Room 116 of City Hall was standing-room-only for the launch of the new series.
Since the 1970s, Penndot has allowed Philadelphia’s mayor and City Council to regulate billboards along state highways, but Penndot officials now fear that federal highway dollars are at risk without their direct oversight.
City controller Alan Butkovitz says the Philadelphia Police Department’s surveillance camera system is fraught with problems, including scores of broken-down cameras.
Immigration advocates in Philadelphia joined Mayor Nutter on Friday in support of the president’s plan.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey says national incidents of police violence has made recruiting minorities for the Philadelphia police force much tougher.
Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, says raising property taxes by nine percent is the only way the city can raise the additional $103 million the school district needs next year.
In past years, the feds have given cities that host political conventions upwards of $50 million for security.
“Twenty-six percent of Comcast cable subscribers were dissatisfied overall with their cable service,” the mayor said.
First District city councilman Mark Squilla penned the open letter to all residents in states that recently passed so-called “religious freedom” laws, which critics say may invite discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer singled out one candidate — Nelson Diaz — for having done so.
Council president Darrell Clarke singled out the police station in North Philadelphia where an officer had been stationed when he was slain last month.
The dust from the 2013 reassessment of all properties in Philadelphia has barely settled, and city officials are planing more.
The school district wants more than $100 million above the city’s current contribution. The Nutter administration proposes raising $105 million with a 9.3-percent hike in property taxes. Councilmembers are already discussing alternate means.
City Council plans to hold a hearing on what some perceive to be foot-dragging by the Nutter Administration. At issue are looming negotiations between the city and Comcast on new franchise agreements in Philadelphia.
As deputy mayor for transportation and public utilities, Cutler has overseen major aspects of Philadelphia government: potholes, trash collection, recycling, bicycle lanes, the Philadelphia Gas Works, bridges, the airport, and the water department, among others.