April 23: PlanPhilly Jane’s Walks | Squilla introduces bag tax | Strange bedfellows for Levy-Sweeney tax reform

Ashley Hahn and PlanPhilly are hosting nine Jane’s Walks this year.  Come out and meet other PlanPhilly readers, and share your observations about city planning and architecture.

1st District Councilman Mark Squilla is introducing a bill that would make stores charge 5 cents a bag, plastic or paper. Three out of five cents would be kept by the store to defer costs, and 2 cents would fund anti-litter efforts.

Who wants to buy the Wanamaker building?

Strange bedfellows: the Levy-Sweeney tax reform bill now has union support behind it.

The Mayoral candidates were non-committal about increasing the parks budget 10% a year at last night’s forum on parks and the arts.

Jim Kenney received endorsements from several environmental advocacy groups, while Anthony Williams narrowly scored the black clergy’s endorsement.

Joe Cortwright at City Observatory says Bloomberg and the Atlantic got it wrong in claiming Gen Y is buying more cars than Gen X. He does the long division and finds they’re 36% less likely to buy cars than Gen X.

 

 

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