KYW Newsradio has learned that Mayor Nutter will propose a hefty increase in city property taxes in order to give the cash-starved Philadelphia School District an extra $100 million.
Among the ideas being talked about at this point, a Septa official says, is splitting the Route 23 bus line in half.
The Parking Authority’s general counsel admits that taxi operators are likely to resist these changes, and will make their displeasure known as the proposals are opened to public comment.
Law Requiring Owners Of Large Office Buildings To Track Energy Usage Expanded To Include Larger Apartment Buildings
This coming week City Council is expected to approve an expansion of that law, so that about 800 apartment buildings also have to benchmark.
Philly Voters May See Ballot Question On Whether Or Not City Should Create Commission Devoted To Women’s Issues
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the city has not had a commission devoted to women’s issues since the 1980’s and she says it is sorely needed.
Daycare providers in Philadelphia may soon be getting a bit of a break on the fees they must pay the city under a bill approved by City Council this past week.
The fate of the famed Blue Horizon boxing arena in North Philadelphia hangs in the balance. In one corner are the owners who want to sell it to a hotel developer. In the other corner: local preservationists who say the site is historic.
The company that wanted to buy PGW last year has itself been bought. Was this deal in the works as the PGW deal was being debated?
City Council is at odds with the Nutter Administration over a law that forces non-profits in the city to prove they’re truly not for profit.
Eighteen Philadelphia students are spending the day getting an insider’s view of City Hall, as part of the annual PAL DAY activities.
Philadelphia officials are bringing in a structural engineer early this week to look at water damage suffered in City Council chambers.
The City Council President’s ambitious plan to reorganize huge portions of Philadelphia government has moved off of the fast-track, in the wake of concerns by some in the city’s development community.
About a dozen Gallery kiosk merchants showed up City Council’s regular meeting Thursday, asking for the help of lawmakers in their eviction from the Gallery.
Council approved a bill that gives restaurants the option of using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.
Lawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.