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Councilwoman Marian Tasco

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Marian Tasco, in file photo.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Urge Renewed Funding For Foreclosure Diversion Program

Councilwoman Marian Tasco was instrumental in setting up the pilot program in 2008, just as the number of city foreclosure filings exceeded 8,000.

03/31/2012

(File photo.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia City Council Will Hold Public Hearing On City Redistricting

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.

08/02/2011

(File photo)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Ahead With Legislation Making Raccoons a Health Dept. Problem

City Council members say they are increasingly getting complaints about urban raccoons that they say are terrorizing homeowners in some parts of Philadelphia.

06/13/2011

(File photos)

Philadelphia City Council Votes To Close Loophole In City Election Finance Law

Philadelphia City Council today passed a bill to close a loophole in the city’s campaign financing regulations that allowed campaign donors to give more than the legal limit to city candidates.

04/14/2011

(Members of Philadelphia City Council follow along as Mayor Nutter gives his budget speech on Thursday.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Councilmembers Squirming Over Nutter’s Proposed Budget

Following the mayor’s speech to City Council on Thursday morning, Councilman Frank Rizzo called the mayor’s budget “a first draft,” and he expects Nutter to wind up blaming Governor Corbett for the final result.

03/03/2011

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