Political Unknown Becomes GOP's Only Candidate in Philadelphia Mayoral RaceWhen the deadline to submit nominating petitions passed Tuesday, only one person had submitted for the Republican mayoral nomination in the May 19th primary: Melissa Murray Bailey.
Former Republican Mayoral Candidate Sam Katz Weighs In On Likely Candidates Running For MayorFormer Republican Mayoral candidate Sam Katz says although it's not likely, he isn't ruling out a run as an independent candidate next year.
Sam Katz Resigns from PICA, Vague On Future Mayoral PlansCould onetime mayoral candidate Sam Katz run again for mayor next year?
State Oversight Agency OKs Philadelphia's Five-Year Budget PlanThe five members of PICA -– the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority -– voted unanimously to approve Mayor Nutter's long-range budget despite misgivings over the slim surpluses and the looming cost of new union contracts.
Oversight Agency Postpones Approval Vote on Phila. Five-Year BudgetPICA Board chairman Sam Katz says he wants more information from the Nutter administration about money the city would have to set aside for unresolved municipal labor contracts.
Katz Thinks AVI Could Send Young Families Packing For The BurbsKatz voiced concern that sticker shock could be in store for young families who bought in to gentrifying neighborhoods. "And if en masse large numbers of them put 'For Sale' signs out, it's going to drive the value of housing down," Katz said.
Controversial City Agency Gets Name Change A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, said Shakespeare, and that may be true at Philadelphia City Hall, where an old acronym for a city agency is getting replaced with a new one.
PICA Approves Nutter's Budget Despite Some DoubtsBy a 4-to-1 vote, PICA signed off on Mayor Nutter's five-year budget plan.
PICA Board Delays Vote On Nutter's Long-Range BudgetAides to Mayor Nutter on Thursday spelled out a long list of cuts, including layoffs, that they say would be needed if the city loses its appeal of an arbitrator's award to firefighters. The move prompted the PICA board to delay its vote on Nutter's long-range budget.
For First Time Ever, PICA Might Reject City's 5-Year Financial PlanIf the city is not able to submit a plan that is eventually approved by PICA – the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority – it risks losing its state funding.
Nutter To Reveal Latest Long-Range Budget Outlook This WeekCity Council passed a budget last month, but the Nutter Administration's financial woes are from over. This coming week the mayor must deliver a long-range spending plan to state officials.