Some New Faces Win Democratic Nominations For Phila. City CouncilHelen Gym, Allan Domb, and Derek Green edged out incumbents Ed Neilson and Wilson Goode Jr. for nominations. Kenyatta Johnson and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez survived district challenges.
At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council RacesIn addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party's nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Officials Urging Passage of Charter Change To Widen Multi-Language Access To Phila. ServicesA new voter education campaign has kicked off to encourage Philadelphia voters to approve question #3 on the May 19th ballots.
As City Council Launches Budget Hearings, Nutter's Tax Hike Plan For School Funding Appears On Life SupportAs the budget hearings open, issue #1 is the School District's request for an additional $103 million in city funding.
Disavowing Derogatory Posts, Morales Says He'll Stay in Phila. City Council RaceIn his campaign headquarters on East Hunting Park Avenue, 7th District candidate Manny Morales denied making any racially charged, biased, or hateful posts.
Head of Phila. Democrats Urges Ward Leaders To Revisit Endorsement of Quiñones-Sánchez ChallengerDemocratic ward leaders in the Seventh District endorsed a little-known challenger to councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez. Manny Morales is now accused of making racist and sexist posts on Facebook.
Voters Likely To Face Ballot Referendum On Government Access For Non-English SpeakersCouncilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez wants to change the city charter so that all departments and agencies would be required to have plans on dealing with residents who primarily speak other languages.
Philadelphia Democrats Endorse Manny Morales Over Incumbent Councilwoman in 7th DistrictMaria Quinones-Sanchez, who has twice won her seat as a councilwoman without the Democratic machine behind her, last year backed candidates for state legislature who were not the party's endorsed choices.
Amid City Council Inaction, PGW Bidder Declines To Extend DealToday was City Council's final chance to introduce the required legislation before the PGW sale agreement expires at yearend.
Councilmembers Say Cancellation of PGW Deal Was Right Thing To Do"Hang in there, because we're going to come up with a better plan," councilwoman Marian Tasco told her colleagues.
Nutter Says 'Time Has Come' For Phila. City Council Action on Proposed Sale of PGWCity Council president Darrell Clarke says his staff's internal review should be concluded by next week.
Firm Hired To Analyze Proposed Sale of PGW Finds Several Issues With DealA consultant hired by Philadelphia City Council to analyze the proposed sale of PGW finds several big concerns with the deal, including the possibility that the buyer could simply flip PGW to another buyer.