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.
At a City Hall rally Tuesday afternoon, members of the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools had a simple message: “Council needs to get back to work.”
City Council members adjourned for their annual three-month summer recess by refuting a newspaper editorial that said their break amounts to a paid vacation.
It was a close vote this past week as Philadelphia City Council decided to revise the city’s controversial 10-year tax abatement on new construction.
City Council President Darrell Clarke says council is not likely to vote on a hike in the liquor-by-the-drink tax until they’re clear that Harrisburg has given them approval to raise the tax for the schools bailout.
Inside City Council Chambers, parents and education advocates continued to urge City Council members to find a solution to the school district’s budget crisis during a committee hearing Wednesday.
With a new cigarette tax and pressure for other revenue the president of Philadelphia’s city council is still hoping to keep the schools intact.
A new policy of the Philadelphia Free Library to forgive overdue book fines for students came under the microscope in City Council.
John McDaniel, 39, is now facing a year and a day in federal prison.
City Council members are wondering how they and the mayor will come up with an extra $60-million for the school district and whether the state will do its share.
Philadelphia City Council is threatening to subpoena the Nutter Administration unless aides to the mayor turn over the precise formulas used to create the new and controversial property assessments.
Gender-neutral bathrooms in city-owned buildings and gender-neutral forms on websites are among new requirements in a bill that was given approval this past week by a Philadelphia city council committee.
A story uncovered by Eyewitness News catches the eye of a member of Philadelphia city council.