Philadelphia City Council
Deputy city commissioner Fred Voigt estimated turnout as of 5pm in the 30-percent range.
In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
Prisons commissioner Louis Giorla said the site, on State Road, is both close to other city prisons and far from residential areas.
The mayor’s chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration’s plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.
Supporters say the concept, nicknamed “Yes Means Yes,” will allow a sex assault case to move forward even if the alleged victim didn’t explicity say “no.”
A new voter education campaign has kicked off to encourage Philadelphia voters to approve question #3 on the May 19th ballots.
The Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city’s existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.
Darrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.
Donation limits on all the candidates have now been doubled because real estate businessman Allan Domb has spent more than $250,000 of his own money promoting his campaign.
Nutter has begun a series of school visits he hopes will highlight the unique programs that would benefit from an increase in city and state funding.
Newer models that use GPS technology to keep track of the location of the wearer, inside the home or out, are being tested in Philadelphia Family Court.
The recall comes after the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that it is revoking the city’s ability to regulate billboards along major Philadelphia roadways.
Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.
First District councilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the mall, agreed to introduce a package of bills that includes the tax break, known as “Tax Incremental Financing” (TIF).