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Philly City Council strikes ‘historic’ anti-violence funding deal as budget talks drag on
“That’s a comprehensive approach that we’re taking to address this issue,” said Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson.
2 days ago
The Philly ethics board fines PAC formed by retired cops that spent big against Krasner
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics issued a $12,000 fine against a PAC that supported a challenger to District Attorney Larry Krasner.
Council pushes to make funding the Housing Trust Fund mandatory, despite Kenney opposition
Green’s bill would earmark 0.5% of the total general fund dollars, which is estimated to start at $26 million in the first year, for the Housing Trust Fund.
COVID expanded outdoor dining — and Philly officials say some changes may stay
City Council will hold hearings on how to adapt expanded outdoor dining rules for post-pandemic life. Some changes could be permanent.
Kensington encampments persist after a lawsuit, a canceled sweep, and protest
Protestors, police, and encampment residents mingled on Kensington Ave., one day after a Villanova prof sued the city over its treatment of homeless people.
3 days ago
Philly’s proposed parking tax cut dies in council budget talks
A Council bill that would have cut Philly’s parking tax rate by nearly a third died during budget negotiations. The plan would have cost some $130 million in lost city revenue
4 days ago
Indoor dining is back, but let’s not forget the lessons of eating in the streets
Streeteries need to live on beyond the pandemic. When our government gave more space to restaurants, people discovered a more accessible city.
Philly parking tax vote delayed again as protesters target Parkway Corp.
The parking tax reduction was pitched by Councilmember Cherelle Parker last month as a way to drive trickle-down benefits to parking lot attendants.
5 days ago
How a Philly bike dude built British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new ride
Bearded bike-maker Stephen Bilenky typically builds high-performance steel bikes using vintage milling machines.
1 week ago
Philly Council passes bill cracking down on people riding dirt bikes on city streets
The legislation passed Thursday and slated for approval by the mayor will increase the penalties for people caught by police riding dirt bikes on Philadelphia streets.
Philly Council passes tougher Airbnb regulations
The new regulations aim to treat the short-term rental industry more like a traditional business and impose rules similar to those that govern conventional hoteliers.
How Harrisburg can help Philly green its infrastructure — and economy
President Biden wants to invest big in climate spending. Anna Shipp writes that Pa. can attract D.C. dollars via investments in green stormwater infrastructure.
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