Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
City 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.
“I’m pleased to say that Philadelphia is in the best shape it’s been in many, many years,” Nutter told the business leaders.
Charles Plosser told the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce that US monetary policy should be “returned to a more normal footing,” following preset rules.
After two mayoral vetoes, councilman-at-large Bill Greenlee will try, try again to make mandatory sick leave the law of the land in Philadelphia.
The demonstrators say they want investors from corporations to keep so-called “dirty” fossil fuel investments out of Philadelphia.
Mayor Nutter says paid sick leave is a “complicated policy question that profoundly affects employees and employers.” He previously vetoed two bills passed by City Council.
Nutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke’s decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.
The “Roadmap for Growth for Philadelphia: 2015-2020″ campaign will be tailored around the city’s most recent demographic and economic trends, according to Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Rob Wonderling.
“There is not one business in this room that would operate that way,” he told the business leaders.
A new slogan is emerging in the Greater Philadelphia landscape – it’s “P-H-L: Here for the Making.”
“Her employer terminated her, saying she turned into ‘a different person,’ ” said Raynelle Staley of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.
Pelley told 1,200 members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce that there may be some progress toward ending the government shutdown and raising the debt celiing.
Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, argued against raising the city’s “U&O” business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.
The Nutter administration is standing firm in its decision to bar reporters and the public from a meeting this week with Wall Street investors, despite a protest from several media outlets.
“I’m very disappointed,” said city councilman Bill Greenlee, who tried but failed to get the 12 votes needed to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.