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Mayor Michael Nutter. (File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter’s Next City Budget Will Include 9% Property Tax Hike

KYW Newsradio has learned that Mayor Nutter will propose a hefty increase in city property taxes in order to give the cash-starved Philadelphia School District an extra $100 million.

KYW Newsradio 1060–7 hours ago

(Septa holds an open house to share route configuration concepts.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

SEPTA Seeks Public Input As It Unveils Possible Transit Route Reconfigurations

Among the ideas being talked about at this point, a Septa official says, is splitting the Route 23 bus line in half.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

Regulators Pushing For Upgrades to Philadelphia’s Taxicab Fleet

The Parking Authority’s general counsel admits that taxi operators are likely to resist these changes, and will make their displeasure known as the proposals are opened to public comment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

File photo of Philadelphia City Council chambers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Law Requiring Owners Of Large Office Buildings To Track Energy Usage Expanded To Include Larger Apartment Buildings

This coming week City Council is expected to approve an expansion of that law, so that about 800 apartment buildings also have to benchmark.

03/01/2015

(credit: Mike Dunn)

Philly Voters May See Ballot Question On Whether Or Not City Should Create Commission Devoted To Women’s Issues

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the city has not had a commission devoted to women’s issues since the 1980’s and she says it is sorely needed.

03/01/2015

(credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Moves To Eliminate Permit Fees For Child Daycare Centers

Daycare providers in Philadelphia may soon be getting a bit of a break on the fees they must pay the city under a bill approved by City Council this past week.

02/28/2015

File photo of a boxing match at the Blue Horizon. (credit: G. Widman for Visit Philly)

Preservationists, Developer Spar Over Future Of Famed Blue Horizon Boxing Arena

The fate of the famed Blue Horizon boxing arena in North Philadelphia hangs in the balance. In one corner are the owners who want to sell it to a hotel developer. In the other corner: local preservationists who say the site is historic.

02/27/2015

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Questions Arise After Company That Wanted To Buy PGW Gets Sold

The company that wanted to buy PGW last year has itself been bought. Was this deal in the works as the PGW deal was being debated?

02/26/2015

File Photo of a church in Philadelphia (credit: CBS 3)

Local Churches, Organizations Up In Arms Over Requirement They Prove Their Non-Profit Status

City Council is at odds with the Nutter Administration over a law that forces non-profits in the city to prove they’re truly not for profit.

02/26/2015

Teens in Philadelphia get to become city officials for the day as part of PAL Day activities. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Teens Become Honorary City Officials For The Day

Eighteen Philadelphia students are spending the day getting an insider’s view of City Hall, as part of the annual PAL DAY activities.

02/23/2015

Water damage at City Council chambers room. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Structural Engineer To Assess City Council Chamber After Recent Burst Pipe

Philadelphia officials are bringing in a structural engineer early this week to look at water damage suffered in City Council chambers.

02/23/2015

(Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council President Agrees To Slow Down Effort To Revamp City’s Home Rule Charter

The City Council President’s ambitious plan to reorganize huge portions of Philadelphia government has moved off of the fast-track, in the wake of concerns by some in the city’s development community.

02/22/2015

(credit: Mike Dunn/KYW Newsradio)

Some Kiosk Merchants Forced Out Of Gallery Take Case To City Council

About a dozen Gallery kiosk merchants showed up City Council’s regular meeting Thursday, asking for the help of lawmakers in their eviction from the Gallery.

02/21/2015

(Spoiled food headed for composting.  File photo by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

City Council OKs Measure To Allow Restaurants To Recycle Scraps For Composting

Council approved a bill that gives restaurants the option of using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Philadelphia City Council has been meeting temporarily in a sixth-floor courtroom of City Hall after City Council chambers, on the fourth floor, was flooded by a burst water pipe.  Cleanup of Council chambers continues.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council OKs Four More Exemptions to Citywide Indoor Smoking Ban

Lawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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