Homeowners Association of Philadelphia

Vacant lot on Ella St. near E Westmoreland St.

Philadelphia City Council Reduces Fee For Vacant Lot Cleanup

City Council’s vote last year to raise a particular fee from $30 to $750 prompted a flood of outrage and now has prompted a council committee to roll it back about halfway.


(Photo by Mike Dunn)

Local Attorney Wants Council To Allow Public To Comment On More At Meetings

Darrell Zaslow (at podium in photo) of the Homeowners Association of Philadelphia took his battle all the way to the State Supreme Court arguing that City Council should open the floor for public comment at its regular meetings.


(Photo by Mike Dunn)

The Public Now Gets To Speak At Philly City Council Meetings

A new type of democracy arrived at Philadelphia City Council on Thursday.