City of Philadelphia
Since the deadly demolition site building collapse in center city one year ago, the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has been working more closely with federal workplace safety officials.
The primary reason for the decision, the mayor said, is cost.
Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams in a 39-page written response, included in the Controller’s Report, refuted the findings raising “objections to the incomplete, inaccurate and misleading interpretations of Department data that underlie the Report’s recommendations.”
At Philadelphia City Hall, the elementary school students got a taste of what it’s like to be in a real courtroom when they served as jurors in mock trials.
The City of Philadelphia has cut the ribbon on an historic building in Mount Airy, once a neighborhood eyesore, that has been fully renovated to its 19th-Century glory.
The city charter requires that departmental regulations and notices of meetings be published in local newspapers. That charter dates from the early 1950s, so of course there’s no mention of the Internet.
The ninth annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (“ETE”) Conference is drawing 500 global tech leaders to Philadelphia.
A Center City office tower, which houses nearly two-thousand city workers, will be closed for a second day in a row Thursday.
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.