Maria Quinones Sanchez
The issue is “redistricting” — the mandate that every ten years City Council redraw its boundaries to reflect population shifts.
Leaders of the Philadelphia’s Latino community came before City Council on Tuesday, urging the lawmakers to create a primarily Hispanic district when the city’s map of Council districts gets redrawn.
Philadelphia City Council has reportedly reached a deal that is expected to raise around $53 million in revenue to bail out the city’s school district.
Will DROP be dropped? Not likely, it seems. City Council today holds its long-delayed hearing on the controversial pension perk, and the lawmakers are likely to ignore the mayor’s call to abolish DROP.
Five of the 17 Philadelphia City Council members are retiring and there is no shortage of candidates to replace them. Plus, Mayor Nutter faces a challenge from Milton Street.
Several members of Philadelphia City Council and the Muslim and Jewish communities spoke out at City Hall against the hearings in Washington, DC on the radicalization of the Muslim community.
A plan to overhaul Philadelphia’s much-criticized business tax structure is getting a thumbs-down from the City Controller, who says it’s being pushed in haste.
Philadelphia City Council members will debate a controversial plan that would overhaul Philadelphia’s business tax structure after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Introduced today in Philadelphia City Council: a plan that could radically alter the city’s business tax by shifting some of the burden from local firms to large, national companies.