The Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city’s existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.
Darrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.
PPA officials want to move ahead with an app that allows you to pay for parking with your smartphone, but the mayor fears it will adversely affect school district funding.
The Office of LGBT Affairs was created by Mayor Nutter, but LGBT leaders fear that a future mayor might decide to kill it. So they’re backing a plan to change the city charter and make the office permanent.
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.