Council President Darrell Clarke and Councilwoman María Quinones-Sanchez are taking their much publicized land bank feud to the streets.
Sources have told the City Paper that Clarke's office has been organizing meetings with community leaders across the city, in an attempt to whip up opposition to the current land bank bill backed by Sanchez. Clarke has said that version does not contain enough Council oversight and, reportedly, the thrust of the meetings are to promote a goal of tabling the land bank legislation indefinitely.
The spin machine has gone into overdrive ahead of today's court hearing on whether Inquirer editor Bill Marimow should be reinstated and the publisher who fired him, Bob Hall, be shown the door instead.
Principal Tracy Scott isn't sure when Tanner Duckrey School at 15th and Diamond in North Philly last had a librarian, or a functioning library. There hasn't been one in her eight years working there. And a glimmer of hope that arose last year, when library services staff came by to offer improvements, quickly faded.