Now that this is Mayor Nutter’s last year in office, councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears that another mayor could eliminate the LGBT office he created.
Councilman Wilson Goode calls them “mega-nonprofits” — the city’s universities and health care institutions, which are now exempt from property taxes.
Last year City Council and Mayor Nutter approved a bit of a break: if an appeal of a new assessment was not resolved by the time tax bills were due, owners could pay the original amount, then settle up when the appeal is later resolved.
New SRC chair Marjorie Neff says the fact that Bill Green is not going to court to try to keep the chairmanship removes a potential distraction.
KYW Newsradio has learned that Mayor Nutter will propose a hefty increase in city property taxes in order to give the cash-starved Philadelphia School District an extra $100 million.
City Council is at odds with the Nutter Administration over a law that forces non-profits in the city to prove they’re truly not for profit.
Mayor Nutter today told stakeholders involved in youth violence prevention that they should commit to a long-term effort and not go for short-term fixes.
In addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.
Sources tell KYW Newsradio that City Council and the mayor want to change Philadelphia’s smoking law so that no additional exemptions to the ban could be granted in the future.
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.