It's all love in City Council

Councilman Mark Squilla has proposed an out-of-the-box idea that city council have discretionary authority over a portion of the city's budget. (Akira Suwa / Staff Photographer)

It’s Valentine’s Day and City Councilman Mark Squilla showed the ladies on Council some love.

Squilla spent roughly $30 and purchased roses and chocolates for Councilwomen Maria Quinones-Sanchez, Cindy Bass, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Jannie Blackwell and Marian Tasco.

Former City Councilman Frank DiCicco would give Councilwomen roses and chocolates every Valentine’s Day.

“DiCicco did this every year,” said Squilla. “I thought I would continue the tradition.”