City Council Debates Granting Smoking Ban Waivers To 4 BarsPhiladelphia's ban on smoking in public places is now seven years old and City Council finds itself in a quandary over whether to grant exemptions to four bars that want patrons to be able to light up.
Nutter Signs Philadelphia's New Zoning Code Into LawWith 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.
City Council Bids Farewell To 6 Longtime Members, Including Pres. Anna VernaRetiring City Council president Anna Verna got a standing ovation. She is one of six outgoing councilmembers honored during their final meeting.
Spring Garden St. 'Wall Wrap' Ad Is Dead on Mayor Nutter's VetoFirst 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.
Some City Council Races Wrap Quickly; Not So, At-Large GOP SeatIn Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.
Philadelphia City Council Overrides Mayor Nutter's Veto of 'DROP' Pension ProgramMeanwhile, Mayor Nutter vows to keep fighting to abolish DROP outright.
Philadelphia City Council Nears Accord On New District BoundariesThe issue is "redistricting" -- the mandate that every ten years City Council redraw its boundaries to reflect population shifts.
City Council Reaches Compromise In Bill To Crack Down On Aggressive PanhandlersA compromise has been reached on a bill that would give police more leeway in handling aggressive panhandlers in the city.
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.
In Philadelphia Council District Primaries, Squilla and Henon WinMark Squilla and Bobby Henon appeared headed toward commanding victories in their respective Philadelphia City Council primary races.
Candidates Make Final Push Ahead Of Tomorrow’s PrimaryCandidates for Philadelphia Mayor and City Council will spend today in one final rush of campaigning before tomorrow's primary.
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.