The developer, RAL Companies, says the plans are preliminary, but their attorney (at right in photo) told the committee that whatever form the project takes, its impact will be tremendous.
City Council opposes Mayor Nutter’s plan to raise property taxes by nearly ten percent, and seems headed for providing only $70-80 million of the requested $103 million.
The plan includes a huge city tax break for the owner, worth $55 million.
They were getting a less-than-warm reception.
City officials are moving ahead with a plan developed by Temple University to assign specific locations to the many food trucks and vendors who feed thousands of Temple students each day.
Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
In the Philadelphia mayor’s race, former City Councilman Jim Kenney has picked up a prize endorsement from City Council President Darrell Clarke.
Darrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.
City Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a measure aimed at tackling the problem of unrestricted expenditures in support of candidates, paid for by independent PACs and not subject to the city’s limits on political contributions.
Council president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.
The school district wants more than $100 million above the city’s current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.
As City Council Launches Budget Hearings, Nutter’s Tax Hike Plan For School Funding Appears On Life Support
As the budget hearings open, issue #1 is the School District’s request for an additional $103 million in city funding.
Last July, two people working on a food truck were killed when its propane tank exploded. Now, the question is whether the city even has the right to inspect them.
The company that wanted to buy PGW last year has itself been bought. Was this deal in the works as the PGW deal was being debated?
Lawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.