Philadelphia City Council
It may sound like science fiction, but Philadelphia City Council is considering whether to regulate 3-D printers because the technology allows do-it-yourselfers to use the devices to manufacture a working firearm.
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.
Councilman Jim Kenney is holding the hearing on the latest career turn of fourteen firefighters who were demoted after being promoted.
A council committee has approved the creation of a Land Bank, which would be a central clearinghouse for the acquisition and sale of vacant properties.
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The sponsor of the measure, Councilman Bill Green, says selling tax liens on foreclosed properties would bring millions to the school district that the city otherwise would never see.
Even though Mayor Nutter is against it, Philadelphia City Council has voted unanimously to approve its own plan to provide $50 million for the school district.
Augusta “Gussie” Clark was only the 2nd African-American female elected to serve as a City Councilwoman, a position she held for two decades.
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown fears the machines may prompt a rise in mobile phone thefts.
Jeffrey Lindy, who served on a Philadelphia Bar Association committee studying the plan, says the contract might go to a for-profit law firm that would inevitably cut corners.
Over the objections of the Nutter administration, a City Council committee has approved its own plan to funnel an extra $50 million to the city’s cash-starved school district.
Lawmakers are getting down to the business of changing the city code to improve the safety of demolitions, in the wake of the fatal Market Street building collapse last June.
Councilman David Oh is introducing a plan to scale back the “resign to run” rule in the Home Rule Charter. Currently, a city elected official must resign as soon as they announce for another office.
Nutter administration officials are promising to do a better job collecting a little-known tax that applies to income from investments and which goes entirely to the school system.
City officials are poised to raise the cost of renewing residential parking permits, which are used in more than two dozen neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.