French council – IMOS Journal http://imos-journal.net/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 17:52:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://imos-journal.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/favicon.png French council – IMOS Journal http://imos-journal.net/ 32 32 The UN Human Rights Council recognizes the sustainable environment as a human right – JURIST – News https://imos-journal.net/the-un-human-rights-council-recognizes-the-sustainable-environment-as-a-human-right-jurist-news/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 16:29:33 +0000 https://imos-journal.net/the-un-human-rights-council-recognizes-the-sustainable-environment-as-a-human-right-jurist-news/ The United Nations Human Rights Council has recognized a “safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment ”as a basic human right on Friday. The resolution first proposed in the 1990s will implement the right to a healthy environment and introduce a special rapporteur to establish these changes. The text proposed by countries including the Maldives and […]]]>

The United Nations Human Rights Council has recognized a “safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment ”as a basic human right on Friday.

The resolution first proposed in the 1990s will implement the right to a healthy environment and introduce a special rapporteur to establish these changes. The text proposed by countries including the Maldives and Morocco was adopted with the only abstentions being Russia, India, China and Japan. The resolution will not be legally binding and the states involved will not be bound by the terms according to Ambassador in Geneva, Rita French.

The purpose of the resolution is to tackle the growing threat of climate change and its effects, such as flash floods in China and water droughts in Madagascar. The High Commissioner of the Human Rights Council called this a triple global threat of “climate change, pollution and loss of nature”. It was also urged that the currently negotiated Global Biodiversity Framework incorporate a human rights lens when discussing actions to promote biodiversity. The intensity of this threat has been cited in

This added focus on protecting human rights while improving the quality of the environment comes ahead of the UN Climate Change Summit, CO26 in Glasgow next month. States will meet to discuss actions to improve climate change, especially at a time when 24.3% of deaths worldwide are due to air and chemical pollution.


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Brighton Garbage Strike: Residents must bring household garbage to city councils themselves https://imos-journal.net/brighton-garbage-strike-residents-must-bring-household-garbage-to-city-councils-themselves/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 11:51:57 +0000 https://imos-journal.net/brighton-garbage-strike-residents-must-bring-household-garbage-to-city-councils-themselves/ Residents must take household rubbish to their own council councils as binmen launch two more weeks of strikes GMB workers have announced another fortnight of strikes in Brighton Garbage workers had launched a two-week strike from October 4 over the conditions But they will now have a new two-week strike from October 21 despite the […]]]>

Residents must take household rubbish to their own council councils as binmen launch two more weeks of strikes

  • GMB workers have announced another fortnight of strikes in Brighton
  • Garbage workers had launched a two-week strike from October 4 over the conditions
  • But they will now have a new two-week strike from October 21 despite the talks
  • Brighton City Council bosses say talks are ‘ongoing’ and at a ‘sensitive’ stage
  • Council spokesperson urged residents to take their household garbage to landfill










Residents are being asked to throw away their household garbage at waste and recycling sites after binmen announced another fifteen strikes.

Garbage workers in Brighton have announced two more weeks of strikes from October 21 – prompting council heads to urge residents to dump their own garbage in tips to avoid piling up on the streets.

The new strikes, which come after Sussex City binmen began a two-week walkout on Monday, relate to complaints that staff are “disturbed” by their managers during work shifts.

Talks between the council and the GMB union, whose members are organizing the strikes, took place this week.

But little progress has been made and garbage is starting to pile up in the streets.

In a statement on the local union GMB page, he said: “Update, we can confirm that we have announced other strike dates at Brighton and Hove City Council in our disputes over the waste recycling service and commercial waste from October 21 for another 14 days. ‘

Brighton and Hove City Council Councilor Mac Cafferty told Brighton Argus that talks are “ongoing and at a sensitive stage”.

