North Central NID in holding pattern | Burns leaving L&I | controlling bike lanes | PILOT returns | Notebook wins

Council President Darrell Clarke held his North Central Neighborhood Improvement District bill saying it was “not ready.” And by that he seems to mean that not enough neighbors are on board with the plan. PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey reports that opposition to the NID still centers on ideas about neighborhood control and frustration that the city isn’t already delivering the basic services that would be provided under the NID.

Fran Burns is jumping ship from the Department of Licenses and Inspections to run the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Coordination Authority (PICA), the Inquirer reports. Burns took the helm at L&I in 2008 and has been recognized for modernizing and improving the agency. The Daily News bids her a fond farewell with an editorial today.

Councilman Bill Greenle wants City Council to get the final word when bike lanes are permanently installed, the Daily News reports.

Will the city’s big nonprofits start coughing up Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) again? The Daily News reports that a new state Supreme Court ruling will make it harder for nonprofits to claim tax-exempt status, and the city plans to examine which institutions ought to be paying up.

A court again ruled in favor of The Public School Notebook’s right to see resolutions considered by the School District of Philadelphia. That means that any resolution introduced at a School Reform Commission hearing becomes part of the record and is accessible under Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law.


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