Firefighter’s Union: ‘No Confidence’ In DC Chief

WASHINGTON, DC &#8211 The District’s firefighters union voted overwhelmingly Monday to declare it has “no confidence” in Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe, dealing an embarrassing — but likely not career-ending — blow to the embattled official. “This motion was not reached in haste,” said the resolution, which members approved 300-37. “The lives and careers of many […]

Vallejo City Manager Recommends Cities Not Seek Bankruptcy

Stockton, California, lays claim to a lot of undesirable superlatives: it’s America’s foreclosure capital, an annual contender on the Forbes “Most Miserable” list, and the United States’ largest bankrupt city. But the city might lose that last claim, depending on the outcome of a federal court hearing scheduled to begin Monday. Stockton would still be […]