Clarke's Restructuring Plan Advances After Compromise With MayorCouncil President Clarke wants a new form of government that would elevate the status of planning and development.
Plans To Makeover Gallery Shopping Mall Hit City Council RoadblockThe Gallery's owner, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, or PREIT, needs City Council approval of six bills that allow the renovation of the Gallery to move forward.
City Council President Cancels Neighborhood Budget HearingsCity Council President Darrell Clarke has decided to cancel budget hearings that were to be held outside of City Hall in Philadelphia's neighborhoods.
City Council Denies Delay In Budget Hearings Is To Stall Property Tax DebateThe leaders of Philadelphia City Council are denying that the reason they pushed back their annual budget hearing schedule was to avoid a debate on raising property taxes until after the May 19th primary.
City Council President Agrees To Slow Down Effort To Revamp City’s Home Rule CharterThe City Council President's ambitious plan to reorganize huge portions of Philadelphia government has moved off of the fast-track, in the wake of concerns by some in the city's development community.
Board That Will Rule On Philly Water Rates About To Become RealityA long-planned overhaul of how water rates are set in Philadelphia is about to finally become reality.
Cooperation At City Hall Over Plan For More Affordable HousingHas peace broken out at Philadelphia City Hall? Seven months after City Council announced an ambitious plan to boost affordable housing in Philadelphia, the effort is finally moving forward with the cooperation of the Nutter Administration.
Firm Hired To Analyze Proposed Sale of PGW Finds Several Issues With DealA consultant hired by Philadelphia City Council to analyze the proposed sale of PGW finds several big concerns with the deal, including the possibility that the buyer could simply flip PGW to another buyer.
Municipal Workers Union Asks City Council To Delay Budget VoteThe largest city workers union -- which has been without a contract for five years -- is asking City Council to delay passage of the budget until the union works out a deal with the Mayor Michael Nutter.
Clarke Heads To Harrisburg To Push For School FundingCouncil President Clarke wants to revise the state's plan for city sales tax revenues so that over four years, the proceeds are split between the schools and the city pension fund. He and the mayor also want approval for a city tax on cigarettes.
Council President Optimistic State Lawmakers Will Sign On To Schools PlanIt may be a tough sell in Harrisburg, but City Council is hoping to convince state lawmakers to sign on to their revised school bailout plan.