It was a remarkable scene Friday at City Hall, as Mayor Nutter and the firefighters union — who have battled in court and in the press for years — stood together in announcing a new arbitration contract award for the firefighters.
Councilman Kenney is fed up with public officials being allowed to park their personal cars all day on the apron of City Hall.
City officials seem stumped, so to speak, over how to keep up with the growing number of city-owned trees that need to be pruned or removed.
A number of city officials and key employees will be pushing back planned retirements next year because of all that’s needed for the Pope’s visit.
City Council members are furious about Mayor Michael Nutter’s new plan to encourage city workers to stop smoking, and they gave his aides an earful at a hearing Wednesday.
Andrew Stober, chief of staff in the Mayor’s Office of Transportation, says Titan Advertising will build 300 more bus shelters and share ad revenue with the City of Philadelphia.
Councilman David Oh (right photo) wants any tax payment more than a year overdue to be automatically be turned over to a collection agency.
Administration spokesman Mark McDonald says the decision was made to recall nearly 300 Chevrolet Impalas after a car fire on November 8th nearly cost an officer his life.
The Nutter Administration says it’s doing a better job, but City Council members are wondering if more can be done.
LOOP, the Longtime Owner Occupants Program, is aimed at owners who’ve been in one home for ten or more years and whose assessments more than tripled after the citywide reassessment.
Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”
Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city’s Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.
This afternoon brings the start of a two-day hearing in which council members will examine what they call the “highest and best use” of the city-owned utility.
‘Tis the season….to be raking leaves. And in Philadelphia, the Streets Department has brought back curbside, mechanical leaf collection in certain neighborhoods.
One of its first tasks will be to increase the profile of women in the cycling race held here in early June of each year.