Nutter's Proposed Budget Gets Tepid Reception Among Philadelphia LawmakersNutter delivered his final budget to City Council by asking the lawmakers to hike property taxes 9.3 percent.
Local Republican Leader On Philadelphia Hosting The DNC: 'I Just Think It's Fantastic'O'Neill says the DNC decision shows how much the hospitality industry has grown since 2000 when Philly hosted the GOP convention.
Daycare Advocates Fuming as Phila. Moves Toward Modification of Zoning RulesPhiladelphia's new zoning code -- which took effect two years ago -- changed the way that some daycare centers get city approval. One councilman urged a return to the former process.
Nutter Weighing City Council's Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of PotThe bill's sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.
Phila. City Council Set For Summer Recess With PGW Deal On HoldMuch to Mayor Nutter's chagrin, his controversial plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works will not be introduced before City Council adjourns for the summer season.
City Council Overrides Nutter Veto On Medical Office Zoning in NE Phila.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.
City Council Demands Zoning Restrictions on Doctors' Offices in NE Phila."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.
Phila. Lawmakers Snub Nutter-Corbett Plan For Funding City's SchoolsOver the objections of the Nutter administration, a City Council committee has approved its own plan to funnel an extra $50 million to the city's cash-starved school district.
Nutter Says Sticker Shock Property Values May Not HappenSticker shock in the form of new property values are due to be mailed out to Philadelphia homeowners in about two weeks.
Councilman Rethinks Plan to Expand Oversight of Community GardensCouncilman Brian O'Neill now has withdrawn his plan after getting what he admits was an earful from advocates and organizers of community gardens.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Modify City's Brand-New Zoning Code, Over Objections of AuthorsCity Council's Rules Committee, by a narrow 4-3 vote, approved changes to the zoning code proposed by 10th District councilman Brian O'Neill.
Controversy, Confusion Accompany City Property Tax OverhaulConfusion reigns at Philadelphia City Hall as council and the Nutter Administration grapple over the already overdue budget as well as how to fix the property tax system.