As City Council Launches Budget Hearings, Nutter’s Tax Hike Plan For School Funding Appears On Life Support
As the budget hearings open, issue #1 is the School District’s request for an additional $103 million in city funding.
A Council committee is scheduled to talk Monday about a bill requiring regular safety inspections of food trucks’ fuel tanks.
An about-face this past week from Philadelphia City Council: members voted to overturn a law that they passed just two years ago after getting an earful from churches and other small non-profits in the city.
The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association says current zoning and permitting regulations include outdated definitions that lump them into the larger category of ‘street vendors.’
Cape May’s City Council meeting took a raucous turn Tuesday night when members demoted Police Chief Robert Sheehan.
Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez wants to change the city charter so that all departments and agencies would be required to have plans on dealing with residents who primarily speak other languages.
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says a permanent commission to promote enrollment — and to better fund Pre-K — is needed.
Law Requiring Owners Of Large Office Buildings To Track Energy Usage Expanded To Include Larger Apartment Buildings
This coming week City Council is expected to approve an expansion of that law, so that about 800 apartment buildings also have to benchmark.
Philly Voters May See Ballot Question On Whether Or Not City Should Create Commission Devoted To Women’s Issues
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the city has not had a commission devoted to women’s issues since the 1980’s and she says it is sorely needed.
Mayor Nutter presents his eighth and final budget one week from Thursday — and the key questions are whether and how he will respond to the latest hat-in-hand request from the School District.
Philadelphia officials are bringing in a structural engineer early this week to look at water damage suffered in City Council chambers.
The 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.
Philadelphia’s longtime consumer advocate, Lance Haver, has left the Nutter Administration to take a new City Council post: Director of Civic Engagement.
Councilman Curtis Jones has, as promised, introduced a bill that mandates exterior security cameras at the exits of all drinking establishments.
O’Neill says the DNC decision shows how much the hospitality industry has grown since 2000 when Philly hosted the GOP convention.