The local chapter of the NAACP is focused on next month’s primary in two ways: they hope to increase voter turnout and they want support for a ballot question involving control of the Philadelphia School District.
Challenger Ori Feibush is accusing supporters of the incumbent, Kenyatta Johnson, who is running for re-election, of vandalizing neighborhood property, including Feibush’s campaign headquarters.
“Twenty-six percent of Comcast cable subscribers were dissatisfied overall with their cable service,” the mayor said.
Nutter says he has reservations about the huge, sidewalk-level, LED signs, but rather than veto the measure, he struck a deal with its sponsor, Councilman Mark Squilla.
An attorney for the “Williams for Mayor” campaign says they disagree with the rules and how they were applied, but think a settlement was prudent.
Kenney, who is white, nabbed the endorsement of a group of African-American political leaders known as the Northwest Coalition over rival Anthony Wiliams, who is black.
Philadelphia officials don’t quite know why revenues from the city sales tax are lower than expected — but they suspect that Amazon and other online retailers may be to blame.
Philadelphia officials are focused on getting new voting machines to replace the original crop of electronic machines, now more than a decade old.
City Council plans to explore PILOTS — payments in lieu of taxes — as a way to get non-profits that pay no property taxes to chip in more for city schools.
Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer singled out one candidate — Nelson Diaz — for having done so.
Officials said testing determined that the powder was not dangerous, and the fourth floor was reopened.
Council president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.
The dust from the 2013 reassessment of all properties in Philadelphia has barely settled, and city officials are planing more.
The school district wants more than $100 million above the city’s current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.
Last July, two people working on a food truck were killed when its propane tank exploded. Now, the question is whether the city even has the right to inspect them.