By Mike Dunn PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With the School District still in dire financial straits, the city’s Revenue Commissioner says her department’s effort to collect a little-known tax that benefits the schools is paying off. […]
Amid the latest Philadelphia School District cash crisis, City Council plans to put the Nutter Administration’s tax collection efforts under the microscope.
The man hired by Mayor Nutter to ramp up the battle against tax deadbeats has now departed City Hall, but the mayor says his resolve to nab those who don’t pay will not ease up in the new year.
Nutter administration officials are promising to do a better job collecting a little-known tax that applies to income from investments and which goes entirely to the school system.
Clarena Tolson, the longtime Philadelphia streets commissioner, is now the revenue commissioner.
The Spring Cleanup is a citywide volunteer campaign to spruce up streets and parks. This year it will be held on Saturday, April 13th.
Drivers, be warned. Center City will be even more clogged than usual, especially after 7 p.m. for the next six weeks, as crews scrape and then pave seven miles of streets in the heart of town.
Waste Management plans to build a $20-million facility in Northeast Philadelphia to process trash in a way that creates pellets which can be used as fuel.
The Philadelphia Streets Department has announced that The Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program will run for two weeks in 2012.
Over the objections of the mayor, Philadelphia City Council has given preliminary okay to a $200 annual property tax rebate for condominium owners, because some use private trash haulers.
The Streets Department is doing a citywide survey of alley lights, because of rampant vandalism to the lights caused by those who would prefer that the alleys stay dark.
Streets commissioner Clarena Tolson asked council to approve spending an extra $1.9 million for road salt. She says the current supply — about 12-thousand tons — is enough only to cover one more major storm.
Philadelphia Streets Department crews are launching their annual pothole repair program a few weeks early because of the rash of storms we’ve had of late.
Nutter says there are “too many areas” of Philadelphia where the condition of the streets are still quite poor.
Streets commissioner Clarena Tolson says Wednesday’s storm produced a “sandwiching” effect, with a layer of packed ice between the day’s two snowfalls.