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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Sources tell KYW Newsradio that freshman city councilman Curtis Jones, just elected to a second term, will become Council’s majority leader in January.
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.
In Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.
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.
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.
Several members of Philadelphia City Council and the Muslim and Jewish communities spoke out at City Hall against the hearings in Washington, DC on the radicalization of the Muslim community.