Councilman's Bill Decriminalizing Small Marijuana Amounts Moves ForwardThe bill, authored by Councilman Jim Kenney, would make possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana -- about an ounce -- a simple "code violation," punishable only by a $25 fine.
Industry Experts Testify at Phila. City Council Hearing on Deadly Building CollapseCommittee members got an education on best practices and standards from leading local experts in the field.
Phila. Councilman Says Spending Cuts Could Keep Tax Rate Down to 1 PercentCouncilman Jim Kenney has introduced a plan to cut spending so the property tax rate stays at or below 1.0 percent.
Philadelphia Coalition Forms To Push US Immigration Reform EffortsIt was standing room only as the newly formed Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform made a collective statement on the type of comprehensive legislation they would like to see.
Philadelphia Councilman Defends Spending Thousands For 'Tweets,' FacebookingCouncilman-at-large Jim Kenney hired a Philadelphia-based company called Chatterblast. The cost was $28,000, paid for by taxpayers.
Philadelphia Lawmaker Wants To Tighten 'Resign To Run' Candidacy RuleCouncilman Jim Kenney wants voters to decide on a proposed change that would require candidates to resign from other elected offices before running in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Grill City's Finance Chief On Planned Property Tax ChangesOne day after the head of Philadelphia's School Reform Commission admitted to financial mismanagement under the SRC's previous leadership, City Council members voiced misgivings about raising an extra $90 million to help bail out the school district.
Amid Plan To Revamp Philadelphia Property Assessments, Questions Of Higher TaxesMayor Nutter's budget experts were in the hot seat as Philadelphia City Council opened hearings on Nutter's plan to revamp the way property assessments are calculated in the city.
Rizzo Struggles Against 'DROP' For At-Large City Council RenominationPhiladelphia at-large city councilman Frank Rizzo Jr., was apparently having trouble in his re-election bid shaking the charge that he ran for another term despite having entered the city's controversial "DROP" pension program.
Memorial For Civil Rights Activist Gets Big Boost From City of PhiladelphiaThe City of Philadelphia is making a donation of a half-million dollars to support efforts to build a memorial statue to 19th Century civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto.
Councilman Still Working To Bring Catto Statue To City HallFor almost ten years, Councilman at-large James Kenney has been working to get a statue placed at City Hall of 19th century civil rights activist, educator, soldier, and baseball player Octavius Catto.