Chris discussed President Obama appointing an Ebola Czar, next month’s mid-term elections and the World Series, which is set to begin tomorrow. He talked to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup at 7:00, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece at 8:00 and whiskey sommelier Heather Greene at 8:20.
But at the same time, Nutter cautioned residents about becoming alarmed.
The controversy came as the mayor backed off slightly on plans to cut the city wage tax.
The section is called Baxter Trail.
City Council Moves Ahead With Plans To Question Whether School District Should Return To Local Control
If at first you don’t succeed…City Council is trying again for a ballot referendum that would ask city voters whether to the school district should be under local control.
“This is not the preferred route, but it is where we are,” Nutter said today.
“It enhances protections for whisteblowers by strengthening confidentiality provisions, to prevent retaliation, and to ensure that employees feel comfortable reporting misconduct,” Nutter said.
A new section of the Schuylkill River Trail — extending 50 feet out over the water — is now open for joggers, cyclists, and those seeking a riverside stroll.
Mayor Nutter says the first phase of the nearly $250-million project, called “East Market,” will transform the entire city block, a four-acre site that fronts on the 1100 block of Market Street: Market to Ludlow, 11th to 12th Streets.
A print ad sponsored by UIL Holdings, the Connecticut-based firm that wants to buy PGW from the city, claims the city’s gas infrastructure is “dangerously outdated.”
While the report contains about three dozen recommendations for the city to consider going forward, the largest is splitting up L&I’s functions and placing more emphasis on safety and accountability.
Council today approved that ballot question, but it was not immediately clear if the mayor will sign it in time for it to appear on the November ballot.
District Council 33 — representing nearly 10,000 current and former blue-collar city workers — has overwhelmingly ratified its new contract with the city — a contract that took five contentious years to negotiate.
“We’ve gotten to a place where it is out of the criminal realm,” says the Kenney said today.
Julian Castro greeted children at the Montgomery Early Learning Center to get a firsthand look at West Philadelphia’s federally designated “promise zone.”