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City Council pushes back against aggressive Redevelopment Authority

There's tension between City Council and Philadelphia's Redevelopment Authority, the Inquirer's Jennifer Lin reports. Under Mayor Nutter, RDA has moved on deals with renovators without alerting Council, which was given the right of first approval by a 1945 statute. This month, Council pushed back to that old protocol during two hearings while frustrated developers wait.

About the author

Brian James Kirk, Co-founder, Technically Media

Lives: Point Breeze, South Philadelphia.
Philosophy: Don’t talk about it; do it.
Twitter: @brianjameskirk
When you see Brian ask him about: Early 90′s punk rock / biking / coffee.

Kirk, a co-founder, handles business development, marketing and product development for the Technical.ly network, developing new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He manages efforts like Philly Tech Week and Connect Philly. Kirk is a graphic designer at heart, responsible for making sure that even the company’s spreadsheets are pretty. In his spare time, he’s actively seeking the best bar in South Philly.



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