Councilman James Kenney
The vote, backed by Councilman Jim Kenney, came despite a plea from Verizon that no hearing is needed.
It was lunch at a swanky center city Philadelphia restaurant today for a majority of City Council members. They insisted no official business was being discussed, and kept reporters from entering.
Tuesday’s general election in Philadelphia has now given way to another election — one with just seventeen voters.
The City of Philadelphia will most likely renew its contract with the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) following a positive review of the contract.
This past week Philadelphia schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman was notably missing from a School Reform Commission meeting leading to speculation that she is on her way out.
Philadelphia City Council, which controls the purse strings of the city’s government, apparently has no problem with the $60,000 salary hike given to police commissioner Charles Ramsey to keep him from fleeing to Chicago.
Honking all the way from the sports complex to City Hall, 175 tow trucks headed up Broad Street to protest the City Council legislation.
It’s been more than three months since Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter called on City Council to abolish the controversial retirement program known as “DROP.”