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Councilman Bill Greenlee

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New Bill Offers Pregnant Women A Bit Of A Break While On The Job

Approved at Council’s last meeting of 2013 was a measure authored by Councilman Bill Greenlee that requires local employers to give pregnant workers reasonable accommodations.

12/15/2013

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City Council Committee Approves Bill To Require Parental Consent For Minors To Use Tanning Salons

Philadelphia City Council will take up a bill later this month to regulate tanning salons, now that it’s been approved in committee.

05/16/2013

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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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Future Of Paid Sick Leave Bill Now In Mayor’s Hands

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.

03/15/2013

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Councilman Wants To Keep Employers Out Of Jobseekers’ Facebook Accounts

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.

02/22/2013

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A Philadelphia City Council Committee Approves Pet Horse Regulations

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.

02/13/2013

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Council Members Want To Boost City Surveillance System

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.

02/11/2013

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NJ ‘Tanning Mom’ Case Prompts Philadelphia Councilman To Propose Regulations

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.

01/31/2013

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City Council Begins Hearings On Mayor Nutter’s Budget, Today

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.

03/26/2012

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Philadelphia City Council OKs Grace Period For Parking Tickets

Imagine this: the Philadelphia Parking Authority cutting you some slack!

12/01/2011

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Philadelphia City Council Holds Hearing On School Closure Plan

Philadelphia City Council wanted its own hearings on the school district plan to close nine school buildings and reconfigure some of others.

11/29/2011

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City Lawmakers Approve Ten-Day Grace Period For Parking Ticket Payments

But the late penalties themselves will go up slightly once the grace period has expired.

11/16/2011

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Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Forward On Trash Collection Tax Rebate For Condos

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.

10/18/2011

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Council Members Feel Stung By Mayor Nutter’s Veto Of Sick-Leave Bill

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.

06/29/2011

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Philadelphia City Council Pass Sick Leave And DROP Bills

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.

06/17/2011

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