Councilman Squilla Re-introduces Entertainment Permit BillPhiladelphia city councilman Mark Squilla has re-introduced a bill that would require bars to get a permit for entertainment, even if it's not a live D.J. or band.
Some Kiosk Merchants Forced Out Of Gallery Take Case To City CouncilAbout a dozen Gallery kiosk merchants showed up City Council's regular meeting Thursday, asking for the help of lawmakers in their eviction from the Gallery.
City Council Puts Bed Bug Problem Under MicroscopeThere was plenty of squirming in City Council chambers this morning, as lawmakers convened a hearing on the vexing problem of bed bugs.
SEPTA Sells Corporate Naming Rights At Market East StationMuch like the last stop on the Broad Street line at Pattison Avenue became AT&T station, corporate sponsorship will bring about a name change at the Authority's Market East Station.
PPA To Begin Study On Scooter, Motorcycle Parking In Center CityThe PPA will be collecting data about parking, and will address scooter and motorcycle needs after collecting about 6 months worth of data.
2013 IN REVIEW: AVI Becomes Reality For Philadelphia HomeownersThe Actual Value Initiative, or "AVI" became the most battled-over program in City Hall during 2013.
Councilman May Try To Override Mayor’s Veto of Full-Building Electronic BillboardMayor Nutter has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the owner of the old Electric Factory bill to drape electronic advertising on the building's sides. But, the idea may not yet be dead.
Nutter Veto of $4 Surcharge on Parking Tickets Will StandA City Council plan to add a $4 surcharge on all parking tickets is now dead. Mayor Nutter last week vetoed the $4 ticket surcharge, calling the measure illegal on several fronts.
Council Committee Approves $4 Surcharge For Parking TicketsA City Council committee has approved adding a $4 surcharge to all parking tickets, with some of the money potentially set aside for the city's parks. Questions about the bill's legality remain.