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.