Philadelphia Councilman Sees Smooth Sailing For Sugarhouse Casino ExpansionSugarhouse next year hopes to begin construction of its second phase, says 1st District councilman Frank DiCiccio, "to expand their facility, create a multi-level parking garage, and more public space."
SugarHouse Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Donation, Expansion PlansSugarHouse Casino is celebrating its first anniversary of operation with several events being held throughout the weekend.
Legislation Giving Every Philadelphia Hotel a Free Parking Space is PulledThe plan before City Council's Streets Committee would have reserved a single parking space for a hotel-owned car near every hotel to give complimentary local trips to guests.
Philadelphia City Council Approves 3.85-Percent Property Tax Hike; Mayor Vetoes DROPProceeds from that property tax bump -- combined with a meter rate increase for street parking and some city surplus funds -- will give the school district an extra $53 million.
Philadelphia City Council Pass Sick Leave And DROP BillsIn the middle of pressing soda and property tax issues, City Council dealt with two controversial bills dealing with sick leave and the DROP program.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Back Plan To Allow Large, Electronic Signs Along Market St.A Phialdelphia city council committee has given thumbs-up to a measure that would allow for large-scale electronic signage on Market Street East in center city.
Councilmembers Squirming Over Nutter's Proposed BudgetFollowing the mayor's speech to City Council on Thursday morning, Councilman Frank Rizzo called the mayor's budget "a first draft," and he expects Nutter to wind up blaming Governor Corbett for the final result.
Pool Hall Plan For Center City Building Raising Neighbors' ConcernsA developer wants to turn the Beneficial Bank Building -- at 12th and Chestnut Streets and shuttered for the last ten years -- into what he says would be the city's first "upscale" billiards parlor.
Old City Residents Berate City Council Over High-Rise Billboard Plan"If you're going to do that, you might as well put a six-story thing right on City Hall that says, 'Your Ad Here, Call City Council for Details,' " one critic told City Council.
DROP Action Delayed; Watchdog Group Sees StallingIt’s been more than three months since Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter called on City Council to abolish the controversial retirement program known as "DROP."