City Council is nowhere on the city's budget.
A floor debate now underway on council floor over the fate of the proposed tax sugary sweetened makes that perfectly clear.
For weeks, it has seemed the sugary drinks tax was dead. But when Councilman Brian O'Neill proposed formally killing the legislation minutes ago, a host of council members protested, saying it was premature and irresponsible to take that off the table. So O'Neill backtracked, and withdrew his motion, only to suggest moments later that Nutter's proposed garbage fee ought to be formally killed as well. He withdrew that notion too.
From a practical point of view, the debate meant little. But it served to underscore the total lack of budget consensus on Council at the moment.