In addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.
“We’re focused on building the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, and are not currently planning for a third building,” says a Comcast spokesman.
Eighth district councilwoman Cindy Bass has introduced a measure that would require landlords in Philadelphia to disclose the building’s smoking policies when a new lease is signed, or a renewal.
Councilman Curtis Jones has, as promised, introduced a bill that mandates exterior security cameras at the exits of all drinking establishments.
O’Neill says the DNC decision shows how much the hospitality industry has grown since 2000 when Philly hosted the GOP convention.
Until yesterday’s announcement that the Democratic convention will be in Philadelphia next year, Septa had planned to begin a $150-million renovation of the corridors under City Hall by the start of that summer.
Paid sick leave bills, sponsored by Bill Greenlee, were vetoed by Mayor Nutter in 2011 and 2013, who said businesses were still struggling at those times to rebound from the recession.
The Democratic National Committee has chosen Philadelphia as the city to host its presidential nominating convention, to be held the week of July 25th, 2016.
Milton Street was initially ten dollars short on the $130 fine that he faced for filing his campaign finance report nine days late.
Sources tell KYW Newsradio that City Council and the mayor want to change Philadelphia’s smoking law so that no additional exemptions to the ban could be granted in the future.
The walkway is needed because HUP plans to demolish an old office building and put up a new hospital tower there.
A bill before City Council “would allow food establishments to get a dumpster for recycling and composting of food waste,” explains Phil Bresee, recycling director for the Streets Department.
The head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority says the need for public housing for the disabled far exceeds the supply, and he is calling on local lawmakers to do more.
Human trafficking often involves forced prostitution – and now Philadelphia City Council is considering new regulations on local hotels aimed at preventing that.
Councilman Curtis Jones’ district includes the neighborhood of Manayunk, where Shane Montgomery died last fall after leaving a bar on Main Street.