What We're Reading: Week of October 19, 2020


What We're Reading

Here's what we're reading this week about the projects, people and policies driving local development:

WHYY: In his first veto of Council legislation during the ongoing session period, Mayor Kenney vetoed a height limit overlay for Society Hill

by Ryan Briggs, October 14, 2020

KYW Council voted 13-4 to override Mayor Kenney’s veto of a Society Hill overlay, with three At-Large and one District Council member voting to uphold the veto

by Pat Loeb, October 22, 2020

Inquirer: Council President Clarke is introducing a renewed push for a construction tax, this time tied to a delay to changes in the ten year real estate tax abatement

by Laurel McCrystal, Updated October 14, 2020

Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Gov. Wolf introduced measures to expand usage of Pennsylvania’s allocation of federal CARES funds to address delinquent rent and mortgage payments in the Commonwealth

by Elizabeth Hardison, October 13, 2020

Inquirer: Harrisburg has been notably quiet on how it will address drastically reduced revenue and shifting needs for expenditures in response to the effects of the pandemic

by the Inquirer Editorial Board, October 20 , 2020


Inquirer: Tumar Alexander has been confirmed by the Mayor as the new Managing Director, a move from acting status, along with reorganizations to the structure of the office in response to protests and responses over the past summer

by Sean Collins Walsh, October 21, 2020


WHYY Radio: After months of standoff, the City, PHA and protestors in homeless encampments along the Parkway and Ridge Avenue came to an agreement to clear the sites and deliver new housing options out of homelessness

Air Date: October 20, 2020 - Listen