Councilman-at-Large Jim Kenney

Richie McKeithen (right) and staff address Philadelphia City Council in April, 2011. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Reassessment Plan Prompts Council Concerns

Mayor Nutter’s plan to reassess every single property in Philadelphia came under the microscope during a City Council hearing, with lawmakers voicing concern that longtime residents may face ‘sticker shock’ at year’s end.


(Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Ballot Question Will Decide Fate Of Philadelphia Rainy Day Fund

A ballot question will be put to Philadelphia voters next November on whether to create what’s called a Rainy Day Fund — money set aside for emergencies like the recession of the past few years.