Councilmembers questioned the city’s fleet manager, Christopher Cocci, concerning the September blaze that heavily damaged a firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets.
Meanwhile, former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham is close to declaring that she will also be a candidate.
City officials defended the move, saying the firefighters accepted the promotions with the knowledge they could be rescinced if the Nutter administration got a favorable court ruling.
Councilman Jim Kenney is holding the hearing on the latest career turn of fourteen firefighters who were demoted after being promoted.
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was happy to bring the proposal before City Council, saying, “It’s because it’s such a candid book. Howard Zinn is a person who has been a civil rights fighter during his whole adult life.”
“I think that smaller companies, medium-sized companies which can’t afford a full-year lease on a box would be likely to entertain their clients or employees, while helping the school system,” Councilman Kenney said.
Chris details an editorial written in the New York Times by Vladimir Putin, Councilman Jim Kenney’s request to sever ties with a Russian City, and some unfortunate tributes to 9/11 promoted by corporate America. He also talks to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson about her ongoing coverage of the Benghazi attacks and Fast and Furious.
While school funding will dominate the next few months, other key issues will be front and center, including revising the controversial property tax abatement.
At issue is the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, which has been a sister city of Philadelphia for more than 20 years, and which has passed the controversial ban on so-called “homosexual propaganda.”
Who will appear and who won’t? That’s the question of the day at Philadelphia City Council, where a committee resumes its probe of last month’s tragic building collapse in Center City.
City Council members adjourned for their annual three-month summer recess by refuting a newspaper editorial that said their break amounts to a paid vacation.
Philadelphia City Council is launching its own probe of last week’s fatal center city building collapse, though its review will focus on the broad issues of regulations and licensing governing demolitions.
Expect a City Council hearing this fall on the aftermath of the collapse, according to Curtis Jones, chairman of Council’s public safety committee.
A City Council committee has agreed to relax zoning restrictions in a portion of Old City near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
A city councilman thinks the city should yank hundreds of millions of dollars in deposits from Well Fargo, unless bank officials come in and explain their role in deals that cost the city and school district millions.