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Council President Anna Verna

New Assessment Chief Promises More Checks Of Tax-Exempt PropertiesPhiladelphia 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.
Council Not Looking To Drop DROP, But Cut CostsCity 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.
Verna Sees No Action On Pension Program Before Year EndCouncilmembers 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.
DROP Action Delayed; Watchdog Group Sees StallingIt’s been more than three months since Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter called on City Council to abolish the controversial retirement program known as "DROP."