Councilman David Oh believes that since state lawmakers don’t have to resign to run for mayor, city elected officials shouldn’t have to, either.
The sponsor of the plan, councilman-at-large David Oh, said the 60-year old “resign to run” provision of the city charter simply does not work.
City Council is planning a hearing to decide if Philadelphia needs more taxicabs.
Councilman David Oh is introducing a plan to scale back the “resign to run” rule in the Home Rule Charter. Currently, a city elected official must resign as soon as they announce for another office.
The hearing featured experts speaking on the educational systems in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Finland and elsewhere.
The lawmakers overrode a Nutter veto and ordered millions of dollars set aside to pay for the contract.
Councilman at-large David Oh says questions abound over the accuracy of the new assessments, and he says the methodology released last week did not clear up how the new property values were calculated.
Even the sponsor acknowledges the measure is likely to be challenged in court.
Mike Resnick, the city’s public safety director (far right in top photo), says that with 54 shootings at recreation centers since 2010, the Nutter administration supports the ban.
It had been called “Philadelphia’s unofficial tall ship,” but now she is official, thanks to Councilman David Oh.
Alex Archowski, of the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network, said some employers shy away from such tax credits because of paperwork.
Officials were there to break ground for the building which will be home to the police department’s SWAT, bomb squad, and K-9 units.
City Council is planning more hearings on the deteriorating condition of the city’s police and fire stations.
“If a business owner is newer to the neighborhood or might not have as strong English skills, that can create situations in which the business owner might be perceived as more vulnerable,” one expert says.
Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.