Councilmembers Give Final OK to Revamp of City's Billboard Regulations It could lead to more digital billboards, though fewer outdoor signboards overall.
Phila. Councilman Agrees To Delay Vote on Land Purchase for Future PrisonSixth District councilman Bobby Henon, whose district includes the land that the city intends to buy, originally planned to call the measure up for a vote, but then changed his mind.
Phila. Lawmaker Nixes Vote on Consolidation of 311 and 911 Call CentersThe mayor's chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration's plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.
Philadelphia City Council Rescinds New Billboard Law After PennDOT Pushback The recall comes after the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that it is revoking the city's ability to regulate billboards along major Philadelphia roadways.
City Council Approves New Rules For Billboards in City of Philadelphia The end result could be fewer billboards overall, but more of them would be digital electronic displays.
Councilman Urges Continuation of Property-Tax-Hike Pause Button For Cases Under AppealLast year City Council and Mayor Nutter approved a bit of a break: if an appeal of a new assessment was not resolved by the time tax bills were due, owners could pay the original amount, then settle up when the appeal is later resolved.
City Council Tries Again to Overhaul Philadelphia's Billboard RegulationsIt was in November of 2013 that a Council committee approved a top-to-bottom overhaul of billboard regulations. But, like many compromises, the measure left both activists and billboard companies unhappy and the measure was sidelined.
Councilmembers Say Cancellation of PGW Deal Was Right Thing To Do"Hang in there, because we're going to come up with a better plan," councilwoman Marian Tasco told her colleagues.
Can Philadelphia Lure More Industries To City Using Unused Land?Decades after most industries left Philadelphia, City Council plans to look at how unused land might coax them back.
City-Run Summer Day Camp Wraps Up in Northeast PhiladelphiaAt Vogt Playground, in the city's Tacony section, 8- to 12-year-olds celebrated the end of the six-week "Philly Play" summer camp series by going head-to-head in a variety of sports and activities.
Pa. Ranks Out Of Top 10 States For Solar Energy, N.J. Ranks 3rdPenn Environment field organizer Sophie Grueterich says while Philadelphia has set a goal of producing enough solar power for 20,000 homes by 2025, more solar-friendly policies are needed to make it happen.
Philly Summer Recreation Program Invites First Lady Michelle ObamaThe children have put together a video inviting the first lady to the program's big finish on August 13th, at Vogt Recreation Center.