Philadelphia City Council
City officials are poised to raise the cost of renewing residential parking permits, which are used in more than two dozen neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.
Starting this week, Philadelphia residents will be able to set their trash at the curb a couple of hours earlier than currently allowed, the night before its collected.
A special investigatory committee of Council formed after last June’s fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets has released its findings.
Councilman Wilson Goode, who had originally proposed reducing the abatement slightly, is now pushing a plan to scale back the abatement more drastically.
Sixth District councilman Bobby Henon says bandit signs -– usually offering cash for gold or cash for your home or car — are a constant and annoying nuisance throughout the city.
Dozens of school advocates interrupted the conclusion of Thursday’s City Council meeting with jeers for the mayor and Council because of the school funding stalemate.
“This is generally a tax break for the few, the new, and the well-to-do, not for most of Philadelphia,” Councilman Goode said of the tax-abatement program he would like to curtail.
Chris details an editorial written in the New York Times by Vladimir Putin, Councilman Jim Kenney’s request to sever ties with a Russian City, and some unfortunate tributes to 9/11 promoted by corporate America. He also talks to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson about her ongoing coverage of the Benghazi attacks and Fast and Furious.
While school funding will dominate the next few months, other key issues will be front and center, including revising the controversial property tax abatement.
Krajewski represented the 6th Councilmanic District, in Northeast Philadelphia, from 1980 until 2012.
Chris reacts to the managerial change made on Friday by the Phillies and takes calls with Charlie Manuel. He also covers the funding battle for Philadelphia schools and Governor Chris Christie’s role in the New Jersey Senate campaign. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Nutter said the city will borrow the money until the funding crisis can be resolved.
Rob Dubow says the Philadelphia school district’s budget woes could get worse if City Council doesn’t approve a bill to make permanent the once-temporary hike in the sales tax.
Chris discusses some supermarket and pharmacy’s decision not sell this month’s issue of Rolling Stone, Jimmy Carter’s issue with race, and Philadelphia Council President Darrell Clarke’s idea to use additional sale tax revenue for employee pensions.
Who will appear and who won’t? That’s the question of the day at Philadelphia City Council, where a committee resumes its probe of last month’s tragic building collapse in Center City.