Lawyers Could Ease Philadelphia 'Eviction Crisis,' Council Members HearCity council members heard testimony Monday that many of the thousands of evictions in Philadelphia, each year, could be avoided if the tenants had lawyers.
New 'Safe Streets' Bill Introduced To City CouncilIt comes one day after the Kenney administration released its own draft plan for safer streets, called Vision Zero.
City Council President Appoints First Members Of Regulatory Reform CommitteePhiladelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke is moving ahead with a plan to strip outdated regulations from the city code.
City Ends Controversial Practice Of Charging Child Support For Incarcerated YouthThe surprise change came just before a City Council hearing on the practice.
Philadelphia City Council Hears Potential Consequences Of Trump Budget A Philadelphia congressman says President Donald Trump's first budget will likely contain cuts that would cost the city tens-of-billions of dollars.
City Council Committee Holds Hearing, Prepares For Conservative Legislation At Federal And State LevelClarke said the city will fight the new DC policies.
Philly Councilwoman Shelves Sidewalk Bill After Public OutcryPhiladelphia city councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has hastily shelved a bill she introduced at the last council session, after an online petition and a flood of constituent calls opposing it.
Land Bank Puts City Council And Revenue Department On Collision CoursePhiladelphia City Council's President took an unusual step at Thursday's session, in order to underscore his displeasure with the city's process for disposing of vacant, tax-delinquent land.
Busy Agenda As Philadelphia City Council Meets For Year's Final SessionThere are more than 60 bills on the calendar for final passage. Many may be held; they can still be voted on next year.
Proposal To Put Ads On City Buildings Falls Short Mayor Kenney supported the proposal and said he's disappointed, but accepts the decision.
City Council Gives Ryan Howard A Philly Farewell Slugger Ryan Howard got an official Philadelphia send-off on Thursday, when City Council presented him with a resolution recognizing his contributions on, and off, the field.
City Councilwoman Settles Campaign Ethics ComplaintsPhiladelphia City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, her campaign, and a political action committee that supported her have agreed to pay a total of $8500 in fines for ethics code violations in last year's election.

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