Philadelphia City Council
Despite the plea for delay from the mother of a woman killed in the 2013 Market Street building collapse, the proposed charter change got City Council committee approval.
The Neshaminy students at the center of the national controversy were front and center in City Council chambers, honored for their decision to ban the word “Redskin” in their school paper.
It was in November of 2013 that a Council committee approved a top-to-bottom overhaul of billboard regulations. But, like many compromises, the measure left both activists and billboard companies unhappy and the measure was sidelined.
There was plenty of squirming in City Council chambers this morning, as lawmakers convened a hearing on the vexing problem of bed bugs.
Rich explains why he is tired of talking about Ferguson. He talks to City Councilman David Oh about the stalled sale of PGW, Ryan Berk, who confronted a man impersonating a military veteran at the Oxford Valley Mall, and Karen Montgomery, whose son Shane went missing in Manayunk the night before Thanksgiving.
Rich discusses a case the Supreme Court will hear on speech rights, members of the St. Louis Rams demonstrating in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson, MO and the case of a student who went missing late Wednesday night.
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.
Councilman David Oh (right photo) wants any tax payment more than a year overdue to be automatically be turned over to a collection agency.
Mayor Nutter says paid sick leave is a “complicated policy question that profoundly affects employees and employers.” He previously vetoed two bills passed by City Council.
Neilson has introduced a bill that would give a wage tax refund to veterans who become Philadelphia police officers, firefighters, paramedics, or prison guards.
Today was City Council’s final chance to introduce the required legislation before the PGW sale agreement expires at yearend.
One former employee of an airport contractor, a wheelchair attendant, tearfully recounted being fired because of her activity in support of a fair wage.
Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”
Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city’s Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.
Joe Chambers, a 17-year-old senior at Ridley High School, jumped into action as the vehicle caught fire nearby with the officer trapped inside.