McDevitt, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 9:59 a.m. MT Sept. 20, 2020

CLOSE

Sign at Thai Delight de Mesilla encouraging customers to tip servers. The restaurant will remain only offering curbside pick up options even as state orders allow them to open for inside dining at 25% capacity. (Photo: Veronica Martinez)

LAS CRUCES – Before a work session is held on the mayor’s proposal to reduce tipped wages in an effort to help businesses weather reduced capacities due to coronavirus, most city councilors have said they oppose or likely oppose the idea.

A special city council work session, during which no action can be taken, will be held Sept. 22 to hear from business owners and tipped wage workers, such as restaurant servers. But the proposal may never reach a vote.

Mayor Ken Miyagishima said it’s not currently on any city council agenda in the coming weeks, but how the

Read More

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, City Councilmen To Announce Plans To Revive Black Business Districts

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Out of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has been promising a plan to address racial disparities in the city.

Loading...

Load Error

The mayor revealed a large part that plan, called Avenues of Hope, exclusively to KDKA investigator Andy Sheehan.

The mayor says it’s a communitywide response, involving the city, the foundations and the corporations to bring once-thriving Black business districts back to life.

While Black Lives Matter protesters have focused on police reform, there have been calls to address historic inequities in the city of Pittsburgh.

“Black lives matter when Black communities matter, when we transform these depressed communities of concentrated poverty into mixed income stable communities,” Burgess told KDKA in June.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has said they’ve dubbed it Avenues of Hope.

Along with councilmen Ricky Burgess and Daniel Lavelle, Mayor Peduto says he’ll soon be announcing a plan to

Read More

LA’s IT chief explains how city workers went from a ‘unilaterally hated’ security system to Zscaler after 48,000 employees had to start working remote

Ted Ross Headshot (1)
Ted Ross is the chief information officer for the city of Los Angeles
  • Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, only 120 of the city of LA’s 48,000 employees were working remote
  • It fell on CIO Ted Ross and his team to support a quick transition to telework, as well as enable the government to use digital tools to help control the spread of the virus. 
  • Among other products, Ross tapped popular cloud security software Zscaler to enable workers to access their desktops remotely on whatever device they choose. 
  • “We’re looking at longterm telework solutions,” Ross told Business Insider. 
  • Sign up here to receive updates on all things Innovation Inc.

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, only about 120 of 48,000 Los Angeles city government employees were working remote.

It was a struggle to even get to that point, according to chief information officer Ted Ross, and required,

Read More

City of Tucson Awards Transmosis Workforce Consortium Funding for IT Training

New Alliance offers rapid technology skills training for underserved adults to fuel regional technology job creation

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Underserved adults in the Tucson area have the opportunity to train for high-growth information technology careers thanks to an Economic & Workforce Development Grant recently awarded to the Tucson Information Technology Skills Alliance by the City of Tucson. The new Transmosis formed Alliance, a nationally recognized leader in information technology workforce development, will deploy a proprietary virtual training model that enables applicants to become rapidly skilled in employer-driven information technology that lead to key industry certifications and employment.

More information on how to apply can be found at: https://pr.transmosis.com/workforce-aplus-grant.

The Alliance is a partnership between the Community Investment Corporation (CIC), Tucson-based tech accelerator Go For Vertical, and Transmosis Corporation, a nationally recognized information technology workforce developer.  The aim of the Alliance is to

Read More

Usio and Mastercard’s City Possible Team Up to Speed Assistance to Families in Need

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

SAN ANTONIO, Sep 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Usio, Inc. (Nasdaq: USIO), an integrated electronic payment solutions provider, and Mastercard (NYSE: MA), a technology company in the global payments industry, today announced efforts to continue to integrate Usio’s prepaid platform into Mastercard’s City Possible(TM) network.

“What began as an introduction from Mastercard to help the Mayors Fund for Los Angeles provide direct financial assistance to Los Angeles residents whose livelihoods were hardest hit by the pandemic is now evolving into a much deeper relationship between Usio and Mastercard’s City Possible network,” said Houston Frost, Senior Vice President, Prepaid Products, of Usio. “Through Mastercard’s City Possible program and Accelerator for America, we have been able to rapidly deploy our prepaid card solutions to dozens of organizations across the

Read More

Las Cruces City Council to hold work session on tipped wage proposal

Michael McDevitt, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 4:53 p.m. MT Sept. 15, 2020

CLOSE

Las Cruces City Hall (Photo: Courtesy)

LAS CRUCES – The Las Cruces City Council is asking business owners and employees to chime in on the city’s minimum wage at a Sept. 22 work session. The announcement comes a day after Mayor Ken Miyagishima suggested a temporary decrease in the minimum wage for tipped employees citywide.

