Schwartz served one term on City Council, from 1984 until 1988. But he is remembered as well for his work promoting neighborhood activism.
The lawmakers updated regulations on outdoor signs but put off a vote on the controversial issue of billboards.
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.
A groundbreaking survey of Philadelphia restaurant workers shows the majority of them make below-poverty wages, even after tips, and get no benefits.
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.
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.
Council has voted 10-6 to repeal a wage-tax rebate for workers classified as working poor by the Commonwealth.
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.
Councilman Bill Greenlee says he was looking to make the bike lane legislation consistent with policy on regulating roadway traffic.
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.
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.
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.
City Council took a step this past week toward changing the odd way in which the city sets water rates.
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.