Residents are being asked to throw away their household garbage at waste and recycling sites after binmen announced another fifteen strikes. Garbage bins in Brighton overflow amid garbage collectors’ strike

Garbage workers in Brighton have announced two more weeks of strikes from October 21 - prompting council heads to urge residents to drop their own trash at tips to avoid piling up in the streets (pictured)

Garbage workers in Brighton have announced two more weeks of strikes from October 21 – prompting council heads to urge residents to drop their own trash at tips to avoid piling up in the streets (pictured)

Talks between the board and the GMB union (pictured: Binemen at a picket line outside Hollingdean Depot in Brighton), whose members are organizing the strikes, took place this week.  But little progress has been made and garbage is starting to pile up in the streets

Talks between the board and the GMB union (pictured: Binemen at a picket line outside Hollingdean Depot in Brighton), whose members are organizing the strikes, took place this week. But little progress has been made and garbage is starting to pile up in the streets

In a statement on the local union GMB page (Photo: Binmen of the GMB union outside Hollingdean Depot) he said: “Update, we can confirm that we have communicated further strike dates to council Municipality of Brighton and Hove in our disputes in the waste recycling and commercial waste service from October 21 for an additional 14 days

In a statement on the local union GMB page (Photo: Binmen of the GMB union outside Hollingdean Depot) he said: “Update, we can confirm that we have communicated further strike dates to council Municipality of Brighton and Hove in our disputes in the waste recycling and commercial waste service from October 21 for an additional 14 days

He said: “We attended the talks because we are eager to listen and ensure that staff concerns are heard. We want to help resolve the dispute raised by the GMB with the employer.

“Over the past few weeks, the board management has met with representatives of the GMB and, following a series of talks on Tuesday evening, the employer made a formal offer to the GMB to resolve the issues raised, including the relocation. garbage trucks. “

Meanwhile, a council spokesperson urged residents to bring their trash to local dumps.

The spokesperson said: “We apologize to the residents for the disruption. Residents can dispose of their household garbage and recycling at our Garbage Recycling Sites, which are open for the duration of the strike.

“Our advice to residents during this time is, whenever possible, to flatten the boxes, try to minimize waste, and safely rinse and store recycling at home.”

GMB Branch Secretary Mark Turner said: “The board has been repeatedly briefed on the service issues and harm to our members and welfare resulting from tinkering with well-established tours and moving staff. HGV drivers outside of their own formal board procedures, yet they ignored complaints from our members and workplace representatives, allowing it to continue anyway.

The strike in Brighton comes after images showed queues of people dragging their trash cans behind them along the residential streets of Welling and Bexleyheath due to a strike in August.

Photographs show lines of people dragging their trash cans behind them along the residential streets of Welling and Bexleyheath

Photographs show lines of people dragging their trash cans behind them along the residential streets of Welling and Bexleyheath

Recycling bins in Bexley were left overflowing amid a shortage of workers caused by a strike

Recycling bins in Bexley were left overflowing amid a shortage of workers caused by a strike

Bexley London Borough Council has been forced to set up temporary collection points to stem the backlog of waste caused by a month-long workers strike.

Over “31 tonnes of paper and over 27 tonnes of plastic” were collected in a five hour window.

Garbage collectors in Bexley were in conflict with their employer Serco. Unite, the UK’s largest union, said in August that its members voted in favor of a tentative deal to end the strikes.

Workers resumed garbage collection while the agreement was ratified.

The deal included a one-time payment of £ 750 for 19 staff, contract changes that will narrow pay disparities and steps to prevent the ‘arming’ of the company’s drug and alcohol policy .

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Champlin City Council Receives Updates on Street Improvement Projects | Government https://imos-journal.net/champlin-city-council-receives-updates-on-street-improvement-projects-government/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://imos-journal.net/champlin-city-council-receives-updates-on-street-improvement-projects-government/ At the Champlin City Council meeting on September 27, municipal engineer Shibani Bisson provided an update on street improvement projects across the city. Here are the updates of the project. Hidden Oaks / Woods Trail / Echinacea Circle Bisson said construction activities were a concern in terms of progress, but the teams progressed at a […]]]>

At the Champlin City Council meeting on September 27, municipal engineer Shibani Bisson provided an update on street improvement projects across the city. Here are the updates of the project.

Hidden Oaks / Woods Trail / Echinacea Circle

Bisson said construction activities were a concern in terms of progress, but the teams progressed at a faster pace than before. “However, there is still work to be done,” she said.

Construction crews have paved the first causeway bridge except on Trillium Lane where utility works are underway.

As of September 27, milling in the Woods Trail and Coneflower Circle area was scheduled for last week, as well as paving on Trillium Lane.

