City Council's Final Session Of Term Is Do Or Die For Some Significant LegislationPhiladelphia City Council will meet Thursday for the final time this session. Some major bills are expected to pass and other measures are likely to die as a result of inaction.
Nutter Vows To Sign Bill Aimed At Getting Vacant Properties Into Hands Of New OwnersAfter months of contentious negotiations, City Council approved -- and Mayor Nutter plans to sign -- a bill that creates what's called a Land Bank.
‘Land Bank’ Proposal Moves Forward In City CouncilA council committee has approved the creation of a Land Bank, which would be a central clearinghouse for the acquisition and sale of vacant properties.
City Council Proposes Creation Of 'Land Bank' To Deal With Vacant PropertiesCity Council is looking at creating a new kind of bank -- a "Land Bank" -- that would be responsible for disposing of 30,000 vacant properties scattered throughout Philadelphia.