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.
Mayoral Candidate Lynne Abraham Urges Another Try at PGW SaleAbraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.
Amid City Council Inaction, PGW Bidder Declines To Extend DealToday was City Council's final chance to introduce the required legislation before the PGW sale agreement expires at yearend.
Pa. PUC Builds Its Own Road Map For Future of Philadelphia Gas WorksMayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a "once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives."
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.
Nutter Says 'Time Has Come' For Phila. City Council Action on Proposed Sale of PGWCity Council president Darrell Clarke says his staff's internal review should be concluded by next week.
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the Connecticut-based firm that wants to buy PGW from the city, claims the city's gas infrastructure is "dangerously outdated."
Nutter Administration Thinks Sale of PGW Would Pay Off For CityThe financial advisor guiding the administration through the proposed sale of the city-owned natural gas utility now predicts a potential sale price of between $1.45 billion and $1.9 billion.