Philadelphia City Council
Council approved a bill that gives restaurants the option of using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.
Lawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.
Security guards noticed water in Council chambers, on the fourth floor of City Hall, which maintenance workers traced to a burst pipe on the ninth floor.
Maria Quinones-Sanchez, who has twice won her seat as a councilwoman without the Democratic machine behind her, last year backed candidates for state legislature who were not the party’s endorsed choices.
In addition to keeping City Council up to speed, Clarke says, the firm will lobby on positions in which Council and the mayor disagree.
Eighth district councilwoman Cindy Bass has introduced a measure that would require landlords in Philadelphia to disclose the building’s smoking policies when a new lease is signed, or a renewal.
Paid sick leave bills, sponsored by Bill Greenlee, were vetoed by Mayor Nutter in 2011 and 2013, who said businesses were still struggling at those times to rebound from the recession.
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.
The walkway is needed because HUP plans to demolish an old office building and put up a new hospital tower there.
A bill before City Council “would allow food establishments to get a dumpster for recycling and composting of food waste,” explains Phil Bresee, recycling director for the Streets Department.
The head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority says the need for public housing for the disabled far exceeds the supply, and he is calling on local lawmakers to do more.
Councilman Curtis Jones’ district includes the neighborhood of Manayunk, where Shane Montgomery died last fall after leaving a bar on Main Street.
The “Kenney for Mayor” campaign kicked off by renting the mayor’s reception room and then packing it with supporters.
Mandatory paid sick leave is now one step closer to becoming the law in Philadelphia after a city council committee gave unanimous approval to the plan.
Among those testifying was attorney Jackie Gallagher, whose third child, Jack, was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months.