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.
A Commission To Coordinate Investments In Philadelphia Could Be Coming SoonIf the bill passes, and Mayor Kenney signs it, voters would be asked to approve it in a referendum. A similar bill passed in 2000, but never went on the ballot.
Chicken Ownership In Philadelphia Might Hatch SoonNearly 900 people have joined Breen's "Philadelphia Backyard Chickens" group and are calling, writing, even visiting council members...
City Councilman To Compete In Martial Arts TournamentIt seems the councilman likes to grapple with more than just the issues.
Leslie Odom Jr. Visits Philadelphia City Council ChambersBroadway star, actor, and singer Leslie Odom Jr. played to another packed house this past week.
City Council Committee Hears Arguments Over New BillboardA city council committee, today, approved two bills that would rezone a plot of land in the northeast from parkland to industrial, in order to allow the installation of a digital billboard there.
New Bills To Reduce Lead Poisoning Risk In PhiladelphiaWith lead contamination in Flint, Michigan water grabbing headlines, a group of city council members is planning to introduce a package of bills that would tighten lead rules in Philadelphia.