Bisson added that the city will hold an assessment briefing on October 7 and an assessment hearing on October 12.

Maryland Avenue / Brooklyn Heights

Bisson said the project, which was largely completed in June, is pretty much done.

On September 17, the teams restored the boulevards, killed the weeds and planted topsoil.

The final lift to the roadway was scheduled for September 28. Bisson said the town was working with the nearby modern Montessori charter school on the elevator schedule so that there would be limited disruption during drop-off and pick-up hours.

Currently, the new lampposts are on and operational. The assessment briefing was scheduled for October 5 and a hearing on October 12.

Closure on Chemin du Lac Français

County Road 121 on French Lake Road, between Valley Forge and Deerwood Lanes, was closed effective September 13 to establish deep sewer connections, construct turn lanes and put in a concrete median near the property. of what will be The Oaks at Bauer Cultivate.

Project developer Nathan Fair from Champlin 99 told the meeting that the turn lanes are progressing well and while waiting for the weather, they plan to lay curbs on September 29, as well as the central median.

After that, Fair said the plan was to lay the asphalt and within two to two and a half weeks the county road should reopen. From a development standpoint, Fair said the goal is to knock off all the asphalt by Halloween.

On the residential construction side, Fair added that sales are going much better than expected. As of September 27, they had 14 fully signed purchase contracts with an average sale price north of $ 776,000. “It’s a bit higher than what was originally planned for this project,” Fair said. “It is going very well.”

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Port Angeles City Council Candidates Discuss Coronavirus Pandemic, Housing, City Future – Ballotpedia News https://imos-journal.net/port-angeles-city-council-candidates-discuss-coronavirus-pandemic-housing-city-future-ballotpedia-news/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 19:23:49 +0000 https://imos-journal.net/port-angeles-city-council-candidates-discuss-coronavirus-pandemic-housing-city-future-ballotpedia-news/ On September 21, Port Angeles City Council No. 2 incumbent Mike French and challenger John Madden participated in an online candidate forum. The Port Angeles Business Association hosted the event. French, who was elected to city council in 2017, owns and operates Restaurant First Street Haven. Madden owns Ready Remodeling. For an hour, the candidates […]]]>

On September 21, Port Angeles City Council No. 2 incumbent Mike French and challenger John Madden participated in an online candidate forum. The Port Angeles Business Association hosted the event.

French, who was elected to city council in 2017, owns and operates Restaurant First Street Haven. Madden owns Ready Remodeling.

For an hour, the candidates discussed topics that included, among others, the coronavirus pandemic, housing, the city budget and the future of the city. The following is a selection of the candidates’ responses.

Pandemic restrictions

Moderator: “Could you please express your thoughts on the current requirements in place [referring to a Clallam County and Jefferson County proof-of-vaccination requirement enacted by the North Olympic Peninsula health officer on Sept. 2]. What if anything did change that, and how long do you think this pandemic would last if your particular policies were in place or if you had the ability to set regulations. “

Mike French: “I support what the local health worker is doing, I think she clearly has the power to do it, and I think as a small business owner it was really shocking to have this mandate with maybe, I think a two day warning, you know, for all my restaurant policies. It was certainly shocking. She had reported that this was something she had been thinking about at the previous meeting. So, I would certainly have liked more notice if it had to be done again. “

John madden: “This is something that must be done with public support and cannot be forced on people, especially by dictatorial means. I am very sensitive to breaches of the Constitution, and I would just like us to return to a model that honors the integrity and individual choice of human beings. I see other countries dealing with this pandemic in a much more effective way, and they achieved herd immunity a long time ago, without stopping, masking or forcing people to get vaccinated experimentally. “

Lodging

Moderator: “Affordable and available housing is a problem – it’s a problem not only for citizens to find housing, but for us to attract very good professionals here. Having said that, could each of you please explain what you think is causing this problem and what you could do as an individual board member or as a board together? .

