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City seeks input on rival development proposals for long-vacant property

Residents in and around Encanto have an opportunity to provide input on two redevelopment proposals for a vacant lot that’s poised to become a catalyst for economic and employment opportunities in southeastern San Diego.

The city launched an online open house this week to showcase two proposals for the Valencia Business Park: a healthcare center or a renewable energy business hub. Community members can weigh in on concepts through Oct. 14.

The 4.3-acre lot along Stevens Way and Imperial Avenue has been vacant for more than 20 years. City leaders anticipate that developing the land will create economic opportunities for the area, which is a federally designated promise zone.

“It will have an economic impact no matter what project is chosen, but it will also have an impact of pride for the surrounding areas,” said Councilwoman Monica Montgomery Steppe, who represents the neighborhood.

The two proposals differ in the vision

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Odisha to amend GST Act to make fraud in input tax credit non-bailable





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Faced with rising cases of fraud in input tax credit, the Naveen Patnaik government plans to amend the Odisha Goods and Services Tax making fraudulent input tax credit and retaining benefit as a cognizable and non-bailable offence.

The Cabinet which met on Tuesday decided to amend the Odisha Goods and Services Tax Act 2017 by bringing Odisha Goods and Services Tax(Amendment) Bill 2020 in its place so that people who do fraudulent GST transactions or passing and availing fraudulent input tax credit would be liable for penalty. The amendment would also make such offences cognizable and non-bailable.

The Cabinet also decided to insert a new section 168A in the Odisha GST Act to extend due dates for various compliances during war, epidemic, flood, drought, fire, cyclone and natural calamities.

The proposed amendment has come in the backdrop of a series of cases involving fraudulent input

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Seattle business groups press for input on public safety as mayor and City Council eye changes

Some Seattle business groups are seeking more input as Mayor Jenny Durkan and the City Council discuss potential changes to policing and public safety.

The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and groups from certain other neighborhoods, such as the Ballard Alliance, Alliance for Pioneer Square, Sodo Business Improvement Area and the University District Partnership, plan to deliver a petition Monday asking Durkan and the council to pledge to keep small businesses safe.

The campaign comes amid mayor-council negotiations over Police Department budget cuts and transfers. The negotiations began in reaction to an ongoing uprising for Black lives that has included mass protests against police killings and advocacy by community coalitions.

The petition’s signers include a selection of local stores, restaurants, firms and hotels, representatives from some corporations like Amazon and some individual residents, according to a list compiled by the business groups. Many other businesses haven’t become involved, including some that

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Artesian Alliance seeks public input for master plan | News

ALBANY — Officials at three of Albany’s primary tourist attractions — Chehaw Park and Zoo, the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center — are seeking the public’s input as they devise a master plan that will carry the attractions, which have united as the Artesian Alliance, into the future.

“The Artesian Alliance includes some of the area’s most beloved and well-used attractions,” Chehaw Director Morgan Burnette said. “Even so, we feel that the alliance is only beginning to glimpse its tremendous potential as a community asset.

“Evaluation and development of a clear path forward is the most effective way of ensuring continued positive progress toward realizing that potential. In other words, the Artesian Alliance needs a strategic plan.”

The Artesian Alliance hired Felis Consulting to begin the strategic planning process in June. The overarching goal of the consultant is to develop a strategic business and development plan that will guide

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