City Council passes $5B spending plan, increases homestead exemption

City Council passes $5B spending plan, increases homestead exemption

Michael D’Onofrio Tribune Staff Writer , Jun 13, 2019Philadelphia City Hall. — Image from the National Park ServiceCourtesy of the National Park Service Philadelphia’s $5 billion budget passed in City Council holds the line on property taxes. In a 16-1 vote Thursday,...
Philly councilman wants city to reclaim control of street parking

Philly councilman wants city to reclaim control of street parking

Darryl C. Murphy – May 3, 2019 – The Philadelphia Tribune Unfortunately for critics of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, City Hall still doesn’t have the power to wrest control of on-street parking from the state-run agency. Or, at least not according to...

City Council Sides With Firefighters, Overrides Veto By Nutter

By Mike Dunn PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Mayor Nutter’s long-running contract dispute with the firefighters union boiled over in City Council this past week. The lawmakers overrode a Nutter veto and ordered millions of dollars set aside to pay for the contract. Mayor...