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Philadelphia City Council Committee Debates Road Sharing Bill

Councilman Mark Squilla, author of the plan, calls it “Complete Streets” — an extensive series of changes to the Philadelphia traffic code — prompted particularly by the growing number of people on bikes.

11/15/2012

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Pleased with Harrisburg Vote, Ready To Move Ahead With AVI

Despite misgivings voiced by some state lawmakers, the state House has approved the Actual Value Initiative legislation and Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign it.

10/18/2012

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Committee Of 70 Concerned About Plan To Give City Council Control Over Money

A Philadelphia city councilman’s plan to give council direct and final control over hundreds of millions of dollars isn’t sitting too well with a local political watchdog group.

09/30/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall. File photo by Tony Hanson)

Proposal For City Council To Control Part Of Philadelphia’s Budget

A city councilman wants the Philadelphia charter changed so that council has the authority to spend hundreds of millions of dollars.

09/27/2012

(Philadelphia city councilman Mark Squilla.  File image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Overrides Nutter’s Veto of Northern Liberties Bar Balconies

The legislation would allow Finnigan’s Wake, at 3rd and Spring Garden Streets, to add second-floor balconies that would jut out over the sidewalk.

09/13/2012

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Nutter Vetoes $4 Surcharge on Parking Tickets

The plan conceived by Councilman Mark Squilla would have $2 going to the Philadelphia Parking Authority for taxi and limousine enforcement and the other $2 to the Department of Parks and Recreation.

09/11/2012

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Good News, Bad News For Parking Ticket Recipients

City Council has given its thumbs-up to letting you fight parking tickets by mail or online rather than having to show up in person.

05/24/2012

(Philadelphia finance director Rob Dubow, center of photo, is questioned by city councilman Bill Green, back to camera at lower right, during a city budget hearing.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Feels Squeeze of Budget Deadline Amid Open Questions

The mayor’s budget hinges on state approval of a homestead exemption, and separately, gaining the ability to adjust the split of property taxes between the city and the school district.

05/23/2012

(Philadelphia city councilman Mark Squilla.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Lawmaker Wants One-Year Delay In Property Taxation Overhaul Plan

City councilman Mark Squilla is proposing putting the brakes on Mayor Nutter’s plan to revamp Philadelphia’s broken property assessment system.

03/22/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall at night.  File photo by Kate Fehlinger.)

Philadelphia Councilmembers Accept Need For Property Tax Overhaul, With Some Concerns

The clock is now ticking for Philadelphia City Council to begin grappling with what could be the biggest challenge in the budget season, the proposed “actual-value” system for property taxes.

03/08/2012

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, on his first day in that position.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

New Philadelphia City Council President Inaugurates 2012 Legislative Session

Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.

01/26/2012

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Council Opens With New Leaders, New Members, Difficult Issues

When Philadelphia City Council convenes its 2012 legislative session this morning, it’ll have a very different look, with new leadership and six new members. But the biggest issues are anything but new.

01/26/2012

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Some City Council Races Wrap Quickly; Not So, At-Large GOP Seat

In Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.

11/08/2011

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In Philadelphia Council District Primaries, Squilla and Henon Win

Mark Squilla and Bobby Henon appeared headed toward commanding victories in their respective Philadelphia City Council primary races.

05/17/2011

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