Councilman Pulls Support For Electronic Billboard Along 'Avenue of the Arts'Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, whose district includes that section of Broad Street, says he's heard from constituents who don't like the idea, so he is withdrawing support for that location. Two other sites are still up for approval.
After 2 Nutter Vetoes, Paid Sick Leave Becomes Law in PhiladelphiaPaid sick leave bills, sponsored by Bill Greenlee, were vetoed by Mayor Nutter in 2011 and 2013, who said businesses were still struggling at those times to rebound from the recession.
Is City Doing A Good Job Against Tax Deadbeats? Nutter, City Council Opinions DifferThe Nutter Administration says it's doing a better job, but City Council members are wondering if more can be done.
City Council Holds PGW Hearing, Lawmakers Refuse To Vote On Nutter's Plan To SellThis afternoon brings the start of a two-day hearing in which council members will examine what they call the "highest and best use" of the city-owned utility.
Phila. Councilman Calls For Hearings on Bed Bug Infestations in City"Neighbors have had bed bugs, and it's creeping into their properties," Squilla says, describing anecdotal evidence from constituents.
City Councilman Has Plan To Deal With RV's Parked On Philadelphia Neighborhood StreetsA Philadelphia city councilman wants to slash in half the amount of time that you can leave an RV parked on a neighborhood street.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Advance Plan To Borrow $27M For City SchoolsBut the lawmakers voiced frustration at how the school district conducts its business.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Move Toward Crackdown on 'Pill Mills'A City Council committee has approved a bill that gives new powers to the city's health department to identify and shut down operations that dispense prescription drugs without medical necessity.
Taxes Under The Microscope Amid School District Cash Crisis Amid the latest Philadelphia School District cash crisis, City Council plans to put the Nutter Administration's tax collection efforts under the microscope.
Concerns Arise Following Old City FireIn the aftermath of Wednesday morning's fire at the Suit Corner in Old City, many questions and concerns have developed.
Nutter Has Stern Words For Board That Hears Property Tax AppealsA backlog of property tax appeals -- and a plan to give raises to the board that hears appeals -- has prompted angry words from Mayor Nutter.
Plan To Annually Reassess Properties In Philadelphia Is ScrappedLast year's overhaul of property values in Philadelphia has led to a backlog of appeals this year, and that, in turn, has prompted the city to scrap plans to make reassessments annual.
Legal Snag Could Delay Pay Boost For Phila. Tax Appeals BoardPay raises for members of the Board of Revision of Taxes could be delayed by a previous court ruling, even though City Council voted to raise their pay in an effort to break a logjam of cases.
Phila. Councilman Wants Annual Salaries For Tax Board Members Restored"We need the BRT right now," Councilman Mark Squilla says. "We need them to have these hearings. We need them to make sure they're fair and as soon as possible."
Scooter Commuters React To PPA Parking DisputeParking problems have these Vespa owners considering putting their brand new scooter up for sale.