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Campaign: Public Works Agency Portal

Citizen Request, 311 and Emergencies

Offer a service to allow submission of ground news (Text, Video, Blog, Work Order System) by citizens affected by infrastructure related issues and/or emergencies. This would be a better place than Twitter for sharing emergency related issues. Thanks!

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Campaign: Public Works Agency Portal

IdealScale and PublicWorksAgency.com

Integrate IdeaScale with Municipal profiles on PublicWorksAgency.com. Municipalities have the ability to manage and control sub-social network under the PublicWorksAgency.com domain. Although IdeaScale is a standalone platform that can be configured by the administrator and available through PublicWorksAgency.com, widgets can be seamlessly integrated with MyMuni profiles to capture vitisors ideas. Ideas coming from ...more »

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Campaign: Civil Rights

U.S. Education Dept. investigating TPS treatment of minorities

The U.S. Department of Education confirmed Monday it's investigating whether Toledo Public Schools distributes its resources in a fair way to black students for career development and college preparation. Several groups of parents, alleging discrimination against black students, filed a complaint early last year with the federal agency's Office for Civil Rights in Cleveland. The parents say predominantly black Scott ...more »

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Campaign: Public Works Agency Portal

Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Earl, the second major hurricane of 2010, is moving away from the Northern Leeward Islands. Residents along the U.S. East Coast should follow Earl closely to see what impacts the hurricane will bring Thursday and Friday.

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Campaign: Fiscal Responsibility

Improvement of public works projects management recommended

Malanje – The managers of state budget units were recommended on Saturday, in northern Malanje Province, to improve and professionalize the practices of the management of public works projects in their institutions. This recommendation was made during the one-day workshop on “public works”, which was promoted by the government of Malanje Province. Link: http://www.portalangop.co.ao/motix/en_us/especiais/reconstrucao-nacional/2010/9/43/Improvement-public-works-projects-management-recommended,39e0a36d-8d61-4491-aedf-79a013ca8e73.html ...more »

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Campaign: Foreign Policy

Ministry of Public Works supports local products

UWAIT: At least 80 local and international companies that supply building materials will make their presence felt at the Building and Construction Exhibition. Innovative technology and methods are on display at this year's vastly improved exhibition. It was launched yesterday at the Kuwait International Fair Ground in Mishref and will last till the 30th of this month. Link: http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=ODI4ODk2MTU3 ...more »

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Campaign: Foreign Policy

Rumford board OK's buying half-ton pickup, guard rail for Public

RUMFORD — Selectmen on Thursday night gave the Public Works Department a new two-wheel drive half-ton pickup and about 500 feet of guardrail for the Isthmus Road after approving low bids. Ford dealer Rowe Auburn got the nod for the pickup truck with a bid of $15,709, and Maine Line Fence Co. Inc. of Cumberland won the guardrail supply and installation job with a bid of $4,158. Link: http://www.sunjournal.com/river-valley/story/930604 ...more »

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Campaign: Recent News - Comment

Pipe replacement may cost OC 6M

OCEAN CITY -- More than 15 miles of underground stormwater pipes will have to be replaced in the next decade at a cost of $6 million, according to Ocean City officials. Public Works Director Hal Adkins said other challenges are posed by the town's aging storm drain system, too: failing pipes, inadequate capacity and clogged drains. His presentation came during a recent public meeting about flooding and stormwater runoff. ...more »

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China delivers new Guinea-Bissau government palace to public wor

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, 25 Oct – China has ceremonially delivered the new palace that will house Guinea-Bissau’s government to the country’s public works minister, Jose Antonio Almeida, who said the building would dignify the country’s civil servants and executive branch. “This is extremely important for Guinea-Bissau, because it will gather various ministries in this complex, lower operating costs and dignify public ...more »

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Campaign: Recent News - Comment

Waterloo public works design contract set for review

WATERLOO, Iowa --- A major design contract for a new public works complex is up for consideration this week. City Council members are scheduled to vote Monday on a $282,331 contract with Kueny Architects of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., for construction drawings, bid process oversight and construction oversight of the project to be developed at the former Construction Machinery Corp. site, 625 Glenwood St. A $5 million I-JOBS ...more »

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Campaign: Recent News - Comment

Common Council wades into '11 budget 800K for Commons design wo

The Ithaca Common Council has proposed a few changes to Mayor Carolyn Peterson's 2011 budget -- the biggest being a request to the city's Board of Public Works to find another method to raise money in the parking budget without eliminating first-hour-free parking. The same thing happened last year: Peterson proposed eliminating one-hour free parking, and Common Council didn't like the idea but kept the expected extra ...more »

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Campaign: Recent News - Comment

Leaf pickup planned for November

REENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Department of Public Works will be starting its annual leaf pickup beginning Nov. 1 and running through the month of November only. The department advises all in the city limits to rake their leaves only (no limbs or other debris) to the side of the curb or between the sidewalk and the street. For those who do not have a curb or sidewalk, put leaves out near the street, but not in it. Public ...more »

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Campaign: Recent News - Comment

Map to narrow options for path of expressway through Modesto

A new map showing potential paths for the north county corridor was expected to be posted online over the weekend, transportation officials said.

 

Also, a "community focus group" featuring homeowners and businesses is forming and will begin meeting soon.

 

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/10/24/3129069/map-to-narrow-optionsfor-path.html#ixzz13NnfmPug

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Cosalan: P50M public works fund for rural development

TUBLAY, Benguet – The equal distribution of P50 million public works fund for each congressional district as contained in next year’s P1.64 trillion national budget is primarily intended to spur rural development and not for anything else as being pictured by the critics of the Aquino administration, an influential member of the powerful administration block in the House of Representatives said here last week. Link: ...more »

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Parliament Hill renovations to hit $5 billion

OTTAWA — The cost of renovating Parliament Hill is expected to hit $5 billion by the time the 25-year project wraps up, CBC reported Monday. According to documents released by the Department of Public Works, the repairs to almost every building on Parliament Hill, originally pegged to be $460 million in 1992, will have ballooned to more than 10 times that amount upon completion. Renovations started on the aging buildings ...more »

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Sparks public works chief out as 2 departments merge

Sparks Public Works Director Wayne Seidel is leaving city government as part of a recession-related reorganization at City Hall. The Public Works and Community Development departments will combine to form a new department, Community Services, led by Neil Krutz, the city's current community development leader. "With a high unemployment rate, significant reductions in tourism and the construction industry decimated from ...more »

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Jacome cites wage violations at Westport two public works projec

Illegal labor practices at two public works projects in Westport — a new fire station and an elderly housing complex — are being cited by state representative candidate F. George Jacome to show how he says competitor Paul Schmid allowed workers to be paid unfair wages at both sites. Jacome first questioned Schmid, a Westport selectman, about the projects at a debate last Thursday, and later provided letters showing a ...more »

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