The work session is scheduled to be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. via Zoom video chat. The first 20 people from the business owner community who sign up will be allowed into the video conference to give their thoughts on the city’s minimum wage.

Interested owners should contact Annette Granado by phone at 575-541-2076 or email her at agranado@las-cruces.org. The work session will be televised on Comcast cable channel 20, and online at clctv.com and on YouTube

Read More

Reopen New York City: Small business owners rally in support of lease relief bill

LOWER MANHATTAN, New York City (WABC) — Small business owners held a rally with elected officials in Lower Manhattan Tuesday in support of the recently proposed Small Business Recovery Lease program.

Sponsored by Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assemblymember Yuh-line Niou, and Councilmembers Brad Lander and Keith Powers, the proposal would help relieve small businesses from crushing rent bills by providing a property tax incentive to landlords who enter into recovery leases that address past-due rent and cap future rent increases.

The COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Lease Act is designed to entice commercial landlords to renegotiate leases and offer long-term, affordable rents to small business owners in an effort to revitalize the small business sector as it seeks to recover from the economic damage caused by COVID-19.

Rent is among the top issues for struggling small businesses after months of closures, and the New York Hospitality Alliance found in a recent survey

Read More

City eyeing demolition of vacant, mouse-infested Central Ave. business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Squalid conditions inside a now vacant, former Albuquerque restaurant are causing problems for a neighboring non-profit. In response, the city is now considering tearing down the problem property along Central Avenue.

Just west of Wyoming Boulevard, the property at 8411 Central Avenue NE has been on the Albuquerque Code Enforcement division’s radar since 2014. While the location remains boarded up, the neighboring non-profit Street Safe New Mexico says it continues to deal with issues coming from the next-door property it shares a wall with.

The non-profit’s Executive Director, Christine Barber recorded video of a recent indoor tour of the property. Barber’s video shows the vacant business has large piles of trash inside. Barber describes the overwhelming smells of feces and rotting trash.

“That smell,” Barber said. “Holy crap, no wonder everyone thinks someone’s dead in here.”

Barber’s next-door non-profit has been dealing with the mouse problem

Read More

Century Casinos Successfully Reopened Live Table Games in Canada and Central City, Colorado and was Voted Denver’s Best Casino in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market®: CNTY) (“Century Casinos” or the “Company”), announced today that it successfully reopened live table games at Century Casino and Hotel in Edmonton, Canada; Century Casino Calgary, Canada; Century Casino St. Albert, Canada; and Century Casino and Hotel Central City, Colorado, between September 7, 2020 and September 11, 2020.

Century Casinos Logo (PRNewsfoto/Century Casinos, Inc.)

In Canada, Century Casinos continues comprehensive sanitizing and social distancing protocols based on Alberta Health Services guidelines and newly established industry standards at each property. Details about these measures are available in the COVID-19 Update section on each property’s website which can be accessed at www.cnty.com.

In Colorado, Gilpin County is one of three counties to receive certification to move to Colorado’s Protect Our Neighbors phase, expanding business operations. Live table games will

Read More

Century Casinos Successfully Reopened Live Table Games in Canada and Central City, Colorado and was Voted Denver’s Best Casino in Colorado | Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 14, 2020 /CNW/ — Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market®: CNTY) (“Century Casinos” or the “Company”), announced today that it successfully reopened live table games at Century Casino and Hotel in Edmonton, Canada; Century Casino Calgary, Canada; Century Casino St. Albert, Canada; and Century Casino and Hotel Central City, Colorado, between September 7, 2020 and September 11, 2020.

Century Casinos Logo (PRNewsfoto/Century Casinos, Inc.)

In Canada, Century Casinos continues comprehensive sanitizing and social distancing protocols based on Alberta Health Services guidelines and newly established industry standards at each property. Details about these measures are available in the COVID-19 Update section on each property’s website which can be accessed at www.cnty.com.

In Colorado, Gilpin County is one of three counties to receive certification to move to Colorado’s Protect Our Neighbors phase, expanding business operations. Live table games will be open daily with approved health and

Read More