The measure, which passed 14-2, embodies the compromise announced last week by Mayor Nutter and the bill’s sponsor, councilman Jim Kenney.
By contrast, the 311 for the rest of us operates only 12 hours a day, and only Mondays through Fridays.
Lynne Abraham intends to run for mayor of Philadelphia in 2015.
His top issue: returning the Philadelphia school district to local governance.
The lawmakers heard promises of improvements from local officials, and tales of bureaucratic bungling from veterans.
The final week of September is likely to bring the start of City Council’s long-awaiting public hearings on Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell PGW.
A Philadelphia city councilman wants to slash in half the amount of time that you can leave an RV parked on a neighborhood street.
One lawmaker this past week reluctantly tabled a measure that her colleagues feared would upset Harrisburg.
A Philadelphia lawmaker wants the city to wield a bigger hammer against stores that sell BB guns to minors.
Philadelphia City Council plans to take a look at one of the longest-running issues facing the city: short dumping — the illegal dumping of trash on vacant lots or even sidewalks.
An attorney for “Visit Philadelphia” says the matter involves “unauthorized expenditures” at the publicly funded agency covering several years, totaling $210,000.
Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a bill giving the Philadelphia Fire Department responsibility for inspecting propane tanks used on curbside food trucks.
Philadelphia City Council opened its fall session today with one controversial matter front and center: whether to put more teeth into the civilian panel that studies cases of police misconduct.
District Council 33 — representing nearly 10,000 current and former blue-collar city workers — has overwhelmingly ratified its new contract with the city — a contract that took five contentious years to negotiate.
“We’ve gotten to a place where it is out of the criminal realm,” says the Kenney said today.