Philadelphia's AVI Architect Takes Heat At Budget HearingsPhiladelphia's Chief Assessment Officer, Ritchie McKeithen, was on the hot seat Tuesday during the second day of budget hearings in City Council chambers.
Future Of Paid Sick Leave Bill Now In Mayor’s HandsCouncil voted 11-6 for the measure, but a two-thirds majority, or 12 votes, will be needed to override another expected veto from the Mayor.
Councilman Wants To Keep Employers Out Of Jobseekers’ Facebook AccountsCouncilman Bill Greenlee says he has received calls from job-hunters who say the potential employer wanted a password to access their otherwise-private Facebook page or other personal info.
A Philadelphia City Council Committee Approves Pet Horse RegulationsA city council committee was not horsing around when its members approved the first-ever regulations on keeping a horse as a pet in Philadelphia.
Council Members Want To Boost City Surveillance SystemToday's hearing was called by Council President Darrell Clarke, who along with several other council members visited Baltimore last month to see how that city has ramped up its crime camera program.
NJ ‘Tanning Mom’ Case Prompts Philadelphia Councilman To Propose RegulationsCouncilman Bill Greenlee says the case last year of a Nutley, New Jersey mother accused of putting her daughter inside a tanning booth was only the most prominent incident of what he believes is a growing problem.
City Council Begins Hearings On Mayor Nutter’s Budget, TodayToday brings the start of two months of Philadelphia City Council hearings on Mayor Nutter's new budget, and the process could get heated over Nutter's plan to overhaul property assessments, while bringing in $90-million extra to the Philadelphia School District.
Philadelphia City Council OKs Grace Period For Parking TicketsImagine this: the Philadelphia Parking Authority cutting you some slack!
Philadelphia City Council Holds Hearing On School Closure PlanPhiladelphia City Council wanted its own hearings on the school district plan to close nine school buildings and reconfigure some of others.
City Lawmakers Approve Ten-Day Grace Period For Parking Ticket PaymentsBut the late penalties themselves will go up slightly once the grace period has expired.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Forward On Trash Collection Tax Rebate For CondosOver the objections of the mayor, Philadelphia City Council has given preliminary okay to a $200 annual property tax rebate for condominium owners, because some use private trash haulers.