It was in August of last year that Ed Neilson was sworn in to City Council, to fill the seat made vacant by the resignation of Bill Green.
In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Human trafficking often involves forced prostitution – and now Philadelphia City Council is considering new regulations on local hotels aimed at preventing that.
City Council members are furious about Mayor Michael Nutter’s new plan to encourage city workers to stop smoking, and they gave his aides an earful at a hearing Wednesday.
Neilson has introduced a bill that would give a wage tax refund to veterans who become Philadelphia police officers, firefighters, paramedics, or prison guards.
Today was City Council’s final chance to introduce the required legislation before the PGW sale agreement expires at yearend.
Neilson said he waited three months to be sworn in, in order to remain in the state House should his vote be needed on school funding.
“Typical” is how a Philadelphia elections official describes the problems that have cropped up so far in the first couple of hours of voting.
A new candidate has entered the race for the vacant seat on City Council, and part of his platform focuses on decriminalizing marijuana.
State rep Ed Neilson (at lectern in photo) said he’ll look forward to being closer to his Northeast Philadelphia home and his family if he wins.