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    • Controller: Agencies need to coordinate on code enforcement in North Central

Controller: Agencies need to coordinate on code enforcement in North Central

In a press conference Wednesday morning, City Controller Alan Butkovitz released a report detailing rampant non-compliance with city codes on construction sites in North Central Philadelphia. He said that poor and…

    • Finnegan's Wake

City Council returns with a veto override, a code overhaul, and a push for 'tax fairness'

In its first meeting of the fall legislative session, City Council unanimously voted to override Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of a bill introduced by First-District Councilman Mark Squilla allowing Finnigan’s Wake,…

    • Maura Kennedy demonstrates new L&I site at press conference

L&I releases new apps in website upgrade

The Department of Licenses and Inspections has completely overhauled its website, liberating a vast amount of data that was previously relegated to hard-to-find corners of the web or altogether unavailable…

    • Interactive map uses property sales data to predict impact of AVI

Interactive map uses property sales data to predict impact of AVI

City Council decided yesterday to delay the switch to a property tax system based on market values for one year. The main reason? Not enough information. The Nutter Administration has been…

    • L&I cleans up its act

L&I cleans up its act

Mayor Michael Nutter and outgoing L&I commissioner Fran Burns announced Thursday that the Department will implement a “Professional Attire” policy requiring inspectors to wear clothing bearing the L&I ensign. “The use…

    • The Committee is charged with reviewing the effectiveness of Economic Opportunity Plan legislation

New Economic Opportunity Review Committee holds first meeting

City Council’s Economic Opportunity Review Committee held its first-ever hearing in Council’s Caucus Room Monday morning, outlining its mission and hearing testimony from members of the public. The Committee is charged…

    • Mayor Nutter names Streets Dept. deputy commissioner Carlton Williams to lead L&I

Mayor Nutter names Streets Dept. deputy commissioner Carlton Williams to lead L&I

During a press conference in City Hall Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Michael Nutter announced that Carlton Williams will become the next commissioner of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, the agency charged…

    • Tarik Nasir, a TAPA member who opposes the NID

North Central landlords’ association formed Improvement District in response to Clarke legislation

In September of last year 5th District Councilman Darrell Clarke introduced a bill into City Council that would have banned student housing in the North Central Special Controls District, the area…

    • NID boundaries

UPDATED: Council's Committee on Rules makes 17 amendments to Clarke bill creating a Neighborhood Improvement District

After nearly four hours of public testimony Tuesday morning, City Council's Committee on Rules made 17 amendments to a bill introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke creating a Neighborhood Improvement District…

    • Council honors 'living legends', authorizes hearings on emergency shelters for domestic abuse victims

Council honors 'living legends', authorizes hearings on emergency shelters for domestic abuse victims

City Council passed only a few planning and development measures Thursday, in a meeting which was largely taken up by honorary resolutions for prominent Philadelphians. In one such resolution, Council members…

    • Artist rendition of the planned expansion of Steinberg-Dietrich Hall on Penn's campus

Council approves amendment to UPenn Master Plan, RDA contract for Carpenter Square

City Council sprinted through a relatively brief agenda at its third meeting of the year Thursday morning, passing a handful of redevelopment and planning items, and introducing a few more. There…

    • City Council President Darrell Clarke

City Council starts the year with a handful of revenue- and job-generation bills

In their first meeting of 2012, City Council members introduced a raft of bills and resolutions both ceremonial and substantial, including two bills previously submitted by Councilman Darrell Clarke at the…

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