Councilman Bill Green
Community groups concerned about losing their voice in the process dominated the second City Council hearing on the plan to rewrite, top to bottom, the city’s antiquated zoning laws.
Outside City Hall: a protest against a proposed soda tax. Inside City Hall: council members talking about how to avoid a soda tax while still bailing out the cash-strapped School District.
Arlene Ackerman wants $102 million from the city to help cover the school district’s massive deficit, but councilmembers why the school district is spending money on other programs.
As Philadelphia today hosts the big bike race, city officials are in the midst of a battle over adding new bicycle-only lanes to some Center City streets.
At least one critic doesn’t think Mayor Nutter’s timetable is adding up, for fixing real estate tax values in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia City Council today passed a bill to close a loophole in the city’s campaign financing regulations that allowed campaign donors to give more than the legal limit to city candidates.
Introduced today in Philadelphia City Council: a plan that could radically alter the city’s business tax by shifting some of the burden from local firms to large, national companies.