Terry Gillen was a deputy commerce director under former mayor Ed Rendell and was head of the Redevelopment Authority under Mayor Nutter.
The Nutter administration has struck a new, seven-year deal with the city’s largest municipal workers’ union, District Council 33, in a contract dispute that has dragged on since 2009.
One of the most unusual tax battles in Philadelphia history has come to an end.
Flanking him on the 16th floor of the Municipal Services Building were local schoolkids who will be participants in the lab.
Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.
Mayor Nutter is in France for the next six days for a trip that officials say is aimed at promoting French investment in Philadelphia.
Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.
“This is another attempt to circumvent the collective bargaining process by the mayor,” says District Council 33 president Pete Matthews. “It’s not up to the courts to resolve a collective bargaining agreement. It’s up to the mayor to sit down and work this out fairly.”
The Nutter administration has lost in its legal battle to tax lap dances performed in the back rooms of strip clubs.
Dr. Donald Schwarz (photo) served as health commissioner and Anne Marie Ambrose was the commissioner of human services.
Much to Mayor Nutter’s chagrin, his controversial plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works will not be introduced before City Council adjourns for the summer season.
The airport workers were unhappy because the mayor’s executive order raising their wages does not apply to contracts currently in force, and that means the raises won’t come until the contracts are amended or renewed.
The bill, authored by Councilman Jim Kenney, would make possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana — about an ounce — a simple “code violation,” punishable only by a $25 fine.
Even so, the proposed legislation does not fully meet the district’s needs for the coming year.
The workers’ attorney says the Recreation Department had hired them with full knowledge of those jobs, and in fact because of their experience — mostly with the school district.