Councilman Curtis Jones’ district includes the neighborhood of Manayunk, where Shane Montgomery died last fall after leaving a bar on Main Street.
Councilwoman Cindy Bass today will propose what would be the first ever city regulations covering those large donation bins you see in parking lots and alleys throughout Philadelphia.
The “Kenney for Mayor” campaign kicked off by renting the mayor’s reception room and then packing it with supporters.
Mandatory paid sick leave is now one step closer to becoming the law in Philadelphia after a city council committee gave unanimous approval to the plan.
Among those testifying was attorney Jackie Gallagher, whose third child, Jack, was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months.
A long-planned overhaul of how water rates are set in Philadelphia is about to finally become reality.
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.