City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says in the wake of this difficult and bitterly cold winter, he’s hearing from residents about neighbor’s dogs being left outside:
City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.
A city councilman says Mayor Nutter needs to ramp up in a big way, by making cuts to the much-hated Philadelphia wage tax.
“We understand that (Streets Department) resources are taxed,” said city councilwoman Cindy Bass, “but there were some areas that really seemed to be not touched at all — some areas in West Mt. Airy, some areas in Chestnut Hill.”
Streets commissioner David Perri says most of the problems caused by the storm are in the city’s northeast and northwest sections.
No snow emergency was declared by the city, and all government operations were kept on schedule, to avoid an early rush hour.
City Council President Darrell Clarke wants to make permanent a leadership position on council that was created, informally, two years ago.
Little-Known City Tax May Become Latest Battleground Between City Council And Nutter Administration.
City councilman jim Kenney says Mayor Nutter’s efforts to crack down on residents who’ve been ignoring the so-called “School Tax” tax have gone too far.
City Council members want higher limits on the value of gifts city workers can accept.
Diane Neary, widow of Lt. Robert Neary, told reporters at City Hall that, if approved, the proposed legislation would help the city avoid further such tragedies.
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The project is costing taxpayers $4.5 million over four years, but Williams says the cost will easily be recouped through greater efficiencies in the department.
Councilman Wilson Goode said the Nutter administration has been abusing its ability to grant waivers to the law that requires city contractors pay workers at least 1½ times the federal minimum wage.
Not only is the city’s 50-year-old law currently covering such gifts quite vague, but it fails to set specific limits on the value of gifts that city workers can accept.
“We need the BRT right now,” Councilman Mark Squilla says. “We need them to have these hearings. We need them to make sure they’re fair and as soon as possible.”
Fourth District Councilman Curtis Jones believes the collapse at 22nd and Locust on January 11th may have been prevented.