City Council

Herleen English speaks to City Council members about squatters taking over property.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
June 04, 2018 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee approved a bill to protect homeowners from squatters taking over their property. The committee previously rejected similar legislation from Councilman David Oh but gave the go-ahead to this version after hearing several testimonies. Numerous...
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Curtis Jones
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
May 24, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia city councilman has introduced a bill that would allow police to confiscate guns from anyone deemed to pose a threat of violence. Councilman Curtis Jones proposed a "Gun Violence Protection" procedure, through which family or household members, school...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 23, 2018 - 8:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia homebuyers would get squeezed by one tax bill advanced in City Council Wednesday, but homeowners would get relief from another. City Council approved three tax bills that the mayor requested. One was an increase in the real estate transfer tax, paid by...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 23, 2018 - 4:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was a busy day for City Council. Per a new bill, an area once known for the setting of the horror movie "Eraserhead" will be revitalized to become a business district. City Council's Rules Committee approved half a dozen bills Wednesday, including adding the...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 16, 2018 - 5:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The long-awaited Rebuild program of city parks, rec centers and libraries is about to get underway. City officials announced that the first project will be the heavily-used yet dilapidated Vare recreation center in South Philadelphia — the first step in what is...
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Soda Generic
Pat Loeb
May 14, 2018 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The fate of Philadelphia's sweetened beverage tax rests with arguments scheduled for Tuesday in the state Supreme Court. Nearly two years since the tax passed City Council after a hard-fought campaign, the city is still waiting for a final ruling on the tax's legality...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
May 14, 2018 - 4:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council's Public Safety committee approved a bill aimed at reducing traffic fatalities by requiring intense follow-ups after serious injuries. The bill would require the Streets Department to issue a report within 60 days of a serious accident in which someone is...
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Tonya Bah, education chair for Neighborhood Networks, wants a full audit of the school budget.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
May 08, 2018 - 9:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of activists are demanding that big institutions in Philadelphia give their fair share for education in the city. Wealthy corporations like Independence Blue Cross and Comcast, as well as schools like Penn, Drexel and Temple, were called out by activists...
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Pat Loeb
May 08, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council gave a cool reception to the mayor's proposed tax rate increase Tuesday in its hearing on the measure. Council members grilled Finance Director Rob Dubow about whether officials had considered alternatives to a tax increase. Councilwoman Helen Gym...
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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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