At issue: whether the water commissioner should have the final say on rate hikes.
Before the City Council finance committee today was a proposal from Councilman Bill Green to require that half the man-hours on many contracts be performed by Philadelphia residents.
Support in City Council for the mayor’s proposed property tax overhaul appears to be crumbling, as lawmakers today try once again to hammer out a budget deal.
City council today will again hunker down and try to hammer out a budget deal. But first votes last week on a new property tax system, and new money for the school district, may not survive on final passage.
City Council has given its thumbs-up to letting you fight parking tickets by mail or online rather than having to show up in person.
One councilman originally proposed three new ways to fight parking tickets: online, on the phone, or through the mail. But the mayor’s office doesn’t want the telephone hearings.
Chris reviews the Phillies big extra inning win yesterday and the interesting choices that some local news rooms are making during sweeps week. He talks to Buzz Bissinger about his book Father’s Day, CBS 3′s Ben Simoneau about the PA LCB wasting tax payer dollars and to the Philly Post’s Tom McGrath about Jay-Z’s Labor Day concert on the Parkway.
A City Council committee has approved a plan to let you fight parking tickets without having to show up in person. The vote came despite objections from the agency that hears appeals.
Mayor Nutter’s budget experts were in the hot seat as Philadelphia City Council opened hearings on Nutter’s plan to revamp the way property assessments are calculated in the city.
The clock is now ticking for Philadelphia City Council to begin grappling with what could be the biggest challenge in the budget season, the proposed “actual-value” system for property taxes.
Two city council members want to make it easier to fight City Hall — by letting people contest parking tickets and other citations without having to show up in person.
Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.
But the rewrite is by no means a done deal.
Score one for the waiters, as City Council approved a bill that stops restaurant owners in Philadelphia from deducting credit card fees from the waiters’ tips.
It’s the day before Election Day and suburban candidates and city Republicans are making the most noise.
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