Philadelphia Lawmakers Urge Renewed Funding For Foreclosure Diversion ProgramCouncilwoman Marian Tasco was instrumental in setting up the pilot program in 2008, just as the number of city foreclosure filings exceeded 8,000.
Philadelphia City Council Will Hold Public Hearing On City RedistrictingBy 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 Lawmakers Move Ahead With Legislation Making Raccoons a Health Dept. ProblemCity Council members say they are increasingly getting complaints about urban raccoons that they say are terrorizing homeowners in some parts of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia City Council Votes To Close Loophole In City Election Finance LawPhiladelphia 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.
Councilmembers Squirming Over Nutter's Proposed BudgetFollowing 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.