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(Philadelphia city councilman James Kenney, in file photo.)

Nutter Weighing City Council’s Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Pot

The bill’s sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.

06/19/2014

(Councilman Jim Kenney.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman’s Bill Decriminalizing Small Marijuana Amounts Moves Forward

The bill, authored by Councilman Jim Kenney, would make possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana — about an ounce — a simple “code violation,” punishable only by a $25 fine.

06/09/2014

(Philadelphia public safety director Mike Resnick testifies before City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Nutter Administration Hoping to Curtail Fire Station ‘Brownouts’

Mike Resnick, the mayor’s public safety director, says overtime savings in other areas within the fire department may allow them to either reduce brownouts or end them outright.

04/29/2014

(Philadelphia director of public safety Michael Resnick testifies before a City Council committee about ICE holds.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers See Good News In Nutter’s Plan To End ‘ICE Holds’

Michael Resnick, Philadelphia’s director of public safety, says the only exceptions will be where an individual is convicted of a serious felony.

03/12/2014

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, public safety director Mike Resnick, and human resources director Albert D'Attilio testify for the Nutter administration at a City Council hearing.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration Officials Grilled Over Rescinded Firefighter Promotions

City officials defended the move, saying the firefighters accepted the promotions with the knowledge they could be rescinced if the Nutter administration got a favorable court ruling.

10/30/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, right, testifies before City Council in April 2013.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Fire Commissioner Will Testify At Council Hearing On Rescinded Promotions

Councilman Jim Kenney is holding the hearing on the latest career turn of fourteen firefighters who were demoted after being promoted.

10/29/2013

(Phila. PD Cmdr. Verdell Johnson, recreation commissioner Susan Slawson, and public safety director Mike Resnick testify before City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers Press For Gun Ban In City Parks, Rec Centers

Mike Resnick, the city’s public safety director (far right in top photo), says that with 54 shootings at recreation centers since 2010, the Nutter administration supports the ban.

03/11/2013

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