Council Pres. Presses For New Tax To Handle Problems Around Temple U.Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke wants landlords to pay an extra tax assessment to handle noise, trash, parking, and other matters related to student housing.
Controversy Over 'Improvement District' For Temple University AreaThe North Philadelphia community surrounding Temple University is divided over a plan to tax landlords for more street cleanup and security.
Philadelphia City Councilman Proposes Neighborhood Improvement ZoneElected officials love their acronyms, and in Philadelphia City Council this week, we learned a new one: the "NIZ" -- for Neighborhood Improvement Zone.
Councilman DiCicco Questions Results Of Petition For Beautifying East Callowhill StreetA battle that has divided one of Philadelphia's fastest-growing neighborhoods isn't over yet; at least not if an outgoing member of City Council has his say.
Mixed Reactions From Residents On Callowhill Neigborhood Improvement TaxA growing Center City community remains divided after a City Council committee vote approving a possible surcharge to residents in that neighborhood to clean up the streets.