Monthly Archives: February 2009

Philadelphia Awarded $28.6 Million In Homeless Grants From Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Philadelphia, February 20 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that it has awarded Philadelphia $28.6 million through the 2008 Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program. Philadelphia was awarded $26,360,293 in the competitive portion, and

Posted in Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release

Mayor Nutter And Controller Butkovitz Announce Plan To Reduce City’s Pension Obligations

$172 million in savings will be realized over five years Today, Mayor Michael Nutter, City Controller Alan Butkovitz and the Pension Board announced a plan to reduce the City’s pension obligations while saving the city $170 million over the next

Posted in Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release

Mayor Nutter Creates Task Force On Tax Policy And Economic Competitiveness

February 10 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed an Executive Order today establishing the Mayor’s Task Force on Tax Policy and Economic Competitiveness. Mayor Nutter signed the Executive Order after a speech given to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Posted in Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release

Mayor Nutter Announces $13 Million In Funding For Small Businesses

FUNDING PART OF NEW STRATEGY FOCUSING INVESTMENT ON NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS Philadelphia, February 8 – This afternoon Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Deputy Mayor Andy Altman announced that two programs will direct $13 million to developments and small businesses along

Posted in Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release

Mayor’s Box Attendees, October – December 2008

More than 50% tickets given to outside groups, non-profit organizations, and Recreation Centers February 06 – The City of Philadelphia has released the names of those who received tickets to the Mayor’s Box at the Wachovia Center, Wachovia Spectrum, Lincoln

Posted in Mayor's Press Releases, Press Release

Major cities lost 1.2M jobs in ‘08

Not all cities reported job losses last year there are 15 cities that reported job gains with Houston topping the list with a gain of 57,300 jobs.

Posted in Budget Crisis, National Economy

Gov. Rendell Nixes Pay Raises to Plug Budget Holes

Governor Rendell cancels the 3% and 2.25% raises that where due in July and next January.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Regional Economy

Nutter visits Juniata to hear budget views

Mayor Nutter visited a block captain’s house to discuss his upcoming budget plans. The residents at the meeting said they would rather pay higher taxes then have their city services cut.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Local Economy

Survey shows Nutter retains support

In a recent poll 71% of respondents favor Mayor Nutter. The poll also unveiled that 81% understand the financial crisis the city is facing.

Posted in Budget Crisis, Local Economy

Furlough Fridays begin for Calif. state workers

200,000 California State Employees are staying home today as the mandatory state furlough begins. The 2-day a month furlough is going to reduce the average state workers salary 9.2%.

Posted in Budget Crisis, National Economy
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