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Phila. Lawmakers Urge Eligible Property Owners To Apply For Homestead Exemption

City Council members say their own analysis of new property assessments points to the great need for relief measures for those hit hardest by rising property values.

04/11/2013

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Man Who Found Abducted West Phila. Child is Honored By City Council

Nelson Mandela Myers was praised by councilmembers for finding five-year-old Nai’lla Robinson early on the morning of January 15th and immediately contacting police.

02/14/2013

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African-American Dressed In KKK Hood On Street Corner Sparks Controversy In Philadelphia

Thirty-five-year-old Sixx King says he’s using the offensive symbol to highlight a serious problem: black on black crime.

02/06/2013

(City budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, left, and city finance director Rob Dubow answer questions from city councilmembers about the city's decision to fight the contract award to firefighters.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Administration Defends Decision to Keep Fighting Firefighters’ Contract Award

The Council hearing came one day after the administration decided to continue the legal battle and appeal the arbitration award in Commonwealth Court.

12/12/2012

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Philadelphia Poll Workers To Receive Pay Increase?

It’s too late for this week’s elections, but Philadelphia City Council plans to take a look at whether the folks who work the polls on primaries and elections deserve better pay.

11/04/2012

Police investigate the crime scene on the 200 block of East Sharpnack Street in the East Mount Airy of Philadelphia on Friday July 27, 2012. (credit: Joseph Kaczmarek)

Photojournalists Share Ideas To Help Fight Gun Violence

Some Philadelphia photojournalists briefed City Council members Tuesday about a website they founded with the goal of stemming the tide of gun violence in the city.

08/01/2012

City Council Wrestles With Phila. Fire Department Budget Issues

With the deaths of two firefighters on their minds, Philadelphia City Council memberson Wednesday grilled the fire commissioner about the controversial policy of temporarily closing fire stations — a tactic known as “brownouts.”

04/11/2012

(Rob Dubow, during testimony to City Council on Monday.  Photo from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Grill City’s Finance Chief On Planned Property Tax Changes

One day after the head of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission admitted to financial mismanagement under the SRC’s previous leadership, City Council members voiced misgivings about raising an extra $90 million to help bail out the school district.

03/28/2012

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Councilman Wants Changes To Commission That Studies Police Misconduct Allegations

A Philadelphia Councilman introduced Thursday what could prove to be a controversial plan. The idea is to beef up the commission that studies accusations of police misconduct.

03/15/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall at night.  File photo by Kate Fehlinger.)

Philadelphia Councilmembers Accept Need For Property Tax Overhaul, With Some Concerns

The clock is now ticking for Philadelphia City Council to begin grappling with what could be the biggest challenge in the budget season, the proposed “actual-value” system for property taxes.

03/08/2012

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Curtis Jones To Be Next Philadelphia City Council Majority Leader

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that freshman city councilman Curtis Jones, just elected to a second term, will become Council’s majority leader in January.

11/18/2011

(Councilman Darrell Clarke, photographed in City Council chambers last March.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Darrell Clarke On Track To Be Next Philadelphia City Council President

Philadelphia city councilman Darrell Clarke appears to have locked up enough support among his colleagues to be chosen as the next Council president, in January.

11/14/2011

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Some City Council Races Wrap Quickly; Not So, At-Large GOP Seat

In Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.

11/08/2011

(credit: KYW's Timothy McLaughlin)

Philadelphia City Council Unlikely To DROP Controversial Pension Perk

Will DROP be dropped? Not likely, it seems. City Council today holds its long-delayed hearing on the controversial pension perk, and the lawmakers are likely to ignore the mayor’s call to abolish DROP.

06/08/2011

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Philadelphia Primaries: High Stakes, Low Turnout

Five of the 17 Philadelphia City Council members are retiring and there is no shortage of candidates to replace them. Plus, Mayor Nutter faces a challenge from Milton Street.

05/17/2011

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