The American Legislative Exchange Council is an organization that creates "model bills" that reflect the interest of big business and encourages state legislators to adopt those bills as legislation to introduce to their legislatures. ALEC promotes these model bills to legislators who attend one or all of three annual meetings each year. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Mar 23, 2014 -
Are there any City Council members out there? What is it like to run for office and to serve as a councilperson in your town (bonus points if it's a city of 50-100K population)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 21, 2012 -
We want an online searchable artist registry for our small-town art council. Wave our magic wand and we'd have something just like this
. But we have to be realistic. Bottom line, we have $1k. What do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife
on Jun 4, 2010 -
Can anyone find this web site about alien contactees, Billy Meier style, in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by galaksit
on May 15, 2009 -
Is there a Catholic community of more than one church or one leader where the Decision of the Second Vatican Council is followed to the exact letter of the new law rather than implemented in sorts or passed over in certain areas like the Roman Catholic Church?
posted by parmanparman
on May 6, 2009 -
I need an easy-to-use standalone MP3 recorder to record council meetings. It would need to have the facility to take input from microphones. [more inside]
posted by prentiz
on Jan 27, 2009 -
I am looking for a list of people that participated (the people actually voting) in the Council of Laodicea. Any books or papers that detail their life would be beneficial as well.
posted by bigmusic
on Dec 20, 2008 -
UK Data Protection: The borough council has 'mislaid' personal information. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by boosh
on May 14, 2008 -
Recently I took a large quantity of household junk to my local council run landfill/refuse site. 3 weeks later these items, which I presumed would be destroyed and buried, are appearing at local auctions. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings
on Jun 21, 2006 -
How does one go about having a city municipal code changed? My city council is the city’s legislative authority and sets the policies under which the city operates. I'm looking to convince our city government to change our beach curfew from 10:00pm to midnight.
I have never tried to petition the government for anything. So I have no idea where to begin. I'm looking for the basics here. How do I bring my case to the city council? What would the process be? What formalities/legalities are involved, etc? I will appreciate any insight into this.
I would also like any advice on how to research my case for the change. Any insight is great!
I look forward to your answers!
posted by ieatwords
on Dec 12, 2005 -