Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez
After months of contentious negotiations, City Council approved — and Mayor Nutter plans to sign — a bill that creates what’s called a Land Bank.
City Council has another hearing scheduled Thursday afternoon on its plan to overhaul how demolitions are carried out in Philadelphia, and some differences exist among the lawmakers on a few proposals.
City Council’s Finance committee today examines a proposal from Seventh District councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez on the ‘Use and Occupancy Tax,’ or U&O, a type of property tax specific to business owners.
The Kensington warehouse blaze earlier this month that claimed the lives of two Philadelphia firefighters is still having a ripple effect through city government.
City Council is looking at creating a new kind of bank — a “Land Bank” — that would be responsible for disposing of 30,000 vacant properties scattered throughout Philadelphia.
With Philadelphia’s jobless rate in double digits, a City Council committee has okayed significant changes to the city’s business tax structure — and Mayor Nutter is on board as well.
By law, City Council has only until September 9th to redistrict, based on census numbers that show a significant population shift in Philadelphia. The hearing is set for August 16th.
Philadelphia City Council members will be breaking a sweat this summer, even though they’re on recess until September. It’s because city lawyers told them late this week that they must redistrict pronto, to reflect shifts in population.
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.