Kenney –- first elected in 1991 — choked up at times as he bid his fellow councilmembers farewell.
Deputy chief solicitor Richie Feder said removing those old laws will allow the city to better defend its more recent gun restrictions.
“There are enough people running that people can make a wise choice,” he said.
Council President Pitches “Super” Idea To Get Universities To Offer More Support To Cash-Strapped Schools
Council President Darrell Clarke is pitching what he thinks is a super idea, getting local universities to offer more support to cash-starved public schools. Clarke, in fact, has named the program “SUPER.”
Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”
The “when” is settled. Still unknown is the “where.”
City Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year.
Next week will bring yet another city council debate over the controversial idea of mandatory paid sick leave in Philadelphia, and the sponsor of the plan now says he has the votes needed to override what could be a third veto by Mayor Nutter.
“Bunch of e-mails, bunch of phone calls, wanting to know if I was announcing that I was getting back in the race,” he began.
The issues include sick leave and the mayor’s final budget, but it may be the coming May primary that dominates the next few months.
In a statement, Ken Trujillo says “there are family matters that require my full attention,” so he is leaving the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor. He would not elaborate.
Blatstein was one of four developers hoping to build Philadelphia’s second casino; he proposed putting it in the former Inquirer headquarters, on North Broad Street at Callowhill.
State officials are now taking a hard look at whether the city-owned utility should speed up the replacement of aging gas mains.
It was a policy wonk’s delight this past week, as Mayor Nutter released a 24-page presentation comparing his tenure as mayor to the three previous mayors.
A decision could come within a few weeks on whether the Democratic National Committee will choose Philadelphia to host its 2016 nominating convention.