Councilman Bill Greenlee
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.
SEPTA’s practice of using Male and Female decals on trans-passes and trail-passes — a practice that has upset the city’s transgender community — came under the microscope Tuesday in City Council.