On Day 2 Of Budget Hearings, Council To Grill Office Of Property Assessment On AVIPhiladelphia City Council today gets a chance to grill the Office of Property Assessment, which compiled the numbers behind the new assessments going out that have generated a lot of anxiety in the neighborhoods.
PICA Board Delays Vote On Nutter's Long-Range BudgetAides to Mayor Nutter on Thursday spelled out a long list of cuts, including layoffs, that they say would be needed if the city loses its appeal of an arbitrator's award to firefighters. The move prompted the PICA board to delay its vote on Nutter's long-range budget.
Council President Clarke Optimistic About End To City's Budget BattleCouncil President Darrell Clarke postponed a Thursday morning budget hearing until next Tuesday. He hopes that will be the time when the council members come to an agreement on the perplexing budget.
Cost To Philadelphia In Dealing With 'Occupy' Protests Hits 7 FiguresOne million taxpayer dollars is the estimated price tag to the city so far of dealing with the Occupy Philadelphia protest on Dilworth Plaza.
Philadelphia's Latest Budget Hole Tops Out At $47 Million"After the reductions that we've already taken, it gets more challenging and more challenging to find additional ways to take corrective action," city finance director Rob Dubow tells KYW Newsradio.
Nutter’s Timetable For Fixing Property Taxes Draws CriticismAt least one critic doesn't think Mayor Nutter's timetable is adding up, for fixing real estate tax values in Philadelphia.