City Council Holds Hearing On How School District Can Expand Social Services To Include Students’ Families
The hearing was focused on expanding “community-based schooling,” in which social services that are normally offered in government offices are instead available at neighborhood schools.
A bill passed by a 14 to 2 vote in City Council Thursday drastically changed Philadelphia’s marijuana laws.
Philadelphia City Council is expected to cast a final vote this week on a bill that makes it easier for neighborhoods to set up pedestrian hangouts, as well as more space for bicycle parking.
But the push for funding continues. The School District is facing a $216 million deficit, and the budget deadline is approaching.
City Council must vote yea or nay on the mayor’s plan to sell PGW for nearly $2 billion. Even though Nutter sent the legislation to council weeks ago, no member has introduced it and no hearing has been scheduled. Council is scheduled to adjourn for the summer on June 19th.
Amid the latest Philadelphia School District cash crisis, City Council plans to put the Nutter Administration’s tax collection efforts under the microscope.
One lawmaker this past week lashed out at a state agency which has given its thumbs-up to Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell PGW.
By Mike Dunn PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia voters this past week approved a change in the city charter requiring city subcontractors to give raises to their workers. The success of that referendum prompted a celebration […]
Philadelphia school officials told city council, today, the deadline for massive lay-offs is getting close and a failure to to come up with funding will mean dire conditions in schools next year.
Philadelphia City Council is going to take a look at reigning in so-called “Pill Mills,” which are medical offices that are quick to hand out boatloads of prescription medications.
On Monday, City Council hears from school district officials on the so-called “empty shell” budget proposed for next year.
City Council President Darrell Clarke says before City Council steps up to help, local lawmakers want more oversight of the school district’s budget.
Philadelphia lawmakers are looking at forcing landlords in the city, for the first time, to conduct regular inspections of fire escapes.
Philadelphia’s Controller, Alan Butkovitz, says a culture of secrecy pervades the School District, making it difficult for anyone to get to the root of the district’s massive deficits.
Councilman-At-Large David Oh is pushing a major overhaul to the pension fund for city workers — a fund that he says is dragging down the rest of the City Hall budget.