Tag: Philadelphia City Council
By: Ryan Briggs 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...
By: Ryan Briggs 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...
By: Ryan Briggs 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...
By: Ryan Briggs Jun 16, 2016 AT 3:15 PM
How sweet it is
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-...
By: Ryan Briggs 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...