City Council to Philly: Yeah, About That Whole Public Comment Thing...

By Tom McDonald / NewsWorks
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 4 | Posted Mar. 31, 2011

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Philadelphia City Council has created a place to put bills they aren't going to address for an extended period of time. A bill mandating sick leave for all city workers is among the first to drop into limbo.

The Suspension Calendar as it is called was created by a resolution. Even though it stops public comment on bills otherwise open for debate, Council President Anna Verna said that is not why it was created.

"I didn't say that now, don't put words in my mouth don't put words in my mouth this is the way it's going to be," Verna said.

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1. Anonymous said... on Mar 31, 2011 at 03:42PM

“when will we get rid of her, they all need to be removed, from office, vernas gettin a 1/2 mill to retire and 117k ayr in pension cash and wont walk away, let help her out the door”

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2. dead dog said... on Apr 1, 2011 at 09:04AM

“what did the 17 members of city council do for philadelphia that was worth $17 million tax payers dollars last year?”

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3. Anonymous said... on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:56AM

“yo dead dog, not a d@m thing, lets do like tunsia, egypt, libya, let get rid of them, if we dont our kids will die, do to the people we elect, all of pa politicians,must go, there time is up, lets go off with their heads, i hope our childred will take up the fight and no be afraid, when they use the drone on the people in america, thats what is going to happen here,”

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4. Anonymous said... on Apr 5, 2011 at 12:43PM

“Verna hasn't done anything but collect a check for years. She should be run out of town.”

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