The Nutter Administration’s controversial decision to start taxing lap dances at gentleman’s clubs will be challenged this week by the club at the start of what could be a lengthy legal battle.
Hundreds of city workers whistled, jeered and shouted at the mayor as he tried to deliver his speech in City Council on Thursday.
Now, both sides indicate they are willing to sit down and negotiate a way to help those in need.
Attorney Brian Francis Humble says his clients decided to sue after, according to them, they were picked up by police and brought to the district headquarters without cause.
Mayor Nutter went to the convention in Charlotte, NC with three police officers for security and two aides in tow. The administration puts the cost to taxpayers at just under $7,400.
The Nutter administration has taken the first step toward selling the parking garage under JFK Plaza, a block from City Hall.
That national policy trickled down to a lengthy controversy here in Philadelphia.
“I want to apologize to her directly, on behalf of the city government and our administration,” Mayor Nutter said of a “tweet” by press secretary Mark McDonald about a Daily News columnist.
Chris has a big show on such a rainy day as he talks with Stripper Melissa BangBang Forgione, CBS3’s Ben Simmoneau on his peice about Twitter is where the Strippers are hiding, John Stossel’s visit to Philadelphia tomorrow, and Philadelphia’s Inquirer’s Business Editor Andy Maykuth.
The largest of Philadelphia’s four city worker unions is turning up the heat on Mayor in long-stalled contract negotiations. They’re running anti-Nutter ads, including one to air during Saturday’s TV broadcast of the Phillies spring training game.
No new taxes: that’s the pledge — for now — from the Nutter administration.
Kids hoping for sledding instead of school may be disappointed by the lack of snow so far this winter. But city of Philadelphia budget crunchers are ecstatic.
On Thursday, the Nutter Administration unveiled its plan to permanently tighten the city’s curfew law with earlier hours. Several changes are in store, including different curfew hours for different ages.
McDonald succeeds Nutter’s original spokesman, Doug Oliver, who has left for a position with PGW.