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Nutter Administration

(Councilman Wilson Goode questions Nutter administration official Mary Stitt at a City Council hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Says Nutter Administration Gives Too Many ‘Living Wage’ Waivers

Councilman Wilson Goode said the Nutter administration has been abusing its ability to grant waivers to the law that requires city contractors pay workers at least 1½ times the federal minimum wage.

01/29/2014

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Phila. Officials May Consider Tighter Fire Escape Inspection Regulations

Currently, owners of rental properties must apply for an annual rental license but are not required to submit proof that the fire escape has been inspected.

01/13/2014

(Maari Porter, the City of Philadelphia's chief grants officer, and Michael Thorpe, a Mantua resident, both expressed delight with the neighborhood's designation.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Mantua Neighborhood Gets Federal ‘Promise Zone’ Designation

The selection as a Promise Zone means that neighborhood will be given preference when applying for a host of other federal grants.

01/08/2014

(A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Andre Bennett)

Sell-off of Philadelphia’s Natural Gas Utility Goes To Binding Bidding

Binding bids will be due in January, and the city would finalize sales terms by February.

11/19/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, public safety director Mike Resnick, and human resources director Albert D'Attilio testify for the Nutter administration at a City Council hearing.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration Officials Grilled Over Rescinded Firefighter Promotions

City officials defended the move, saying the firefighters accepted the promotions with the knowledge they could be rescinced if the Nutter administration got a favorable court ruling.

10/30/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, right, testifies before City Council in April 2013.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Fire Commissioner Will Testify At Council Hearing On Rescinded Promotions

Councilman Jim Kenney is holding the hearing on the latest career turn of fourteen firefighters who were demoted after being promoted.

10/29/2013

(Philadelphia International Airport.  File photo by Piotrus.)

Nutter Administration Tightening Checks on City Construction Bidders

Philadelphia inspector general Amy Kurland says one contractor, John Hart of Hart Enterprises, misrepresented himself on a bid for restroom renovation work at the airport between 2011 and 2012.

10/25/2013

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I-Team Exclusive: Fire Apparatus Investigation

In the wake of a medic unit bursting into flames, heavily damaging a firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets, City Council has voted to hold public hearings into the condition and safety of Philadelphia fire apparatus, while the CBS 3 I-Team has uncovered visual evidence of still more problems.

10/10/2013

City Hall (FILE PHOTO credit: Tim McLaughlin)

City Hall Warns Property Owners of Delays in Assessment Reviews

The initial reviews of about 25,000 property assessments won’t be completed before the deadline to file a formal appeal, so the city is urging property owners to proceed without waiting.

09/23/2013

(Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

Philadelphia City Council Asking For Formulas Used In Controversial AVI

Philadelphia City Council is threatening to subpoena the Nutter Administration unless aides to the mayor turn over the precise formulas used to create the new and controversial property assessments.

04/20/2013

Philadelphia City Council members opened their annual budget hearings on Monday at City Hall. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia City Council Opens Annual Budget Hearings

Philadelphia City Council members have opened their annual budget hearings, listening to Mayor Michael Nutter’s top budget people describe the city’s ‘five year financial and strategic plan.’

03/25/2013

(credit: Paul Kurtz)

Helping Elderly Find Better Access To Food And Nutrition Is Focus Of Forum In Center City

Advocates for the elderly tackled the issue of hunger at a forum in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday.

03/20/2013

(Graphs from ACLU report.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

ACLU Says Philadelphia Cops Still Misusing ‘Stop and Frisk’ Procedure

A federal judge continues to oversee an agreement between the ACLU and the Nutter administration in which the police department agreed to better train officers on the use of “stop and frisk.”

03/19/2013

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

Some City Council Members Propose Hearings On Tax Deadbeats

As Philadelphia City Council hunkers down in coming months to set a new property tax rate, the six freshmen on council are pushing a related topic: how to better nab tax deadbeats.

02/10/2013

DC 33 President Pete Matthews at the mic. (Credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio)

War Of Words Between Nutter Administration And Blue-Collar Workers Union Continues

The mayor says negotiations are at an impasse; Matthews says they are not and the union is still willing to negotiate.

02/06/2013

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