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Philadelphia Restaurant Workers Getting Burnt, Wage/Benefits Survey Finds

A groundbreaking survey of Philadelphia restaurant workers shows the majority of them make below-poverty wages, even after tips, and get no benefits.

10/10/2012

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City Council Debates Plan To Increase Fines For Illegal ATV Riding

A city council committee today debates a plan from the Nutter Administration to boost the penalties for riding all terrain vehicles in parks and on sidewalks.

10/03/2012

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City Will Look At Increasing Ad Space On Philadelphia Newsstands

A city councilman wants to expand the amount of advertising that’s allowed on Philadelphia newsstands, with some of the extra revenue going to the city.

09/27/2012

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No Hope For Reduced Wage, Rebate Repealed

Council has voted 10-6 to repeal a wage-tax rebate for workers classified as working poor by the Commonwealth.

07/01/2012

(Council President Darrell Clarke, second from right, huddles with colleagues as budget negotiations continued Thursday morning.) (credit: KYW's Mike Dunn)

Support For Mayor Nutter’s Property Tax Plan Waning

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.

06/14/2012

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City Council Scheduled To Discuss Budget, AVI

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.

06/14/2012

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Philadelphia City Council Votes To Take Control of Bike Lane Placement

Councilman Bill Greenlee says he was looking to make the bike lane legislation consistent with policy on regulating roadway traffic.

06/07/2012

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City Council Wants More Control Over Bike Lanes

Bicycle advocates – and the Nutter Administration – are reluctantly going along with a proposal to give Philadelphia City Council more control over the location of bike lanes.

05/30/2012

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Philadelphia City Council Feels Squeeze of Budget Deadline Amid Open Questions

The mayor’s budget hinges on state approval of a homestead exemption, and separately, gaining the ability to adjust the split of property taxes between the city and the school district.

05/23/2012

Jerry Connors (right) tells councilman Bill Green he is fine with written appeals online but not by phone or Skype. (credit: City of Phila. TV)

City Council Committee Approves Bill To Make Fighting Parking Tickets Easier

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.

04/26/2012

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City Looks To Change Method For Setting Water Rates

City Council took a step this past week toward changing the odd way in which the city sets water rates.

04/22/2012

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Councilman Wants Landlords’ Properties Up To Code Before They Get A License

Philadelphia City Council will look at closing a little loophole in which property owners who don’t keep their houses up to code can still receive a landlord’s license.

03/02/2012

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Philadelphia City Council Approves Bar Bouncer Training Bill

Bar bouncers are going to have to bone up on crowd control: City Council has given final approval to a measure requiring that all bouncers get proper training.

12/09/2011

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City Council Votes To Keep Waiters’ Tips Out Of Restaurant Owners’ Hands

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.

11/18/2011

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PPA Head Says ‘Wish We Thought Of That’ To Councilman’s Penalty Delay Idea

“I do think that the Councilman’s bill, if its explained to me correctly, is visionary thinking. And I’m ashamed that someone here didn’t think of it,” Vince Fennerty said.

10/27/2011

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