At-Large Seats Among Contested Phila. City Council RacesIn addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party's nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Mayor's Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia PrimaryToday's primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.
Politicial Analysts See A Kenney Endorsement As Signal That Some Issues Trump RaceKenney, who is white, nabbed the endorsement of a group of African-American political leaders known as the Northwest Coalition over rival Anthony Wiliams, who is black.
Phila. Candidates For Mayor and Council Get Ballot Positions For May 19th PrimaryBallot positions for the May 19th primary were determined in a very low-tech way: the candidates chose numbered balls out of a coffee can.
Councilwoman Tasco Crows About Derailment of Nutter's PGW DealMembers of Philadelphia City Council today delivered a great big I-told-you-so to those who wanted the city to sell off the Philadelphia Gas Works.
Philadelphia City Council OKs Four More Exemptions to Citywide Indoor Smoking BanLawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.
Sources: Phila. City Council and Mayor May End Future Smoking Ban ExemptionsSources tell KYW Newsradio that City Council and the mayor want to change Philadelphia's smoking law so that no additional exemptions to the ban could be granted in the future.
Marian Tasco Announces Retirement From Philadelphia City Council"I've decided that I will not seek re-election this year for City Council, for the 9th District," Tasco told KYW Newsradio this morning.
Council Balks at Oh's Plan For More Aggressive Approach to Tax CollectionsCouncilman David Oh (right photo) wants any tax payment more than a year overdue to be automatically be turned over to a collection agency.
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.
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.
Councilwoman Says PGW Bidder Using "Scare Tactics" To Push SaleA print ad sponsored by UIL Holdings, the Connecticut-based firm that wants to buy PGW from the city, claims the city's gas infrastructure is "dangerously outdated."
Tasco Grills Nutter's Chief Of Staff Over Rec Center Renovation DelayA city councilwoman's anger over delays in renovations to a rec center in her district boiled over Tuesday at a budget hearing.
Tasco Accuses Nutter Of Deliberately Delaying Playground RenovationA veteran city council member is accusing Mayor Nutter of holding up the renovation of a playground in her district to "punish" her for her stance on the mayor's plan to sell PGW.
Phila. Gas Commission Narrowly Approves Controversial Consultant PaymentsThe five-member Philadelphia Gas Commission, which oversees PGW's budget, voted 3-2 to approve more than $2.3 million in PGW revenues to pay legal, financial, and public relations consultants.