City Council Committee Votes To Release $25M For Schools, But Scrutiny Isn't OverCity Council is expected to release $25 million for city schools, but council members at a hearing today said the scrutiny of district finances will continue.
Expansion Promised For Philadelphia's EnergyFIT ProgramCity Council President Darrell Clarke, on Wednesday, promised to expand a program that helps low-income Philadelphia residents stay in their homes by making repairs and improving energy efficiency.
Philadelphia Housing Authority Opens New Complex In Strawberry MansionIt’s the first housing construction project the agency has done in more than three years.
Council Leaders Insist Politics Not In Play In Rejection Of Nutter's School Funding ProposalPhiladelphia City Council adjourned for the summer this past week after rejecting some key initiatives of Mayor Nutter.
Clarke's Restructuring Plan Advances After Compromise With MayorCouncil President Clarke wants a new form of government that would elevate the status of planning and development.
Plans To Makeover Gallery Shopping Mall Hit City Council RoadblockThe Gallery's owner, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, or PREIT, needs City Council approval of six bills that allow the renovation of the Gallery to move forward.
City Council President Cancels Neighborhood Budget HearingsCity Council President Darrell Clarke has decided to cancel budget hearings that were to be held outside of City Hall in Philadelphia's neighborhoods.
City Council Denies Delay In Budget Hearings Is To Stall Property Tax DebateThe leaders of Philadelphia City Council are denying that the reason they pushed back their annual budget hearing schedule was to avoid a debate on raising property taxes until after the May 19th primary.
City Council President Agrees To Slow Down Effort To Revamp City’s Home Rule CharterThe City Council President's ambitious plan to reorganize huge portions of Philadelphia government has moved off of the fast-track, in the wake of concerns by some in the city's development community.
Board That Will Rule On Philly Water Rates About To Become RealityA long-planned overhaul of how water rates are set in Philadelphia is about to finally become reality.
Cooperation At City Hall Over Plan For More Affordable HousingHas peace broken out at Philadelphia City Hall? Seven months after City Council announced an ambitious plan to boost affordable housing in Philadelphia, the effort is finally moving forward with the cooperation of the Nutter Administration.
Firm Hired To Analyze Proposed Sale of PGW Finds Several Issues With DealA consultant hired by Philadelphia City Council to analyze the proposed sale of PGW finds several big concerns with the deal, including the possibility that the buyer could simply flip PGW to another buyer.