“We’re going to miss her,” said Mayor Nutter, who created the Office of LGBT Affairs in 2008 and appointed Casarez to head up the office.
A local group called the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge has received city permits to speak on the sidewalk near Liberty Place, at 16th and Chestnut Streets, voicing hatred toward whites, Asians, and other groups.
In Philadelphia City Council, lawmakers impose restrictions on what the public can say at its weekly meetings. One speaker this past week made his displeasure with the rules quite evident.
The head of Emergency Management in Philadelphia says officials remain vigilant about the threat of Ebola and are prepared to mobilize should that dangerous virus appear in this region.
City Council members heard from Gurly Gibson, an official at the Embassy of Liberia in Washington, D.C. She said her country’s situation is dire and that officials believe a halt to air travel would would be “a death sentence.”
But at the same time, Nutter cautioned residents about becoming alarmed.
Joseph Schulle, head of the firefighters’ union Local 22, has no faith in the CDC standards and believes that hazmat suits are needed for the paramedics should they have to respond to a potential Ebola outbreak.
How well is this region prepared to cope with an Ebola outbreak? Philadelphia City Council holds a hearing this afternoon to find out.
The skating rink will be open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, until February 22nd.
The controversy came as the mayor backed off slightly on plans to cut the city wage tax.
City Council president Darrell Clarke calls them “entrepreneurs,” those folks who set up a folding table on a sidewalk to sell everything from handbags to CDs to incense.
Has peace broken out at Philadelphia City Hall? Seven months after City Council announced an ambitious plan to boost affordable housing in Philadelphia, the effort is finally moving forward with the cooperation of the Nutter Administration.
City Council Moves Ahead With Plans To Question Whether School District Should Return To Local Control
If at first you don’t succeed…City Council is trying again for a ballot referendum that would ask city voters whether to the school district should be under local control.
The head of the election watchdog group Committee of 70 reacts: “One would assume that the person who runs local elections would be the first in line to vote. … I think it sends a very poor message to city voters.”
Council president Darrell Clarke, who represents the area around Temple University, says neighbors face public drunkenness and related issues on a regular basis.