Redevelopment Project Adjacent to Divine Lorraine Hotel Gets Council OKsThe 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.
Rejecting Mayor's School Bailout, Council Eyes Hikes in Parking and Business TaxesCity 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.
City Council Initial Approval of Gallery Shopping Mall Remake Moves ForwardThe plan includes a huge city tax break for the owner, worth $55 million.
School Officials Present Their Budgetary Wish List to Philadelphia City CouncilThey were getting a less-than-warm reception.
Philadelphia, Temple U. Officials Want Assigned Spaces For Food Truck VendorsCity 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.
Mayor's Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia PrimaryToday's primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
City Council President Clarke Endorses Mayoral Candidate KenneyIn the Philadelphia mayor's race, former City Councilman Jim Kenney has picked up a prize endorsement from City Council President Darrell Clarke.
City Council President Delays Purchase of New Voting MachinesDarrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.
New Bill Would Expand Disclosure Requirements on 'Dark Money' Ads in Philadelphia Races 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.
City Council, Administration Spar Over Condition of Philadelphia Police and Fire HousesCouncil president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.
Wrangling Begins Over Next Philadelphia Budget: How Will Schools Get Funded?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 SupportAs the budget hearings open, issue #1 is the School District's request for an additional $103 million in city funding.