Councilman at-large David Oh says questions abound over the accuracy of the new assessments, and he says the methodology released last week did not clear up how the new property values were calculated.
City officials have extended the Homestead Exemption application deadline to September 13th.
Moira Baylson, of the mayor’s Office of the Arts (at left in photo), says the site grabs a long list of primary data from other public and private sources, making research one-stop shopping.
Even as SEPTA moves toward a new system-wide fare hike, a report being released today finds that the transit agency’s capital needs are woefully underfunded.
The Nutter administration says the controversial fire department policy of station “brownouts” will continue even if City Council appropriates extra money to eliminate them.
City Council members are wondering how they and the mayor will come up with an extra $60-million for the school district and whether the state will do its share.
City Council members are inching closer to getting the nitty-gritty on how the Nutter Administration came up with new assessments for every property in the city.
“We’re giving away money (through the abatement) that we don’t necessarily need to give away,” Goode said. “And at the same time, driving up tax bills for everyone else.”
DA Seth Williams went before City Council’s budget committee today asking for an extra $2.75 million above the nearly $32 million that Mayor Nutter has proposed for the district attorney’s office.
City Council President Darrell Clarke says so far about only 50-percent of homeowners eligible for next year’s Homestead Exemption have signed up so far.
Joan Markman, Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer, finds herself in a political firestorm after she injected herself into a Philadelphia Historical Commission debate over a coffee shop near her home.
Under current regulations, homeowners would have to pay the new — and possibly higher — bill and then get reimbursed if they win the appeal.
Attorneys for the city have filed suit against John Green, who served as Philadelphia sheriff from 1998 until 2010, along with other former employees and two private firms that had been hired by the city.
City controller Alan Butkovitz on Tuesday told council that the abatement is basically unfair to other homeowners who now face higher taxes under AVI.
The Sheriff of Philadelphia has gone hat in hand to City Council, asking for a whopping 30-percent increase in his budget to hire 100 extra deputies.
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