Even with approval of the new money for schools, Council President Darrell Clarke is continuing to voice his displeasure with the answers provided by District officials during hearings.
Philadelphia City Council adjourned for the summer this past week after rejecting some key initiatives of Mayor Nutter.
It was in August of last year that Ed Neilson was sworn in to City Council, to fill the seat made vacant by the resignation of Bill Green.
A packed agenda Thursday in Philadelphia City Council, as lawmakers today hold their final meeting before adjourning for the summer. Among the items up for a final vote: a school district bailout and a tax break for the owners of the Gallery.
Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to purchase land in Northeast Philadelphia on which to build a new prison has collapsed in City Council.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority wants to demolish two blighted, high-rise towers in the neighborhood known as Sharswood, and put up townhomes in their place.
Options include tax abatements to offset the cost, and “mandatory camera installation for nuisance businesses.”
A deadly fire escape collapse in Center City 18 months ago has prompted a proposal in City Council to require building owners to have their fire escapes inspected every five years.
Council members, including education committee chair Jannie Blackwell, wanted to know why the district no longer mandated that kids be taught cursive writing.
Mayor Nutter’s plan to hike property taxes 9% for more school funding continues to draw skepticism from City Council members.
Officials say PHLCouncil.com was hacked and replaced with new content just one day after Pennsylvania’s primary election day.
Today is decision day for the voters of Pennsylvania.
City Council President Darrell Clarke has decided to cancel budget hearings that were to be held outside of City Hall in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
DA Seth Williams is not pleased with the mayor’s proposed budget, which sets aside just under $35 million for the DA’s Office. He told council members that other offices are getting increases.
This week brings the first broadcast ads of former City Councilman Jim Kenney and former D-A Lynne Abraham. They’re not the first, of course. State Senator Anthony Williams jumped in with his own ads last month; former PGW executive Doug Oliver last week. And independent political committees have been running ads in support of Kenney and Williams.