Councilman Bill Greenlee
Philadelphia City Council will take up a bill later this month to regulate tanning salons, now that it’s been approved in committee.
Philadelphia’s Chief Assessment Officer, Ritchie McKeithen, was on the hot seat Tuesday during the second day of budget hearings in City Council chambers.
Council voted 11-6 for the measure, but a two-thirds majority, or 12 votes, will be needed to override another expected veto from the Mayor.
Councilman Bill Greenlee says he has received calls from job-hunters who say the potential employer wanted a password to access their otherwise-private Facebook page or other personal info.
A city council committee was not horsing around when its members approved the first-ever regulations on keeping a horse as a pet in Philadelphia.
Today’s hearing was called by Council President Darrell Clarke, who along with several other council members visited Baltimore last month to see how that city has ramped up its crime camera program.
Councilman Bill Greenlee says the case last year of a Nutley, New Jersey mother accused of putting her daughter inside a tanning booth was only the most prominent incident of what he believes is a growing problem.
Today brings the start of two months of Philadelphia City Council hearings on Mayor Nutter’s new budget, and the process could get heated over Nutter’s plan to overhaul property assessments, while bringing in $90-million extra to the Philadelphia School District.
Imagine this: the Philadelphia Parking Authority cutting you some slack!
Philadelphia City Council wanted its own hearings on the school district plan to close nine school buildings and reconfigure some of others.
But the late penalties themselves will go up slightly once the grace period has expired.
Over the objections of the mayor, Philadelphia City Council has given preliminary okay to a $200 annual property tax rebate for condominium owners, because some use private trash haulers.
Now that Mayor Michael Nutter has sent Philadelphia City Council word for the second time in less than a week that he’s vetoing recent legislation — the latest is a sick-leave bill — some Council members are accusing the mayor of hypocrisy.
In the middle of pressing soda and property tax issues, City Council dealt with two controversial bills dealing with sick leave and the DROP program.
The original bill requiring earned sick leave covered all Philadelphia businesses, but now Councilman Bill Greenlee has amended it to exclude small firms.
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