City Council

Pat Loeb
May 08, 2018 - 8:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council will audit the Office of Property Assessment after taxpayers complained that this year's reassessments were faulty. The council's audit plan came out during a hearing Tuesday on the mayor's tax rate increase proposal. Council President Darrell Clarke said...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 07, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You now know how many calories are in your chain restaurant meal, but what about how much salt is in it? Calorie counts became mandatory Monday nationwide by chain restaurants with 20 or more locations. On the same day, the Philadelphia City Council Health Committee...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 07, 2018 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the city gentrifies and property values and taxes increase, city and state officials have announced new measures to keep older Philadelphians in the homes they own. Brenda Reed is a longtime homeowner, but she said she had "situations." "I got behind in my taxes,"...
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Pat Loeb
May 03, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council continued to postpone a vote on a $500 million plan to rebuild parks, rec centers and libraries. They were expected to vote Thursday but members were dissatisfied with the hiring plan for the project. While Mayor Jim Kenney presented his Rebuild program...
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Pat Loeb
April 25, 2018 - 6:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's hard to misplace $33 million, but the Office of the Controller said the city can't find that massive capital in its bank account that is supposed to be there. Controller Rebecca Rhynhart told City Council during a budget hearing that she noticed the bookkeeping...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
April 14, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's signature programs has run into stumbling block in City Council. The Rebuild of city facilities is stalled in a council committee. Last week was the fourth time the committee put off a vote on the complex legislation that will...
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Comcast Center
Pat Loeb
April 14, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's franchise agreement with Comcast was called groundbreaking when it was approved, two years ago, because the cable company agreed, in a side letter, to an expansion of Internet Essentials and other benefits that no other city has. But when City Council...
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