Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.
The new rule comes in the wake of last year’s building collapse on Market Street that killed six people.
The bill, authored by Councilman Jim Kenney, would make possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana — about an ounce — a simple “code violation,” punishable only by a $25 fine.
Committee members got an education on best practices and standards from leading local experts in the field.
Councilman Jim Kenney has introduced a plan to cut spending so the property tax rate stays at or below 1.0 percent.
It was standing room only as the newly formed Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform made a collective statement on the type of comprehensive legislation they would like to see.
Councilman-at-large Jim Kenney hired a Philadelphia-based company called Chatterblast. The cost was $28,000, paid for by taxpayers.
Councilman Jim Kenney wants voters to decide on a proposed change that would require candidates to resign from other elected offices before running in Philadelphia.
One day after the head of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission admitted to financial mismanagement under the SRC’s previous leadership, City Council members voiced misgivings about raising an extra $90 million to help bail out the school district.
Mayor Nutter’s budget experts were in the hot seat as Philadelphia City Council opened hearings on Nutter’s plan to revamp the way property assessments are calculated in the city.
Philadelphia at-large city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., was apparently having trouble in his re-election bid shaking the charge that he ran for another term despite having entered the city’s controversial “DROP” pension program.
The City of Philadelphia is making a donation of a half-million dollars to support efforts to build a memorial statue to 19th Century civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto.
For almost ten years, Councilman at-large James Kenney has been working to get a statue placed at City Hall of 19th century civil rights activist, educator, soldier, and baseball player Octavius Catto.
A bill aimed at getting rogue tow truck operators in line has moved out of a City Council committee — but not without a little fireworks.
There are still no easy answers, as Tuesday’s hearing pointed out.