May 26: Newly-elected Councilmembers want to go after tax delinquents | L+I computer problems | Quickstarter

A “hold” glitch in L+I’s computer system may have led to buildings being constructed and sold without being inspected.

Two of the newly-elected Councilmembers, Allan Domb and Derek Green want to go hard after tax delinquents. As PlanPhilly’s Ravaged by Neglect series on the intersection of tax delinquency and blight showed, most tax delinquent properties are investment properties.

About $1.5 billion will be spent across 5.5 million square feet of Market East through 2017.

Across the state, Pittsburgh’s bike share system is launching this Sunday with 500 bikes.

Joseph Stromberg’s look at how suburban sprawl hammers the poor drives home the importance of what’s left to be done to create more walkable access to jobs in Philly.

Rachel Martin at PA Independent says this new Quickstarter tool is helping new businesses transition from pop-up concept to brick and mortar stores quickly in Erie, PA.

A new parking enforcement app called TowIt allows citizens to report illegally parked cars to the parking enforcement authorities. Could be helpful with the #unblockbikelanes effort on Twitter. 

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