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Council President Darrell Clarke

(A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Andre Bennett)

Ignoring Mayor’s Deadline, Council Looks Likely To Adjourn Before Voting On PGW Sale

City Council must vote yea or nay on the mayor’s plan to sell PGW for nearly $2 billion. Even though Nutter sent the legislation to council weeks ago, no member has introduced it and no hearing has been scheduled. Council is scheduled to adjourn for the summer on June 19th.

06/03/2014

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Nutter Vows To Sign Bill Aimed At Getting Vacant Properties Into Hands Of New Owners

After months of contentious negotiations, City Council approved — and Mayor Nutter plans to sign — a bill that creates what’s called a Land Bank.

12/16/2013

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Nutter: Bill To Sell Parking Garage Under Love Park Not Moving Fast Enough

Mayor Nutter on Thursday transmitted to City Council a bill to sell the underground garage to a Chicago firm called InterPark for nearly $30 million. But the measure was never formally introduced, and Nutter’s spokesman Mark McDonald says that pushed the deal to next year.

11/23/2013

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Mayor Nutter, Council President Reach Agreement On Funding For School District

The Mayor gathered with Council President Darrell Clarke and several members of City Council late Wednesday afternoon to announce he had reached what he labeled a compromise on the school fund plan.

10/30/2013

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Nutter Makes Last-Ditch Push For Increased Liquor Tax To Fund Schools

City Council members on Wednesday are expected to give initial approval to the operating budget, and they’ve already approved a new cigarette tax. But they appear unlikely to move on a proposal to hike the liquor-by-the-drink tax from ten to fifteen percent.

06/11/2013

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Analysis: Gun Background Check Bill Round 2; Early Moves In 2015 Mayor’s Race

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that Republican Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania thinks he may have the votes to try and pass the legislation to intensify gun background checks that was recently defeated in the Senate.

04/30/2013

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Philadelphia’s AVI Architect Takes Heat At Budget Hearings

Philadelphia’s Chief Assessment Officer, Ritchie McKeithen, was on the hot seat Tuesday during the second day of budget hearings in City Council chambers.

03/26/2013

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Taxes Top Agenda For City Council 2013 Session

Also looming is the continued financial woes of the school district, and the debate over the planned closure of 37 school buildings.

01/22/2013

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Two City Council Employees Facing DUI Charges

Investigators say an aide for the Philadelphia City Council President and a Sergeant-at-arms are under arrest and facing charges following a Saturday early morning crash in the city’s Spring Garden section.

09/08/2012

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Split Council Gives Initial ‘OK’ To Property Tax Plan; Budget Talks Continue

Working late into the evening Thursday, City Council members reluctantly gave initial approval to an overhaul of Philadelphia’s property tax system.

06/08/2012

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Homestead Applications Being Taken Before Program Is Approved

Starting Friday, Philadelphia homeowners can apply for a homestead exemption — even though the program has not yet even been approved by the state legislature.

06/01/2012

(Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke, left, talks airport security with Mark Gale, CEO of the city's airports.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Airport CEO Answers City Council’s Questions About Security After Gate Crashing

The incident last month in which a 24-year-old man rammed a gate at Philadelphia International Airport has prompted the airport to review the strength of its security perimeter.

04/17/2012