Clarena Tolson

Council Balks at Oh's Plan For More Aggressive Approach to Tax CollectionsCouncilman David Oh (right photo) wants any tax payment more than a year overdue to be automatically be turned over to a collection agency.
Is City Doing A Good Job Against Tax Deadbeats? Nutter, City Council Opinions DifferThe Nutter Administration says it's doing a better job, but City Council members are wondering if more can be done.
City's Collection Of 'School Income Tax' Reaping Rewards
Taxes Under The Microscope Amid School District Cash Crisis Amid the latest Philadelphia School District cash crisis, City Council plans to put the Nutter Administration's tax collection efforts under the microscope.
Nutter: No Let-Up In Effort To Nab Tax Deadbeats Despite ChangesThe 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.
Phila. Official Announces More Vigorous Collection of School TaxNutter 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.
Philadelphia Revenue Chief Promises Firmer Hand Dealing With Tax DeadbeatsClarena Tolson, the longtime Philadelphia streets commissioner, is now the revenue commissioner.
Philadelphia Officials Gear Up for 2013 'Spring Cleanup' DayThe Spring Cleanup is a citywide volunteer campaign to spruce up streets and parks. This year it will be held on Saturday, April 13th.
Extensive Road Work Begins In Center CityDrivers, 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.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Eye New Use For Old Trash: Energy ProductionWaste 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.
Streets Department Announces Residential Christmas Tree Recycling ProgramThe Philadelphia Streets Department has announced that The Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program will run for two weeks in 2012.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Forward On Trash Collection Tax Rebate For CondosOver 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.
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