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Councilman Greenlee Wants To Reopen Paid Sick Leave Debate

As City Council opens its 2013 session this morning, the lawmakers will find an old controversy is back.


(A horse found tied to a fence last year in North Philadelphia.)

City Councilman Introduces Regulations Regarding Horse Ownership

A Philadelphia city councilman insists he’s not horsing around in introducing new regulations to cover when a resident keeps a horse at their house.



Philadelphia Activist and Lawmaker Ed Schwartz Dead at 69

Schwartz served one term on City Council, from 1984 until 1988. But he is remembered as well for his work promoting neighborhood activism.


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Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Forward On New Rules For Commercial Signs

The lawmakers updated regulations on outdoor signs but put off a vote on the controversial issue of billboards.


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Philadelphia Lawmaker Says He’ll Try Again For Broad Paid Sick Leave Law

City councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee in 2011 was able to get the full Council’s approval for citywide mandatory earned sick leave, but he failed to get enough votes to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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No Hope For Reduced Wage, Rebate Repealed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.


(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.



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.


(A bike lane on Spruce Street in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

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.


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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.


(Philadelphia finance director Rob Dubow, center of photo, is questioned by city councilman Bill Green, back to camera at lower right, during a city budget hearing.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

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.


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.