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    • Citizen Budget hearings

See video testimonials from final city budget forum

The fourth and final citizen budget forum was held last night from 6 to 9:30 at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, 2251 N. 54th Street in West Philadelphia. Citizens are being asked…

    • Citizens budget form

Third city budget forum draws SRO crowd in South Philly

FULL COVERAGE BELOW St. Monica's Catholic School, in shouting distance of the unique Girard Estates in South Philadelphia, was the scene of the third Tight Times, Tough Choices budget workshop, where…

    • Citizens budget form

Big turnout, full videos from Germantown budget forum

COVERAGE OF FIRST BUDGET FORUM Videos shot by Charles Washington, Alan Tu and Jane Golas NEXT FORUMThursday, Feb 19St. Monica's Catholic School16th and Porter Streets

Recovery.gov website now active

Recovery.gov As many of you already know, the Obama administration has launched Recovery.gov, a new website that President Obama says will allow citizens can track every dollar spent and every…

    • Citizens budget form

Big turnout at city budget workshop, 3 more on tap. See "message to mayor" videos.

Breaking news report from Chris Satullo, WHYY News Director See 50 citizens give their message to mayor Nutter on video More than 400 Philadelphians, filling every available seat and standing two…

    • Philadelphia Land Use

Industrial focus for Mayors’ Institute

Feb. 12 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly “When I saw this I almost fell out of my chair.” It was Alan Greenberger who said that – the executive director of…

    • Green tour meets Sen. Casey

Green Task Force takes on Washington

Sen. Bob Casey listens to Katrina Schwartz. Looking on is Leanne Krueger-Braneky. Pat Eiding is to Casey’s left. Feb. 10, 2009 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly About twenty minutes after…

Why does funding for Parks & Recreation matter?

How can you make your voice heard at the City’s Community Budget Forums?See details below about how to participate on February 12, 18, 19 & 23, from 7 to 9:30…

    • Zoning Code Commission

Deadline extended for Design Committee

Feb. 9By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyToday’s deadline (Monday, Feb. 9) for comments and suggestions about the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s proposed Design Review Committee has been extended.Planning…

ZCC to hash out public concerns over new variance guidelines

By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyThe Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission will be discussing in detail the “as-of-right” concept of building design and development at this week’s monthly meeting, according to…

Letter from Mayor Nutter: Let’s Work Together for a Better Philadelphia

University City Review: Let’s Work Together for a Better Philadelphia By Mayor Michael A. Nutter In recent weeks, I’ve gone to churches and synagogues, barber shops and beauty salons, diners…

    • Planning Commission

Boston accent for Design Review?

Feb. 2By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly The concept of a Design Review Committee for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission has been sitting quietly on the back pages of the…

Updated: City budget workshops announced

The University of Pennsylvania Project for Civic Engagement has announced the dates and locations of four community workshops to gather citizen input for the City of Philadelphia’s 2010 budget process. Mayor…

FRIDAY: Mayor Nutter to make Penn's Landing announcement

A message from the Penn's Landing Corporation: Mayor Michael A. Nutter invites you to join him at an announcement about the Penn's Landing CorporationJanuary 30 at 10:00 a.m.Independence Seaport…

Mayor calls for Parks and Rec Commission applicants

The City is now accepting applications from those wanting to serve on the new Commission on Parks and Recreation, Mayor Michael Nutter announced today. The Commission was created by referendum this…

PCPC seeks input on design review draft

Dear PCPC Meeting Agenda Mailing List Subscriber:The Philadelphia City Planning Commission requests your review and comment on this draft document. Please put any thoughts you have in writing (email preferred)…

Altman debunks rumors of his departure

Don't believe the rumor that Andy Altman is quitting as the city's deputy mayor of planning."It's not true," he said Friday morning. "There's too much work to do." Altman said…

    • Alan Greenberger

Design Review Committee proposed

Dec. 16 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhilly Philadelphia City Planning Commission Executive Director Alan Greenberger has proposed the creation of a Design Review Committee, a seven-member group appointed by the…

    • Zoning Code Commission

Gladstein approved as Zoning Czar

Dec. 10 By Thomas J. WalshFor PlanPhillyEva Gladstein, a veteran Philadelphia fair housing executive and proponent of better planning and zoning initiatives, was unanimously approved as the new executive…

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