Philadelphia City Council Passes Bill Requiring Physicians To Test Children For Elevated Blood LevelsThe legislation was introduced to help protect children from the harms of lead exposure and poisoning.
Philadelphia Revenue Department Claims Housing Authority Owes City Over $1 Million For Demolition ProjectsCouncilmembers David Oh and Allan Domb want to get to the bottom of the million-dollar money mystery with the PHA.
Homeless Encampments: Philadelphia's Latest Battle In War Against OpioidsLiz Hersh of the Office of Homeless Services called the encampments "a humanitarian crisis."
Philadelphia City Council Discuss Impact Of Unstable HoursOn Tuesday, Philadelphia City Council held a hearing on the impact of changing schedules and unstable hours on Philadelphia workers and their families.
Business Leaders, City Officials Debate Ways To Reform Philadelphia's Tax StructureHow to make Philadelphia more business-friendly: That was the topic of hearings in city council last week.
Philadelphia City Council Committee Gives Green Light To 'Good Cause' EvictionsSupporters of the bill packed the council chamber and cheered when it was approved.
Reforms In Philadelphia's Child Welfare System Get City Council ScrutinyA recent city council hearing revealed ongoing problems in Philadelphia's child welfare system.
Focusing On Victims Of Crime: City Officials Consider How To Balance Justice And ReformPhiladelphia officials heard dramatic and emotional testimony Monday from parents of murdered children who say they often feel forgotten in the push for reform.
City Council Approves Bill That Could Force Businesses To Remove Bulletproof GlassThe controversial measure primarily focuses on businesses that sell food and alcohol, like beer delis.
Mayor Kenney Asks For City Council's Help Replacing School Reform CommissionLast month, the School Reform Commission voted to dissolve itself, and the decision is expected to be approved by the State Secretary of Education.
Proposal To Provide Public Financing For Philly Campaigns In LimboA bill that would provide public funding for local campaigns was debated in a Philadelphia city council committee last week, but -- despite having some fans -- the idea was put on indefinite hold.
Democratic Party Official Ordered To File Campaign Finance ReportsA Philadelphia judge has fined a Democratic ward leader's PAC $60,000 for ethics law violations in connection with the 2015 city council election.
Council Bill Aims To Help Low-Income Homeowners With RepairsPhiladelphia City Council will consider creating a loan fund for low-income homeowners who need money for repairs.
Confederate Flag On Philly Officer's Car Prompts New Bill From City CouncilA confederate flag on a Philadelphia police officer's car has prompted two city council members to introduce a bill that would prohibit offensive symbols or objects on city property.
Stephen Starr Among Chefs Honored By Philadelphia City CouncilMembers of Philadelphia's governing body recognized several acclaimed chefs this week in City Council.