Mike French: “I think in general it’s a supply problem, and that’s why for the last four years I’ve really focused on what the government can do to get out of the way so that the markets can work, I think, more effectively. What we’ve tried to do is say, in our licensing processes, in our regulations, what’s in our control and what’s not, because I think a lot of people there there is this feeling that oh it’s the whole state, the state does it all. But this is in fact not true. What we found was that a lot of things were under our control. And so you know, two years ago we basically did a citywide zoning reform that was really about making it more affordable for developers and people to renovate and add housing, both the existing housing stock and the new housing stock. I think what we did was we made a lot of lots much more valuable to the development of the city of Port Angeles by allowing them to be subdivided or by allowing different setback rules and all kinds of things. And I think it has really been successful and I think it will be part of the long term solution. But of course there is then some advocacy work to be done on state rules.

John madden: “This is where we need to have low income housing available for people. What you’re up against here is a market dynamic where you have AirBnBs and that type of offering, and in our current situation we have a very limited stock of rooms available. The people in their homes invite people from somewhere, whatever part of the world they are from, to come and stay in one of their rooms to take advantage of it. A free market company does that and I don’t think it’s up to city council to get involved. I believe that more people will open their homes to low rental housing and that will require some guidance, as there are certain considerations that need to be taken into account in terms of health, community safety and most importantly the contamination of our environment. We see it in places where the homeless are camping in different parts of the city. “

City budget

Moderator: “How solid do each of you think the Port Angeles budget is?” Where do you think the main concerns in our budget are, especially when we are extrapolating into the future? “

Mike French: “My goal for the budget is to determine the extent to which staff – our municipal staff – to respond to the issues our citizens really expect us to respond to, not just in law enforcement and enforcement. of the code, but in our building division. Do we have enough speed in the building permit turnaround time. This is the issue that this council really focuses on in our strategic plan, and that is to build the capacity of the staff so that we can be responsive as a city to the demands of our citizens.

John madden: “I think part of our income in this city comes from tourism and we had a problem with the ferry, so it’s a pretty important point that needs to be addressed. There are some things out of our control with these closures and all that type of behavior, but in the long run I think the budget won’t be as much of a problem as you’re going to have a resurgence of businesses coming into this city. Right now you see a lot of businesses that have been closed because of the pandemic. I don’t think there are too many other reasons why businesses have been closed in the past 18 months. As a community, we have to work to get back to what we used to call “normal”, and I think it is possible. “

The future of Port Angeles

Moderator: “Tell us how you see Port Angeles in 10 years, and more importantly, what would you do as a board member to help achieve the vision you see Port Angeles in 10 years.”

Mike French: “I really see us evolving towards a sustainable tourism economy which also has industry as a major sector. And I think that’s something that our community has shown a lot of favor through a lot of these open houses that we have. I think downtown we can build, we can get denser, we can have people living downtown, I think we can turn downtown into a really pedestrian friendly experience. When a visitor comes to Port Angeles and says what I need to see, we send them back. We say go to Hurricane Ridge, go to Lake Crescent. What I mean is, yes sure you want to do these things, these are amazing things that show the natural beauty of our area. You should also visit the city center. This has to be the third thing on our list of unforgettable experiences in Port Angeles and we have to bring our downtown product to the level where it is competitive with someone visiting Hurricane Ridge or going out and visiting Lake Crescent.

John madden: “Now that we have moved on, it is important to note that we have a gym where the youngest can go to play racket, pickle ball, possibly we have a swimming pool here, it’s wonderful. We have all kinds of healthy activities that people can do. I am happy that we have returned to exercising at the senior center. It is extremely important for the health of our people. I know that with population growth, there will be density problems that will have to be resolved. I know we have a new downtown mixed-use building, which is a good way to deal with housing and retail combined. It’s hard to see 10 years from now, but I’m optimistic. “

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Louisiana City Council condemns intentional balloon releases | National / World https://imos-journal.net/louisiana-city-council-condemns-intentional-balloon-releases-national-world/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 18:10:53 +0000 https://imos-journal.net/louisiana-city-council-condemns-intentional-balloon-releases-national-world/ LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) – A Louisiana city council has voted unanimously to condemn the releasing of balloons for memorials or celebrations because they have caused power outages and are harming the environment. The resolution passed by Lafayette city council on Tuesday is symbolic and lacks the force of law, media reported. kAm “(92E E9: D […]]]>

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) – A Louisiana city council has voted unanimously to condemn the releasing of balloons for memorials or celebrations because they have caused power outages and are harming the environment.

The resolution passed by Lafayette city council on Tuesday is symbolic and lacks the force of law, media reported.

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