PhillyClout Archive: May, 2012

Wednesday -- DN delves into city's secret dirt bike culture

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Inside the underground dirt bike culture in Philadelphia. John Baer says the shake up in Gov. Corbett's cabinet is standard operating procedure... Read more

Bike lanes may soon need Council approval

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There’s always room for compromise. City Council’s Committee on Streets and Services approved a bill sponsored by Councilman Bill... Read more

Are public pension funds betting on unrealistic returns?

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The New York Times had a great piece yesterday about public pension funds counting on interest rates that many experts think are unrealistic... Read more

Hearing today on lack of women on executive boards in Philly

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Check out this release from Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown: Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown holds public hearing to examine the... Read more

Monday -- Is LSD back?

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Check out this report from Jason Nark about a rise in interest in LSD. Do Philly cops need to work on their communication skills? A look at... Read more

Council offers AVI back-up plan, Inspector General to go after tax evaders?

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It never hurts to have a back-up plan. Should Mayor Nutter’s proposal to move to a new property-tax system based on market values fail... Read more

City plans to market AVI, explain homestead exemptions

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A key complaint from critics of Mayor Nutter’s property tax plan is that the public does not understand how they will be impacted by... Read more

Council approves bill to fight parking tickets online, mail

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City Council gave unanimous approval yesterday to a bill sponsored by Councilman Bill Green that would let people contest tickets issued by... Read more