Mayor Nutter vetoed a bill that would require a zoning variance for any new medical offices in the northeast section of the city. But City Council quickly overrode the veto.
“The Upper Northeast is overloaded with medical practices, and the new zoning code pretty much allows anything to be turned medical,” said Councilman Brian O’Neill.
Sixth District councilman Bobby Henon says bandit signs -– usually offering cash for gold or cash for your home or car — are a constant and annoying nuisance throughout the city.
City Council wants to put Mayor Nutter’s property assessors under the microscope.
With jobs in manufacturing on the rise across the country, Mayor Michael Nutter has created a task force to find ways Philadelphia can jump on that bandwagon.
The Council hearing came one day after the administration decided to continue the legal battle and appeal the arbitration award in Commonwealth Court.
Firefighters opposed to the plan packed Council chambers today as councilmembers Jim Kenney, Bobby Henon, and Mark Squilla questioned Commissioner Ayers firsthand about the transfer policy.
Joe Syrnick of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation said the final legislation should satisfy both environmentalists and developers.
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.
“It becomes a domino effect, where you have one problem property turning in to an entire block of problem properties,” an economist testified. “And then, there goes the neighborhood.”
The trash on Marsden Street in the Northeast used to be a problem only for Tacony and 6th District Councilman Bobby Henon.
Councilman Henon is now asking people in his district to report nuisance properties and absentee landlords. His website has a map of properties of homes that have multiple license and inspection violations.
Philadelphia has strict rules on setting out trash at the curb, but a councilman says those rules should be relaxed for senior citizens.
Two city council members want to make it easier to fight City Hall — by letting people contest parking tickets and other citations without having to show up in person.
Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.