City Council Holds PGW Hearing, Lawmakers Refuse To Vote On Nutter's Plan To SellThis afternoon brings the start of a two-day hearing in which council members will examine what they call the "highest and best use" of the city-owned utility.
Phila. Officials Have Harsh Words For Sell-Your-Parking-Space AppsAndrew Stober, of the Mayor's Office of Transportation, testified that apps that allow an on-street parking space be sold by one driver to another should be banned in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Councilman Hoping To Outlaw Selling Your Parking Space To Next DriverMonkey Parking is a free iOS app that lets people announce where they are parked, and then take bids on who wants rights to park in that space next.
Mayor Nutter Hopes Public Outcry Will Resurrect PGW Sale ProposalNutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke's decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.
Proposal Requires Landlords In Philadelphia Give 3 Months Notice Of Rent IncreaseCouncilman-at-large Bill Greenlee today will propose that all landlords give their tenants at least 90 days notice of a rent increase.
City Council Poised To Publicly Debate Nutter's Plan To Sell PGWThe final week of September is likely to bring the start of City Council's long-awaiting public hearings on Mayor Nutter's plan to sell PGW.
Not Everyone Excited About 'Made In America' This Weekend"Made in America" takes place this weekend, but not everyone is thrilled about the event.
Teachers' Union Wants Philadelphians to Vote on School District ControlHillary Linardopoulos, of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, said the ballot question would be an important -- albeit symbolic -- statement.
Nutter Weighing City Council's Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of PotThe bill's sponsor, Councilman Jim Kenney, estimates that the new marijuana policy could save the police department and the courts $4 million a year.
Phila. Lawmakers Move To Scrub Area Near Proposed CasinoThe possibility of a casino on North Broad Street, near Callowhill, is prompting a move in Philadelphia City Council to stave off new pawn shops, payday loan operations, and other shady credit businesses in that area.
Community College of Phila. Asks For More Funding To Avert Tuition HikeStudents at the Community College of Philadelphia face a possible tuition increase next fall unless the city and the state chip in more.
Philadelphia City Council Passes Restrictions on Public Use of E-CigarettesIgnoring the pleas of e-cigarette users, City Council has unanimously approved a measure that bans the devices from public spaces in Philadelphia.
City Council To Cast Final Vote On Electronic Cigarette BanCity Council today is expected to cast a final vote on a bill that would add electronic cigarettes to the city's existing ban on smoking in public
Phila. Lawmakers Move Toward Ban of E-Cigarettes in Public PlacesThe city's health commissioner, Dr. Donald Schwarz, said he supports the Council measure which would prohibit e-cigarettes in public spaces.
Councilman Greenlee Wants To Prohibit E-Cigarette Sales To MinorsAmid the growing debate over possible health risks posed by electronic cigarettes, a Philadelphia lawmaker is proposing banning their sale to minors in the city.