It's Our Money Archive: July, 2011

The Workforce: Introducing our new series on city employees

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What do your taxes pay for? It's Our Money is getting to know some of the 25,000 people who provide city services in Philadelphia, to find... Read more

City garage sales?

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Selling off city assets has been all the rage this week, after Sam Katz discussed the idea as a way to deal with an underfunded pension system... Read more

Why public engagement is more than a feel-good gesture

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Given the reluctance of most Council members to hold public hearings about redistricting, we thought it would be a good time to revisit why... Read more

Mouse attack in Pennsport

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Catch Juliana Reyes for a live chat on city services at 11 a.m. Delores Marin lives alone, but frequent visitors terrorize her in her Pennsport... Read more

The It’s Our Money Guide to Arguing about Liquor Privatization in a Bar

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This month, Republican state House leader Mike Turzai introduced a bill to privatize liquor sales by closing down the state store system and... Read more

PICA approves 5-year plan; should it be given different powers?

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As Catherine Lucey reports, PICA approved the city's five-year plan today, though it noted concerns about the city's pension system and the... Read more

Help Desk live chat on city services

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Join Juliana Reyes for a live chat Wednesday at 11 a.m. She will be talking about this week's Help Desk column and taking your questions about... Read more

PICA meets today to decide whether the city's financial plan passes muster

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PICA, the state board charged with approving Philadelphia's five-year financial plan, will meet later this morning to debate and vote on the... Read more