Flashback: GOP Councilman Al Taubenberger Dismissed PPA Harassment Scandal as "High School Puppy Love"
(Republican At-Large Councilmember Al Taubenberger | Image: Tom MacDonald, WHYY)
The Auditor General's report on the Philadelphia Parking Authority looks terrible for the PPA Board, as it makes clear that board members knew about former Executive Director Vince Fenerty's 2015 sexual harassment settlement, and they chose to let him stay on the job instead of terminating him.Read more
Parking Authority Audit Shows Unpaid Tickets Hurt School Funding the Most. City Council Wants to Make That Worse.
(3rd District Councilmember Jannie Blackwell)
Auditor Eugene DePasquale released the results of two audits his office conducted of the Philadelphia Parking Authority this morning, in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal that brought down former Executive Director Vince Fenerty.Read more
Kensington Micro-apartment Proposal Shows How Darrell Clarke's Parking Minimums Bill Would Hurt Housing Affordability
Lots of people like to complain about the price of new construction apartments, and say they want to see developers producing less costly housing. Developer Allan Nadav agrees, and he is proposing a new 49-unit building at 1613-27 Germantown Avenue in Olde Kensington whose 440-square foot studio apartments would rent for just $750 a month.Read more
(The City is forgoing $3,208,000 to subsidize parking on E. Passyunk Avenue)
Philadelphia owns more vacant property than any of our peer cities, and in recent times, politicians have been trying to inventory what we have, and offload some of it.Read more