Council-mania

The first City Council session of the new year ended not long ago. A big slew of legislation was introduced, but none of it can be acted on just yet.

A few key pieces:

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- The Nutter administration transmitted a number of charter changes. They want to remove the rule limiting department heads to only two exempt deputies. And they want to permanently make the Commerce Director and City Representative two seperate jobs.

- Nutter also sent over legislation that would lift the salary caps on top department heads. This comes after he bypassed those rules for his managing director and police commissioner by giving them extra titles and extra pay.

- Councilman Bill Green did introduce his bill to ban elected officials from receiving DROP payments. But clearly his noise on this issue has ruffled some feathers. Councilwoman Marion Tasco introduced her own resolution calling for a study into the DROP program.

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