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.
The Mayor gathered with Council President Darrell Clarke and several members of City Council late Wednesday afternoon to announce he had reached what he labeled a compromise on the school fund plan.
City Council is making it easier for merchants at the Italian Market to fill up curbside stands that are now vacant.
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was happy to bring the proposal before City Council, saying, “It’s because it’s such a candid book. Howard Zinn is a person who has been a civil rights fighter during his whole adult life.”
A company that makes ATM-style kiosks which offer cash for used cell phones is fighting an effort to ban them in Philadelphia. Officials of the firm will appear at a City Council hearing later today.
In the wake of a medic unit bursting into flames, heavily damaging a firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets, City Council has voted to hold public hearings into the condition and safety of Philadelphia fire apparatus, while the CBS 3 I-Team has uncovered visual evidence of still more problems.
“People have the right to live in a clean neighborhood,” says Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.
City council and the mayor are split over extending a grace period for those whose appeals are still pending when the bills come due.
Nearly 18 months after a vacant, burning Kensington warehouse collapsed, killing Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, and injuring two fellow firefighters, a unanimous vote in City Council signaled the start of a new search for answers and reform.
Following an exclusive CBS 3 I-Team report on an April 9,2012 Kensington Warehouse fire, that killed Lieutenant Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, injuring two other firefighters, City Councilman James Kenney is calling for City Council hearings into the deadly five-alarmer and building collapse.
City Council wants to expand its “living wage” requirements for companies that do business with City Hall and that question could go to the voters next spring.
Some Pittsburghers are being ticketed for parking in their own driveways under an obscure ordinance that requires them to pay $225 for a permit if they wish to park within 30 feet of a street.
As the probe into the deadly June collapse of a Center City building continues, a special city council committee held its fifth and final public hearing Thursday on demolition and safety recommendations.
The 2009 one-percent hike in the Philadelphia sales tax was supposed to be temporary, but it’s now permanent as part of the state’s solution to the school district cash crisis.
As City Council continued its probe Thursday into last month’s tragic building collapse on Market Street, they heard from independent demolition experts who said that city inspectors inspect very little.