City of Philadelphia
Judge Won’t Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia’s Process of Seizing Properties Tied to Drug Cases
A Federal Judge has ruled that the DA and police will have to slug it out in court with homeowners as they attempt to take down the city’s process of seizing drug-related cash, cars and houses.
The Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city’s existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.
The fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.
The next time you jog up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a moment to notice the azure blue and golden yellow flag on the righthand side. It’s Philadelphia’s “civic” flag.
The Office of LGBT Affairs was created by Mayor Nutter, but LGBT leaders fear that a future mayor might decide to kill it. So they’re backing a plan to change the city charter and make the office permanent.
At the Free Library branch on West Rittenhouse Square, during this first of six public forums this week, Comcast customers with pent-up frustrations sounded off.
The site is a one-stop clearinghouse where veterans and their families can find links to Philly-specific services including jobs, housing, and treatment.
Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.
A signing ceremony was held today in Terminal ‘A’ of Philadelphia International Airport, resolving years of friction between the city, which owns and operates the airport, and its municipal neighbors.
“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.
Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson was not saying immediately how much money the federal government will chip in for security at next year’s Democratic National Convention.
In past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.
Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer singled out one candidate — Nelson Diaz — for having done so.
Nutter has signed an executive order creating a fifteen-member oversight commission to ensure that the Justice Department’s recent recommendations become reality.
Now that this is Mayor Nutter’s last year in office, councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that another mayor could eliminate the LGBT office he created.