The ink was barely dry on Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works to a private utility when it became clear that the move faces an extremely tough sell on City Council. Nutter, though, voices optimism.
Although there was a lengthy discussion, Judge Mary Jacobson agreed that Mack needs to leave office immediately.
The decision on whether to call a special election rests now with Council President Darrell Clarke, and for the moment he is not commenting about his plans.
With little fanfare, City Council this past week gave final passage to a package of laws aimed at making demolitions in Philadelphia safer. The legislation was the result of last summer’s Market Street collapse that killed six.
City Council President Darrell Clarke wants to make permanent a leadership position on council that was created, informally, two years ago.
City Council members want higher limits on the value of gifts city workers can accept.
Final bids are due at the end of this month from companies that are vying to purchase the Philadelphia Gas Works from the city.
The debate over who will pay for renovations at Love Park is expected to continue after City Council members return from their winter break in late January.
SEPTA GM Joe Casey says it’s more than cleaning up. It’s installing cameras and better lighting and possibly getting retail development.
Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says L&I’s efforts to clean up unsightly vacant lots are stymied because absentee owners lock them.
You didn’t do the tagging, but if it’s on your property, city council says it’s on you to clean it up.
City Council plans to extend a deadline for one of the programs that will give homeowners relief next year in the wake of Philadelphia’s new property assessments.
City Council has another hearing scheduled Thursday afternoon on its plan to overhaul how demolitions are carried out in Philadelphia, and some differences exist among the lawmakers on a few proposals.
Billboard companies and activists opposed to billboards were all unhappy Tuesday after a city council committee approved a top-to-bottom overhaul of Philadelphia’s billboard regulations.
It was hotel versus hotel as City Council members today gave initial approval to a tax break for a developer who wants to build two new hotels in Center City. Existing hoteliers cried foul.