Philly Council approves bill allowing ticketing, towing of abandoned vehicles
Philadelphia Police will no longer have to enforce these violations under the newly approved council legislation.
Philly Parking Authority drops demand that city schools repay $10.8M
City Council President Darrell Clarke said he was pleased that the parking authority and the city resolved their financial dispute.
Philly City Council ‘turns the key’ on affordable housing program
The "Turn the Key" program will provide 1,000 affordable houses through City Council’s Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI).
Philly Mayor Kenney, City Council announce violence prevention hotline
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — In conjunction with Philadelphia City Council, Mayor Jim Kenney partnered with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and 211 Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) to announce a new 24-hour violence prevention hotline. By dialing 2-1-1, callers can access services related to gun-violence prevention in their neighborhoods. The hotline […]
Fire safety, redistricting tops a depleted Philly Council’s winter agenda
'Philadelphia, like other major cities, should take precautionary steps to give residents ways out of fire hazards. This bill is one additional step,” Councilmember Curtis Jones said.
Philly Police Commish Outlaw signals support for allowing veteran cops to live outside city, drawing pushback from council president
"When you live in the city, City Council President Darrell Clarke said, “you’re vested. This whole unplugged thing I don’t quite understand.”
Philly Council members outline their own agenda to tackle gun violence, promote jobs
The rollout by City Council President Darrell Clarke came ahead of Mayor Jim Kenney's budget presentation on Thursday.
Philly Council delays tax abatement bill as lawmakers call for 1% construction impact tax
City legislators have proposed delaying reforms to the 10-year tax abatement passed and a new construction impact tax.
Philly sues again to overturn state ban on local firearm regulations
“In all of 2019, 22 soldiers died in Afghanistan,” one official said. “Twenty-two — that’s a bad weekend in the city of Philadelphia.”
Philadelphia City Council pitches $25M plan to address racial disparities
Among the new proposals were modest police reforms to strengthen oversight of the department that is majority white (53%) in a city where the population is majority Black (44%).
Philly leaders want to pull 100k out of poverty, but details, cost of that plan are scant
The details and the cost of reducing Philadelphia's 24.5 percent poverty rate were noticeably absent from the 14-page action plan.
Philly Council President Darrell Clarke doubles down on pledge to cut city poverty rate within 4 years
The Democrat recently reiterated a pledge to cut the poverty rate from 24.5 percent to 20 percent over the next four years.