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City Council President Darrell Clarke

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

More Wrangling Between Mayor Nutter, City Council Over PGW Sale

City Council President Darrell Clarke is signaling to colleagues that he doesn’t want the mayor’s plan to sell PGW to be formally introduced in council until consultants study the deal further.

04/11/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

City Council President Rejects Request For Hearing On Council’s Own Budget

Despite a plea from a political watchdog group, City Council has no intention of holding public hearings on its own budget.

03/15/2014

DC 33 President Pete Matthews. (credit: Mike Dunn/KYW)

Nutter Resumes Talks With DC 33, 3 Days After Reaching Deal With DC 47

Both District Councils 33, the blue collar union, and DC 47, the white collar union, had been without contracts since 2009. But now 47 has a deal, pending ratification, and that may give some impetus to speeding up a settlement between the city and 33.

02/28/2014

(Flanked by other city officials, Mayor Nutter speaks to reporters about the Actual Value Initiative, AVI.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

2013 IN REVIEW: AVI Becomes Reality For Philadelphia Homeowners

The Actual Value Initiative, or “AVI” became the most battled-over program in City Hall during 2013.

12/29/2013

(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke, in file photo from City of Phila. TV)

Council Prez: City Hesitant to Give School District More Money Unless State Does, Too

Council President Darrell Clarke says council will comply with the School District’s request, but only if Harrisburg does the same. But how Clarke could get such guarantees is unclear, particularly since the state budget is unlikely to be settled before the city’s.

05/10/2013

(A Philadelphia Police Department surveillance camera.  File photo)

Council Members Want To Boost City Surveillance System

Today’s hearing was called by Council President Darrell Clarke, who along with several other council members visited Baltimore last month to see how that city has ramped up its crime camera program.

02/11/2013

US Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., testifies before Philadelphia City Council
regarding a second casino license in the city.  (Credit: City of
Phila. TV)

Brady Pushes Proposal For Second Casino Benefiting City Schools, Pension Fund

Congressman Brady and others are backing a plan in which Penn National Gaming would run the second casino, and two-thirds of the revenues would be channeled through a non-profit to the struggling school district and the pension fund.

02/08/2013

City Hall (credit: Tim McLaughlin)

City Council Puts Off Hearing On Nutter’s Two-Tier Pension Proposal

City Council president Darrell Clarke gaveled the 2012 legislative session to a close last week, but he did so without ever scheduling a hearing on a pension reform plan submitted by Mayor Nutter way back in September.

12/17/2012

Temple University

Temple Students Taking Up On-Street Parking Spurs City Council Action

City Council President Darrell Clarke, whose district includes the Temple campus, has gotten an earful over the years from nearby residents who are furious that students are clogging up parking.

12/03/2012

(File Photo Courtesy of Tony Hanson)

Controversy, Confusion Accompany City Property Tax Overhaul

Confusion 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.

06/05/2012

(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Council President Clarke Optimistic About End To City’s Budget Battle

Council President Darrell Clarke postponed a Thursday morning budget hearing until next Tuesday. He hopes that will be the time when the council members come to an agreement on the perplexing budget.

05/31/2012

(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

City Council President Clarke Responds To Mayor Nutter’s Controversial Property Tax Plan

City Council President Darrell Clarke on Thursday delivered a shot across the bow to Mayor Nutter’s plan to overhaul property taxes.

05/03/2012

(credit: steve tawa, kyw newsradio)

New City Council President Darrell Clarke Ready To Work With Nutter Administration

The new Philadelphia City Council President took the stage and set a positive tone, during Inauguration Ceremonies at the Academy of Music on Monday.

01/02/2012