eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Frank DiCicco

(Mayor Nutter signs the new zoning law, watched by Eva Gladstein, executive director of the Zoning Code Commission; city councilman Frank DiCicco, sponsor of the legislation; and Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor for planning.   Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Signs Philadelphia’s New Zoning Code Into Law

With four words, “It is now law,” Mayor Nutter signed into law the city’s new zoning code, replacing one that dated back fifty years and was chock full of anachronisms and confusion.

12/22/2011

(Outgoing City Council president Anna Verna poses for a photo with councilmen Jim Kenney, left, and Frank DiCicco, who is also leaving.   Photo from CIty of Phila. TV)

City Council Bids Farewell To 6 Longtime Members, Including Pres. Anna Verna

Retiring City Council president Anna Verna got a standing ovation. She is one of six outgoing councilmembers honored during their final meeting.

12/15/2011

(City councilman Frank DiCicco, who sponsored the "spot zoning" that would have allowed the wall wrap.  File photo from City of Phila. TV)

Spring Garden St. ‘Wall Wrap’ Ad Is Dead on Mayor Nutter’s Veto

First District councilman Frank DiCicco, in his final Council meeting before retiring, wasn’t surprised to receive the mayor’s veto of the bill that would have changed the zoning to allow the wall wrap ad.

12/15/2011

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Some City Council Races Wrap Quickly; Not So, At-Large GOP Seat

In Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.

11/08/2011

city_hall_blue

Philadelphia City Council Overrides Mayor Nutter’s Veto of ‘DROP’ Pension Program

Meanwhile, Mayor Nutter vows to keep fighting to abolish DROP outright.

09/15/2011

(Members of City Council, in their City Hall caucus room.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Nears Accord On New District Boundaries

The issue is “redistricting” — the mandate that every ten years City Council redraw its boundaries to reflect population shifts.

09/08/2011

Frank DiCicco (file photo)

City Council Reaches Compromise In Bill To Crack Down On Aggressive Panhandlers

A compromise has been reached on a bill that would give police more leeway in handling aggressive panhandlers in the city.

06/08/2011

duck_boat_5th St._phila

Judge’s Complaints Prompt City Council To Move ‘Ride The Ducks’ Loading Zone

“Ride the Ducks” are back in business in Philadelphia this summer, but they’re loading passengers at a different location because of complaints from a federal judge. Council members signed off on the move Thursday.

06/03/2011

(Photos provided.  Photo composite by Ed Fischer)

In Philadelphia Council District Primaries, Squilla and Henon Win

Mark Squilla and Bobby Henon appeared headed toward commanding victories in their respective Philadelphia City Council primary races.

05/17/2011

Mayor Michael Nutter and Milton Street are competing for the Democratic mayoral nomination. Both cast their respective votes early Tuesday morning.

Candidates Make Final Push Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Primary

Candidates for Philadelphia Mayor and City Council will spend today in one final rush of campaigning before tomorrow’s primary.

05/16/2011

file (credit: Getty Images)

Philadelphia Councilman Calls For Crackdown On Aggressive Panhandlers

“If you go around some of our hotels in Center City, go around the Reading Terminal, you would see first-hand what it is I’m talking about,” councilman Frank DiCicco said.

05/13/2011

(Frank DiCicco, on Monday morning, is joined in his office by fellow councilmembers.   Photo by Mike Dunn)

DiCicco Won’t Run Again For Philadelphia City Council; Blames DROP Decision

Philadelphia city councilman Frank DiCicco won’t seek a fifth term as the councilman for the 1st District, which encompasses parts of South Philadelphia, center city, Old City, and Northern Liberties.

03/07/2011

(Philadelphia City Council president Anna Verna, in file photo)

Verna Says City Council Is Moving Forward On “DROP”

City Council members are ever-so-close to finally releasing their own study of the cost of the controversial pension perk known as “DROP” — and close to finally scheduling a hearing on whether to abolish the program.

02/17/2011

FILE PHOTO

DiCicco Introduces Bill To Allow City Workers To Opt Out Of DROP

Councilman Frank DiCicco says he regrets enrolling in the controversial pension plan, and he has introduced a bill which allows any city worker to opt out of DROP.

01/28/2011

(File photo)

Councilman Praises Foxwoods Casino License Revocation

The Foxwoods parcel at Delaware Avenue and Reed Street is in the district of city councilman Frank DiCicco, who says he’s thrilled the Gaming Control Board cut off the local investors.

12/16/2010

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 31,489 other followers