City Councilman Says Philly Animal Control Is Still 'Underfunded'Philadelphia's Animal Control Team is greatly improved but still in need of upgrades, according to testimony before a City Council committee last week.
Councilman Under A Cloud Gets High-Profile LawyerCity taxpayers are footing the bill.
Councilman Henon Speaks Publicly For First Time About FBI RaidsHe says he doesn't know why FBI agents searched his offices.
Sources: Feds Request Kenney Campaign Records In Connection To Dougherty, Henon RaidsRecords relating to the campaign of former city councilman, now Mayor Jim Kenney, will soon be in the hands of federal investigators.
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.