Council Leaders Insist Politics Not In Play In Rejection Of Nutter's School Funding ProposalPhiladelphia City Council adjourned for the summer this past week after rejecting some key initiatives of Mayor Nutter.
After Primary Loss, Neilson Will Resign Council To Run For State HouseIt was in August of last year that Ed Neilson was sworn in to City Council, to fill the seat made vacant by the resignation of Bill Green.
Councilmembers Give Final OK to Revamp of City's Billboard Regulations It could lead to more digital billboards, though fewer outdoor signboards overall.
Phila. City Council Finalizes Legislation To Allow Gallery MakeoverCouncilman Mark Squilla, whose district includes the Gallery shopping mall, says final passage of the Gallery renovation measures was a long time coming.
A Packed Agenda In Phila. City Council As Lawmakers Hold Final Meeting Before Adjourning For SummerA packed agenda Thursday in Philadelphia City Council, as lawmakers today hold their final meeting before adjourning for the summer. Among the items up for a final vote: a school district bailout and a tax break for the owners of the Gallery.
Councilman Withdraws Controversial Plan To Purchase Land For New PrisonMayor Michael Nutter's plan to purchase land in Northeast Philadelphia on which to build a new prison has collapsed in City Council.
Philadelphia Officials Expect Papal Visit to Overwhelm City's Mass Transit "Be prepared to walk" was the message from Mayor Nutter and other officials who spelled out transportation plans for the World Meeting of Families in September.
Refurbishing Work Getting Underway on North Side of City Hall ApronOn the north apron of City Hall, fencing has been installed to prevent pedestrians from getting close to what is about to become a major work zone.
Lots of Jockeying in Philadelphia as Special Election Nears to Fill Pa. House SeatsIt will be a rare mid-summer special election, to fill three vacancies of Philadelphia seats in the state House.
GOP Candidate For Phila. Mayor Wary of Proposed Expansion of PPA Duties"I didn't necessarily know that (parking enforcement officers) have a lot of extra time on their hands," candidate Melissa Murray Bailey says. "And if they do have extra time on their hands, then we should be looking at how we're allocating our resources."
Philadelphia Airport Lease Gets Council OK and Workers Get a RaiseIncluded is a side deal that guarantees higher wages for baggage handlers and other employees of private contractors at PHL.
Phila. Councilman Agrees To Delay Vote on Land Purchase for Future PrisonSixth District councilman Bobby Henon, whose district includes the land that the city intends to buy, originally planned to call the measure up for a vote, but then changed his mind.
Plan Forcing City Stores To Charge Fee On Bags Given To Customers Withdrawn...For NowThe sponsor of a controversial City Council plan for a nickel fee on all plastic and paper bags says he's tabling the idea -- at least until the fall.
City Council Okays School Bailout, But With $25-Million CatchCity Council on Wednesday gave initial approval to a school district bailout that falls short of what school officials wanted.
Redevelopment Project Adjacent to Divine Lorraine Hotel Gets Council OKsThe developer, RAL Companies, says the plans are preliminary, but their attorney (at right in photo) told the committee that whatever form the project takes, its impact will be tremendous.