Will audit findings spark a Philly takeover of the PPA?

Will audit findings spark a Philly takeover of the PPA?

BY ANDREW PARENT, PhillyVoice Contributor A move to potentially bring the Philadelphia Parking Authority back under city control had been floated around before Pennsylvania’s auditor general released damning audit findings on the authority...
Is Philadelphia properly funding its community college?

Is Philadelphia properly funding its community college?

As faculty and support staff at Community College of Philadelphia move closer to a strike, some city officials are looking at how the city funds the college and whether it should do more. The city provides about 20 percent of the college’s $130.6 million operating...
Why ‘PPA guys’ want to dethrone Councilman David Oh

Why ‘PPA guys’ want to dethrone Councilman David Oh

By Max Marin – May 17, 2019 – BillyPenn A coalition of Republican ward leaders are trying to give one of their own the boot in next week’s primary, marking the latest chapter in a longstanding feud with ties to the Philadelphia Parking Authority. At least...
Councilman David Oh establishes Philadelphia music task force

Councilman David Oh establishes Philadelphia music task force

Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh is quick to say that he’s not one to riff out melodies on the six-string or sing a sweet note. “I can’t play guitar so that you’ll pay $20 to see me play,” said Oh. “But I will pay $20 or more to hear somebody else play.” Yet Oh...
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...