Council President Anna Verna
Philadelphia City Hall’s new top property assessor tells City Council members that his evaluators will make sure tax-exempt properties are checked more frequently, to make sure they are what they advertise.
City Council leaders say they’ll finally schedule a hearing on the controversial DROP pension perk in April but in the meantime they’re looking for ways to keep the program alive, with a smaller price tag.
Councilmembers have been putting off scheduling a hearing on the mayor’s plan to eliminate DROP (the “Deferred Retirement Option Plan”) until they hear back from a Baltimore consultant.
It’s been more than three months since Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter called on City Council to abolish the controversial retirement program known as “DROP.”