Category: Mayor

WATCH: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Backs Portland Demonstrations, Despite Violence
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WATCH: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Backs Portland Demonstrations, Despite Violence

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that he stood by his support for protests in Portland that have turned violent, saying that “individual moments” of violence did not reflect the behavior of demonstrators as a whole. Garcetti had tweeted Thursday in solidarity with the violent demonstrations in Portland, saying that they “represent the best…

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: Masks Mandatory for 3-Year-Olds Outside
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: Masks Mandatory for 3-Year-Olds Outside

Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, DC, issued an order on Wednesday mandating everyone above the age of two in the nation’s capital to wear masks upon leaving their homes “if they are likely to come into contact with another person for more than a fleeting moment.” Those found to be in violation of the order…

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Portland Mayor Wheeler: Feds Scooping Protesters Off the Street ‘Completely Unconstitutional’
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Portland Mayor Wheeler: Feds Scooping Protesters Off the Street ‘Completely Unconstitutional’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) called accusations federal police to remove protesters in his city “completely unconstitutional.” Wheeler said, “The president has a complete misunderstanding of cause and effect. What’s happening here is we have dozens if not hundreds of federal troops descending upon our city. What they’re…

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Miami Mayor Gimenez: ‘Protests Had a Lot to Do with’ Florida Coronavirus Spike
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Miami Mayor Gimenez: ‘Protests Had a Lot to Do with’ Florida Coronavirus Spike

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez acknowledged the waves of protests and civil unrest have something to do with the current COVID-19 flare-up going on around the country. Gimenez also blamed other gatherings for the increase, which he said included socializing at beaches, bars and restaurants. “I think obviously the protests had…

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Seattle Mayor Orders Closure of CHOP Due to ‘Ongoing Violence’
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Seattle Mayor Orders Closure of CHOP Due to ‘Ongoing Violence’

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) has issued an executive order vacating the “autonomous” zone in the city, otherwise known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), citing ongoing gun violence, rape, robbery, assault, increased gang activity, and property damage in the area. “Effective at 12:00 p.m. noon on June 30, Cal Anderson Park was closed. At…

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Seattle Mayor Closing CHAZ After Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 2 Wounded
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Seattle Mayor Closing CHAZ After Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 2 Wounded

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) indicates the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) will be shut down following the shootings that occurred on Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day Weekend. Breitbart News reported that people were shot, one fatally, inside CHAZ early Saturday morning. The Associated Press reported that the deceased person was 19 years old…

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Mayor Eric Garcetti Blames ‘Institutional Racism’ for Homelessness in Los Angeles
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Mayor Eric Garcetti Blames ‘Institutional Racism’ for Homelessness in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, California — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti blamed “institutional racism” for homelessness on Friday, though liberal California is one of the only states in which homelessness has been rising. Garcetti was addressing a press conference to discuss the city’s progress in reducing homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. “Institutional racism is a leading cause…

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Seattle Mayor Durkan: ‘We Could Have the Summer of Love’ – We Have Four Blocks That Are ‘More Like a Block Party’
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Seattle Mayor Durkan: ‘We Could Have the Summer of Love’ – We Have Four Blocks That Are ‘More Like a Block Party’

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) stated that in the city, there are four blocks that are “more like a block party atmosphere” and “We could have the summer of love.” Durkan said, “We’ve got four blocks in Seattle that you just saw pictures of that is more like…

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