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(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council President Stays Mum On Mayoral Ambitions, Says Timeline Is In Place

This past weekend brought the annual New York City gathering of local politicos known as the Pennsylvania Society, and the soirees included a fundraiser for Council President Clarke.

12/15/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Issues Emerge In 2015 Race For Philadelphia Mayor

A big question in the race — will the collapse of the deal to sell PGW to a private company turn out to be a big issue? Mayoral candidate Lynn Abraham thinks so.

12/13/2014

(Former Philadelphia DA and current mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham speaks with reporters outside the City Council president's office in City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayoral Candidate Lynne Abraham Urges Another Try at PGW Sale

Abraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.

12/11/2014

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Council President Clarke Makes The Rounds With ‘Golden Life’ Senior Fair Attendees

Council President Clarke, who lost his mother when he first got elected, says he enjoys hanging out with seniors. “They’ve taken the responsibility of watching over me over the years, and I just want to be in a position to return the favor.”

12/10/2014

(Nancy Winkler testifies before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Presses Ahead With New Structure For L&I Oversight

Despite the plea for delay from the mother of a woman killed in the 2013 Market Street building collapse, the proposed charter change got City Council committee approval.

12/09/2014

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City Council President Hands Out Holiday Turkeys To Needy Families

City Council President Darrell Clarke talked about support for students inside and outside of the classroom as he handed out holiday turkeys on Tuesday afternoon.

11/25/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Amid City Council Inaction, PGW Bidder Declines To Extend Deal

Today was City Council’s final chance to introduce the required legislation before the PGW sale agreement expires at yearend.

11/20/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, back to camera, testifies before the Pennsylvania PUC about the proposed sale of PGW to a private company.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. PUC Builds Its Own Road Map For Future of Philadelphia Gas Works

Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”

11/14/2014

(Councilwoman Marian Tasco, at City Council's hearing on the future of PGW.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Sale Sidelined, Phila. City Council Opens Wider Hearing on Future of PGW

Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city’s Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.

11/13/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Council Not Happy With Nutter’s Attempt To Coax City Workers To Give Up Cigarettes

The latest battle between Mayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke involves the Mayor’s new policy toward city workers who smoke.

11/03/2014

(Councilwoman Marian Tasco speaks to her colleagues about the PGW privatization deal, now dead.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilmembers Say Cancellation of PGW Deal Was Right Thing To Do

“Hang in there, because we’re going to come up with a better plan,” councilwoman Marian Tasco told her colleagues.

10/30/2014

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Mayor Nutter Hopes Public Outcry Will Resurrect PGW Sale Proposal

Nutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke’s decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.

10/28/2014

(Council president Darrell Clarke announces City Council's decision to reject the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works to a Connecticut energy company.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia City Council Pulls Plug on PGW Privatization Deal

The deal, worth nearly $2 billion, needed City Council approval but the legislation was never introduced, nor hearings scheduled.

10/27/2014

(Councilman Darrell Clarke, chairing the City Council meeting on October 23rd.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Nutter Says ‘Time Has Come’ For Phila. City Council Action on Proposed Sale of PGW

City Council president Darrell Clarke says his staff’s internal review should be concluded by next week.

10/23/2014

(Mayor Nutter, announcing his intention to sell PGW.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Clock Still Ticking On Mayor Nutter’s Plan To Sell PGW

Mum’s the word from the president of Philadelphia City Council as to whether today’s regular Council meeting will bring any word on when lawmakers will debate the plan to sell PGW.

10/23/2014

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