Darrell Clarke

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

City Council President Downplaying Political Risk of Hiring Separate Harrisburg Lobbyist

In addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, at the PGW hearing.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council President Pitches “Super” Idea To Get Universities To Offer More Support To Cash-Strapped Schools

Council President Darrell Clarke is pitching what he thinks is a super idea, getting local universities to offer more support to cash-starved public schools. Clarke, in fact, has named the program “SUPER.”

01/25/2015

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

Clarke Says Council Will Continue To Cooperate With Mayor Nutter

City Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.

01/23/2015

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, far right, faces the news media in City Council chambers.  Photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Councilman Kenney Still Weighing Mayoral Run as Council President Reaffirms He’s Out

“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

City Hall (credit: CBS3)

Several Issues On Minds Of Lawmakers As City Council Opens 2015 Calendar

The issues include sick leave and the mayor’s final budget, but it may be the coming May primary that dominates the next few months.

01/22/2015

(City controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

City Controller To Revisit Entering Mayoral Race After Council President Decides Not To Run

The playing field is a bit clearer now that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke, with just four months remaining before the May primary, has decided against running for Mayor. But could there be a late entrant?

01/13/2015

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

Darrell Clarke Running Again For City Council, Ending Speculation on Mayoral Run

By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.

01/12/2015

Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

New Panel Keeping Watch On Philadelphia Department Of L&I

Philadelphia’s beleaguered Department of Licenses and Inspections has a new watchdog — a result of changes made in the wake of the 2013 cMarket Street building collapse.

01/12/2015

(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

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

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

(credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio)

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

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