City of Philadelphia
Nearly 2,000 city workers got an unexpected day off today after a burst water pipe forced the closure of their Center City office tower.
Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to congratulate more than a dozen participants of the city’s first public policy case study competition.
Mayor Nutter says the Salvation Army has offered to donate the site of last year’s collapse, at 22nd and Market Streets, for a memorial to the six people killed.
Nutter boasted that his $4+ billion spending plan includes no tax increases, but he warned that something must be done to meet the school district’s latest request for an additional $75 million in city funding.
“This year’s cleanup is on April 5th,” said mayor Michael Nutter.
According to a budget overview obtained by KYW Newsradio, additional money for inspectors will “strengthen demolition controls to ensure safe public and private demolitions.”
The City of Philadelphia ended its snow emergency declaration about noontime Monday.
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee expressing interest in hosting the party’s 2016 national convention.
Philadelphia’s snow emergency declaration was being lifted at 2pm today.
In Philadelphia, officials are breathing a sigh of relief that the overnight accumulation did not cause widespread problems. And they stand by their decision to close city government on Friday.
With a second round of snow headed our way later today, the question is: must you shovel now, or can you wait until the last of the snow stops falling?
Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.
A snow emergency has been declared in Philadelphia as of 8pm tonight, requiring all cars parked along “snow emergency” routes to be relocated elsewhere.
“We understand that (Streets Department) resources are taxed,” said city councilwoman Cindy Bass, “but there were some areas that really seemed to be not touched at all — some areas in West Mt. Airy, some areas in Chestnut Hill.”
DA Seth Williams says that after an investigation that lasted nearly two years, the grand jury concluded it could not recommend criminal charges against anyone in this case.