Controller, Mayor In "War of Words" Following Licenses And Inspections CriticismMayor Nutter says the department has made and continues to make reforms, since a Center City building collapse killed six people.
One Year After Deadly Collapse, CBS 3 Speaks One-On-One With L & I Commissioner CBS 3’s Walt Hunter sat down with Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams to learn more about promised reforms and the agencies actions prior to the collapse.
City Council Passes Laws Aimed At Making Demolitions Safer Following Deadly Market Street CollapseWith little fanfare, City Council this past week gave final passage to a package of laws aimed at making demolitions in Philadelphia safer. The legislation was the result of last summer's Market Street collapse that killed six.
New Effort Underway To Clean Up Blighted Neighborhoods In PhiladelphiaThere are thousands of vacant properties across the city. One city lawmaker wants to compile them into one list and increases inspections on each, despite one city agency saying that's already being done.
Proposed Bill Gives L&I Crews Authority To Break Padlocks To Clean Vacant LotsSecond District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says L&I's efforts to clean up unsightly vacant lots are stymied because absentee owners lock them.
Philadelphia L & I Asks Community Development Corporations To Take Over Neighborhood EyesoresPhiladelphia's Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.