Darrell Clarke Running Again For City Council, Ending Speculation on Mayoral RunBy law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.
New Panel Keeping Watch On Philadelphia Department Of L&IPhiladelphia's beleaguered Department of Licenses and Inspections has a new watchdog -- a result of changes made in the wake of the 2013 cMarket Street building collapse.
Council President Stays Mum On Mayoral Ambitions, Says Timeline Is In PlaceThis past weekend brought the annual New York City gathering of local politicos known as the Pennsylvania Society, and the soirees included a fundraiser for Council President Clarke.
Issues Emerge In 2015 Race For Philadelphia MayorA big question in the race -- will the collapse of the deal to sell PGW to a private company turn out to be a big issue? Mayoral candidate Lynn Abraham thinks so.
Mayoral Candidate Lynne Abraham Urges Another Try at PGW SaleAbraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.
Council President Clarke Makes The Rounds With 'Golden Life' Senior Fair AttendeesCouncil President Clarke, who lost his mother when he first got elected, says he enjoys hanging out with seniors. "They've taken the responsibility of watching over me over the years, and I just want to be in a position to return the favor."
Phila. City Council Presses Ahead With New Structure For L&I OversightDespite the plea for delay from the mother of a woman killed in the 2013 Market Street building collapse, the proposed charter change got City Council committee approval.
City Council President Hands Out Holiday Turkeys To Needy FamiliesCity Council President Darrell Clarke talked about support for students inside and outside of the classroom as he handed out holiday turkeys on Tuesday afternoon.
Amid City Council Inaction, PGW Bidder Declines To Extend DealToday was City Council's final chance to introduce the required legislation before the PGW sale agreement expires at yearend.
Pa. PUC Builds Its Own Road Map For Future of Philadelphia Gas WorksMayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a "once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives."
Sale Sidelined, Phila. City Council Opens Wider Hearing on Future of PGWCouncilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city's Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.
Council Not Happy With Nutter's Attempt To Coax City Workers To Give Up CigarettesThe latest battle between Mayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke involves the Mayor's new policy toward city workers who smoke.
Councilmembers Say Cancellation of PGW Deal Was Right Thing To Do"Hang in there, because we're going to come up with a better plan," councilwoman Marian Tasco told her colleagues.
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.
Philadelphia City Council Pulls Plug on PGW Privatization DealThe deal, worth nearly $2 billion, needed City Council approval but the legislation was never introduced, nor hearings scheduled.