New Commission Aimed At Issues African American Males Face Meets Jones led the effort to get the Commission on the ballot, but its origins go back to 1991 when then-Mayor Wilson Goode created the concept with an executive order, though it never actually met until 2008.
Education Advocate Marciene Mattleman Honored For Decades of Service in Phila.Mattleman is retiring next month. She has been a tireless worker for literacy in Philadelphia and her education commentaries have aired for years on KYW Newsradio 1060.
After Primary Defeat, Goode Refuses To Fault Ward Leader PoliticsWilson Goode, Jr. failed to earn a Democratic nomination to run for re-election, and he fully admits that his defeat is due mainly to not playing the political game.
Phila. Candidates For Mayor and Council Get Ballot Positions For May 19th PrimaryBallot positions for the May 19th primary were determined in a very low-tech way: the candidates chose numbered balls out of a coffee can.
Local Churches, Organizations Up In Arms Over Requirement They Prove Their Non-Profit StatusCity Council is at odds with the Nutter Administration over a law that forces non-profits in the city to prove they're truly not for profit.
City Council Pushes For Better Labor Deals With PHL WorkersA city councilman wants labor deals in place for employees of contractors at Philadelphia International Airport.
Nutter's Executive Order Bolsters City's Anti-Corruption Office"It enhances protections for whisteblowers by strengthening confidentiality provisions, to prevent retaliation, and to ensure that employees feel comfortable reporting misconduct," Nutter said.
Phila. Council Committee Approves Resign-To-Run Charter Change QuestionThe sponsor of the plan, councilman-at-large David Oh, said the 60-year old "resign to run" provision of the city charter simply does not work.
Phila. Councilman Revamps His Ten-Year Tax Abatement Overhaul ProposalCouncilman Wilson Goode, who had originally proposed reducing the abatement slightly, is now pushing a plan to scale back the abatement more drastically.
Difficult Items On Agenda As Philadelphia City Council Begins Fall SessionWhile school funding will dominate the next few months, other key issues will be front and center, including revising the controversial property tax abatement.
Close Vote On Controversial 10-Year Tax Abatement By Philadelphia City CouncilIt was a close vote this past week as Philadelphia City Council decided to revise the city's controversial 10-year tax abatement on new construction.
Vote On Philadelphia Liquor Tax Unlikely Without Harrisburg ApprovalCity Council President Darrell Clarke says council is not likely to vote on a hike in the liquor-by-the-drink tax until they're clear that Harrisburg has given them approval to raise the tax for the schools bailout.
Councilman Goode Proposes Changes For Tax Abatement Program"We're giving away money (through the abatement) that we don't necessarily need to give away," Goode said. "And at the same time, driving up tax bills for everyone else."
Nutter Aides Say They Got Little Warning of School District's Additional Budget RequestThe mayor's proposed budget contains no extra money for the school district. But members of the School Reform Commission said last week they need $60 million more from the city.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Plan to Remove A 'Living Wage' ExemptionTara Russell has worked for four years at the airport, assisting travelers who use wheelchairs. She told City Council's Commerce and Economic Development Committee that she earns just $7.00 an hour because she is expected to earn tips.