Mike Dunn

(Anthony Williams, at a mayoral candidates' forum on March 31st, at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Anthony Williams’ Mayoral Campaign Fined For Accepting Improper Contributions

An attorney for the “Williams for Mayor” campaign says they disagree with the rules and how they were applied, but think a settlement was prudent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Politicial Analysts See A Kenney Endorsement As Signal That Some Issues Trump Race

Kenney, who is white, nabbed the endorsement of a group of African-American political leaders known as the Northwest Coalition over rival Anthony Wiliams, who is black.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

(City of Philadelphia budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, left, listens as city finance director Rob Dubow responds to a reporter's question.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter’s Number Crunchers Perplexed About Drop In Sales Tax Revenues

Philadelphia officials don’t quite know why revenues from the city sales tax are lower than expected — but they suspect that Amazon and other online retailers may be to blame.

04/06/2015

File photo of voting booths.  Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/ Getty Images)

City Officials Hoping For New Voting Machines By 2017 Primary

Philadelphia officials are focused on getting new voting machines to replace the original crop of electronic machines, now more than a decade old.

04/05/2015

(Councilman Curtis Jones, in 2014 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Mayor Is Doubtful As Non-Profit Contributions Dominate Council’s School Funding Debate

City Council plans to explore PILOTS — payments in lieu of taxes — as a way to get non-profits that pay no property taxes to chip in more for city schools.

04/04/2015

(Detail of an e-mail sent by the Nelson Diaz mayoral campaign to a city worker's phila.gov account.)

Phila. Mayoral Candidates Warned About Fundraising E-Mails To City Workers

Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer singled out one candidate — Nelson Diaz — for having done so.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/03/2015

(A Philadelphia Police Department "hazmat" team carries breathing apparatus into the temporarily quarantined area.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Envelope Containing Powder Mailed to Philadelphia Judge, Causing Brief Evacuation at City Hall

Officials said testing determined that the powder was not dangerous, and the fourth floor was reopened.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(Nutter administration budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, left, and Council president Darrell Clarke, at Wednesday's budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

City Council, Administration Spar Over Condition of Philadelphia Police and Fire Houses

Council president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Everett Gillison, chief of staff for Mayor Nutter, in a file photo. (Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Up In Arms Over Nutter Administration Property Reassessment Plans

The dust from the 2013 reassessment of all properties in Philadelphia has barely settled, and city officials are planing more.

04/01/2015

(Philadelphia finance director Rob Dubow, deputy mayor Everett Gillison, and budget director Rebecca Rhynhart, at the opening session of City Council's budget hearings.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Wrangling Begins Over Next Philadelphia Budget: How Will Schools Get Funded?

The school district wants more than $100 million above the city’s current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Nearby surveillance video captured the Feltonville food truck explosion on July 1, 2014.  File image from CBS3)

Phila. City Council Postpones Action on Food Truck Propane Tank Inspections

Last July, two people working on a food truck were killed when its propane tank exploded. Now, the question is whether the city even has the right to inspect them.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(Councilman Mark Squilla, at Monday's meeting of the Streets and Services Committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Pushes To Increase Valet Parking Zones For Night Clubs Along Delaware Ave.

Over the objections of the Nutter administration, City Council is moving to encourage more valet parking at the nightclubs along Delaware Avenue, by reducing the cost that the clubs must pay for city permits.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

(Philadelphia city councilman Bobby Henon, in 2013 file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Councilman Pressing For Release of Nutter Administration’s Cable Franchise Analysis

City Council plans to hold a hearing on what some perceive to be foot-dragging by the Nutter Administration. At issue are looming negotiations between the city and Comcast on new franchise agreements in Philadelphia.

03/30/2015

File photo of Philadelphia City Council chambers. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

City Council Votes To Overturn Law That Forces Non-Profits To Prove They’re Truly Not For Profit

An about-face this past week from Philadelphia City Council: members voted to overturn a law that they passed just two years ago after getting an earful from churches and other small non-profits in the city.

03/29/2015

(Rina Cutler speaks with reporters after Mayor Nutter, right, announced she is leaving his administration to take a high-level job at Amtrak.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Rina Cutler Leaving Nutter Administration Next Month, Taking Job at Amtrak

As deputy mayor for transportation and public utilities, Cutler has overseen major aspects of Philadelphia government: potholes, trash collection, recycling, bicycle lanes, the Philadelphia Gas Works, bridges, the airport, and the water department, among others.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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