Tag: Philadelphia City Council

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First 100 Days
Apr 24, 2016 AT 11:10 PM
Walking out of his new office on the second floor of the northeast corner of City Hall, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he hates “100 Days” retrospectives. “It’s so...
Al Taubenberger
Communications Breakdown
May 19, 2016 AT 4:32 PM
On May 17, longtime communications consultant Frank Keel said he’s “proud to be assisting Councilman [Al] Taubenberger with external communications.” He should have been proud – if true, he would be...
Free Drinks
May 20, 2016 AT 3:48 PM
Councilwoman Cindy Bass elicited a chorus of agreement from her colleagues yesterday when she said shoddy liquor license enforcement – which she called an “honor system” – had led to as much as $36...
Legislative Aid
May 26, 2016 AT 2:36 PM
In a packed Philadelphia City Council session complete with some members visibly itching to get down the shore, lawmakers considered a raft of bills, including crucial 2016-17 budget legislation. A...
A house united
May 27, 2016 AT 4:41 PM
Philadelphia City Council appointed deputy housing director Fred Purnell to the board of the Philadelphia Housing Authority on Thursday, drawing attention to his rocky affordable housing...
Taxing situation
Jun 8, 2016 AT 1:12 PM
Philadelphia’s City Council gave preliminary approval to a bill that would make much of Mayor Jim Kenney’s much-discussed proposal to tax sugary drinks a reality last night. But even...
Legislative Aid
Jun 9, 2016 AT 5:04 PM
City Council’s chief clerk strugged to corral an unruly stack of dozens of new bills as Philadelphia lawmakers moved to close out budget discussions and loose ends ahead of a summer...
Taxing Situation
Jun 10, 2016 AT 3:34 PM
The chair of Philadelphia City Council’s Appropriations Committee said that the city will likely end up in litigation over Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax, if council approves it in...
How sweet it is
Jun 16, 2016 AT 3:15 PM
In an historic vote before hundreds of onlookers and media from across the country, Philadelphia’s City Council approved a precedent-setting soda tax. Mayor Jim Kenney floated a 3-cent-per-...
Scrupulous Entanglements
Aug 10, 2016 AT 5:12 PM
Less than a week removed from FBI agents carting off personal documents from both his City Hall office and Northeast Philadelphia home, Philadelphia City Councilman and Majority Leader Bobby Henon...