A landmark Philadelphia building on North Broad Street has begun its new life.
2012 brought the start of Michael Nutter’s second term as mayor of Philadelphia, but his agenda was hindered by a combative City Council, which included six new members.
Schwartz served one term on City Council, from 1984 until 1988. But he is remembered as well for his work promoting neighborhood activism.
The Veterans Advisory Commission office is located in Room 142 on the first floor of City Hall, just off South Penn Square.
At issue: whether the water commissioner should have the final say on rate hikes.
Council President Darrell Clarke is still holding off on introducing a pension reform bill that Mayor Nutter wants to see passed.
“We found that constitutionally we can have a two-tiered tax system, so we believe that the more you owe, the higher the penalties should be,” Darrell Clarke said.
Robin Jones and Rodney Williams, arrested over the weekend on DUI charges, are now out of work.
City Council president Darrell Clarke promised that he and his colleagues will use campaign funds to arrange transportation for registered voters to get Penndot photo IDs when needed.
Despite pleas from Mayor Nutter, City Council today held firm on its decision to reduce new funding for the School District.
It’s not over until it’s over – and that’s very true at City Hall. The Council President Darrell Clarke says the budget deal, given preliminary approval last week, may be changed yet again when Council meets Thursday.
City Council president Darrell Clarke says Council will hold two separate votes: one on the mayor’s proposed property tax overhaul, the other on the mayor’s proposed increase in School District funding.
The mayor’s budget hinges on state approval of a homestead exemption, and separately, gaining the ability to adjust the split of property taxes between the city and the school district.
“Being the optimist that I am, I believe we can get this done on time,” says Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke.
Public testimony is on tap today, on day two of the school district’s budget hearings at City Council. The school district is banking on more money from the city.