Councilman Curtis Jones
The Actual Value Initiative, or “AVI” became the most battled-over program in City Hall during 2013.
Philadelphia’s Chief Assessment Officer, Ritchie McKeithen, was on the hot seat Tuesday during the second day of budget hearings in City Council chambers.
Today is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania. The campaigns are out in force, signing up procrastinators.
Race Court is in place where a judge will be ready to issue those arrested for drunken behavior with fines and possible community service.
The rhetoric is rising in City Council in the debate over whether to overhaul Philadelphia’s property tax structure in a way that gives the School District an extra $94 million.
School District leaders met with City Council members yesterday, to try to persuade them to support Mayor Nutter’s Actual Value tax plan and the extra $94-million it would provide for the district.
Members of Philadelphia’s Muslim community are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of criminals who are dressing as Muslim women to carry out the crimes.
One day after the head of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission admitted to financial mismanagement under the SRC’s previous leadership, City Council members voiced misgivings about raising an extra $90 million to help bail out the school district.
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.
Philadelphia City Council took a close look at the city’s troubled bail system on Wednesday, but key players in that system were no-shows.
A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has granted a union request to force schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman to rescind 1,500 teacher layoffs for the time being.
Councilman Curtis Jones read the proclamation honoring Joseph Lozito, 40, who last February subdued a knife-wielding man on a subway near Times Square, after the man had allegedly fatally stabbed three others.
Philadelphia City Hall’s new top property assessor tells City Council members that his evaluators will make sure tax-exempt properties are checked more frequently, to make sure they are what they advertise.
A Philadelphia City Council committee received some startling stats while holding a hearing on bullying and violence in the city’s schools.
City Council leaders say they’ll finally schedule a hearing on the controversial DROP pension perk in April but in the meantime they’re looking for ways to keep the program alive, with a smaller price tag.