Council OKs Budget, Tax Hike

Kincannon’s $434.1 million budget proposal and the accompanying 50-cent property tax increase get reserved but solid support.

City Budget Vote Looms

Council will take up Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed $434.1 million budget and accompanying property tax increase on Tuesday.

Enter the Matrix

The city is hiring a California-based consultant to help streamline and improve its development services.

Council OKs Hotel PILOT

A 10-year tax incentive should enable developer Nick Patel to finance a hotel in the Old City near the planned multi-use stadium.

Pension Costs Rising

Providing retirement benefits is growing more expensive. City officials say it’s a matter of keeping promises made to employees.

Budget Under Pressure

Council gets an update on the city’s financial situation and a look at challenges for next year’s budget, particularly pension and personnel costs.

A Windfall Spending Plan

The Kincannon administration wants to fund public safety, infrastructure, housing and more with roughly $22 million in federal pandemic aid.

Policy Appraisal

The city will launch a review of its anti-racism and anti-sexism policies, but without the goal of requiring a zero-tolerance system.

City United on Cities United

Council unanimously approves a contract with a national association of municipalities to build an anti-violence infrastructure.