Recent Streetsblog USA posts about City Council

Philly Urbanists Launch Political Action Committee to Shake Up City Council

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In a move that may mark, in the words of¬†Philadelphia Magazine,¬†“New Philadelphia’s political awakening,” a group of Philly urbanists launched a political action committee earlier this month to support candidates who will reform local land use, transportation, and taxation policies. The new organization is called The 5th Square, a reference to the public space at […]

Pro-Pricing PAC Puts Pols on Notice

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De Blasio, Jeffries, Gerson, Millman: Will they tarnish their environmental records by voting against pricing? The New York League of Conservation Voters announced earlier this month that it is forming a new political action committee called Climate Action PAC. Sitting at the top of the PAC’s legislative agenda: getting congestion pricing passed. When it comes […]

Bloomberg Says He’ll Veto Pedicab Bill

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Speaking on his weekly radio show on WABC, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced he would veto the City Council’s legislation capping the number of pedicabs in the city at 325: However, the mayor also said he may be amenable to a revised version that simply raised the cap on the vehicles, known as pedicabs. He suggested […]