Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, argued against raising the city’s “U&O” business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.
Battalion chief Joseph Schulle won the seat of president in a decisive election victory over the incumbent, Bill Gault, who has held the post since July 2009.
Chris reacts to President Obama’s response to the IRS scandal surrounding the investigation of political groups and the sentencing of Kermit Gosnell. He talks to actor, William Shatner, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, the entertainment and culture critic for Newsmax, James Hirsen, and comedians, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson.
Aberdeen Asset Management first stepped up in 2010, when the Dad Vail regatta almost moved to New Jersey
Mayor Nutter was highlighting the economic benefit of the weeklong celebration for America’s 237th birthday.
Meanwhile, aides to the mayor are clarifying how he wants to raise the city’s portion.
And tAlan Butkovitz says the administration needs to reassess its reassessments.
Their frustration was evident in a speech made at the hearing by at-large councilman Denny O’Brien (at left in photo).
“The old family court building on Logan Circle would make an ideal small hotel,” says the mayor’s commerce director, Alan Greenberger.
By a 15-0 vote, councilmembers approved a measure that would for the first time allow advertising on publicly owned buildings such as recreation centers, and on city vehicles including trash trucks.
Councilman at-large David Oh says questions abound over the accuracy of the new assessments, and he says the methodology released last week did not clear up how the new property values were calculated.
Officials say there will be an increased police and emergency personnel presence. Cameras will be scanning the crowd and course.
Moira Baylson, of the mayor’s Office of the Arts (at left in photo), says the site grabs a long list of primary data from other public and private sources, making research one-stop shopping.
Chris reviews the Phillie’s third straight loss to the Pirates and the Eagles selection of Lane Johnson in the first round of the NFL Draft. He also discusses the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the chances that Kermit Gosnell could be acquitted. He talks to Ray Didinger from CSN Philly, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, and Lesley Van Arsdall from CBS 3.
Millionaire businessman Tom Knox says he plans to run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015.