Mayor Kenney to announce new budget on Philadelphia
Mayor Kenney to announce new budget on May 1 seeing crisis due to Coronavirus
The municipal budget was a much-awaited event this year, and public and even Mayor Jim Kenney was eagerly waiting for it as it was supposed to bring a lot of new services and facilities. Some announcements in the budget were related to new money for schools and the city community college, improving energy efficiency, street sweeping, and adding a HazMat squad to the fire department. But these were all planned last month before Coronavirus had arrived. Now, according to a review from Controller's office on City finances, the city funds had dropped from $650 million to $350 million, which completely changed the plans for the expenditure. The crisis is so massive that Kenney had to propose a new budget on May 1 after his first budget on March 10.
According to the report by Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, the revenue decline is due to loss of wage and sales taxes due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Kenney avoided saying anything about the new budget on Tuesday till he presents it to City Council May 1. Here are some ways he could trim the budget and increase revenue to fill the gape.
- May reduce the current administrative expenditure and trim employee payoffs.
- Reduce services like Garbage Collection, Close Buildings like Libraries, and firehouses.
- Increase taxes to increase revenue input.
- Empty 'Rainy Day' Accounts & Pray for Help
Other News by This Author
Nursing facility's residents tested COVID positive
It is already established that Nursing homes and health care facilities are hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, now Delaware county nursing home to joins the list with its cases
being doubled in a span of 2 weeks involving 60% of their residents and thus leading to more then a couple of dozen deaths. In another news, Broomall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Marple Township has confirmed 105 positive cases out of the 173 residents they have and around 28 people died due to the virus. National Guard Lt. Col. Keith Hickox stated that they arrive and leave upon request and also said that the Broomall Centre no longer needs their services as most of their staff returned from leave. Though there is rising tension about how the facilities will curb this situation when things are going out of hand the spokesperson assured that they are working in close association with the health authorities and will soon overcome the situation.
Gov. Tom Wolf gives relaxation to certain restrictions to let people enjoy outdoor activities
Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf is planning on lifting the stay at shelter orders and to access certain outdoor activities like golf clubs, private campgrounds, Marinas and private fishing grounds but not the campgrounds in state parks, he stated the intention behind doing so in his own words as follows, "Pennsylvanians have remained resilient throughout this COVID-19 crisis, and as we successfully continue to flatten the curve to protect our physical health, it is critical that we also focus on our physical and mental health during these extraordinary times. As the weather warms and daylight lengthens, enjoying time outdoors is an important way to manage stress. As we start to take measured, limited steps to reopen our commonwealth, reopening these industries will help to rebuild our economy and strengthen our mental health.” The orders are likely to be lifted from the start of May 1st and will continue to be open whilst following some strict Wolf administration's guidelines.
Police investigate a hit and run case
In Camden, New Jersey, a man became a victim of a hit and run case as the police are investigating the incident and look for the driver. It was around 2:30 am when police had received a call reporting a person lying on the road. Police reached Baird and Admiral Wilson where they identified the person as Jose A. Then-Ruiz who was 28 years old. The investigation concluded that the person was a victim of a hit and run case; however, the details of the vehicle have not been revealed by the police.
Other News Philadelphia
A police trooper was being shot at a trailer park in Salem County
A New Jersey State Police personnel who had been shot in a trailer park in Salem County was seen recovering on Sunday. The police trooper was investigating a home invasion on Saturday at Harding Woods Mobile Home Park where he was being shot around 10:40 p.m. Further investigation of the incident said that vehicles gathered around the personnel, and once the trooper disclosed his identity, someone from the crowd opened fire. For self-defense, the trooper had to fire his own weapon, but by that time he had been already shot. A woman who is living in that area said on the condition of anonymity that the bullets had also struck her home however she as well as her husband did not receive any type of injury.
PHILADELPHIA CITIZENS ARE OUT ENJOYING THE WEATHER AND CITY OFFICIALS ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT
City authorities aren't pleased about the video of people violating the requirements for social distance. Remain-at-home order on Sat did not seem to apply, as people flocked outdoors to enjoy the sun.
Clip reveals citizens loading up Rittenhouse Square, some with masks but not many. This also shows that others were not at least 6 steps away.
Already more than twelve thousand individuals in Philly have screened positive for the corona virus. There were 452 new cases registered on sat.
Under the reopening guidance issued by Gov. Tom Wolf, Philadelphia will have to record Fifty incidents for Fourteen consecutive days per 100,000 population. That rate is currently 398 per 100,000, based on the last 2 weeks of results.
AIR FORCE AND NAVY STAND UNITED TO GIVE TRIBUTE TO FRONT LINER WORKER BATTLING THE COVID-19
The Thunder birds & the United States The Blue Angels, Naval Flight Display Group, gave gratitude to those on COVID-19's front line with a group ride over Philly.
The salute from the AF and Navy, while acting in unity with all American citizens through this emergency, is in memory of medical staff, the 1st res ponders, veterans, and other important services.
"We are very happy to introduce our Navy colleagues to the sky for a national gratitude to the males and females who hold our neighborhoods healthy," the US.AF Lt. Col. John Caldwel, Thunder bird One & flyover head of the project. "We aim to offer American people a moving show of United states determination that recognizes all who work on the forefront of our COVID-19 war."
Other News United States Of America
Local news for Oakland April 28th
U.S. navy and air force plan to show tribute to healthcare workers.
As the pandemic continues, the frontline responders continue to put their life at risk so that the nation feels secured from COVID-19. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds are carrying out a plan to fly over multiple cities. The flyover by the defense forces will be to show the mark of respect towards the frontline responders.
Although the flyover was planned for April 29th, due to bad weather forecasts, the plan had to postponed. A new date for the flyover would be announced soon.
The defense forces will pay tribute to the health care worker by flowing over the areas which have suffered most from the pandemic.
Residents of Oakland can now access testing services for COVID-19
To help the frontline workers, people above age 65, the county has decided to merge with U.S. Rep. Brenda. Lawrence., D-Southfield, which will offer to test of COVID-19. The County Executive David Coulter said through a press briefing that the residents of the county will now be able to access testing services for COVID-19. He said that an appointment could be made through a phone call.
The testing of patients who are having symptoms of COVID-19 will begin on May 4. The time for testing is 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Monday and Wednesday, testing will be done at South Oakland help center while on Tuesday and Thursday testing will be done at Oakland county government campus in Pontiac. There are discussions going on testing sites for Friday.
It was made clear that any prescription or note from a doctor is not necessary, and an appointment could be booked by calling the health division's nurse at 800-848-5533.
Comcast extends its commitments through June 30
Comcast has decided to extend its commitments of "no disconnects" and waving of late fees through June 30. Due to the pandemic, the schools are closed because of which students need internet access to attend online classes.
The company is also offering Xfinity hotspots to everyone. Anyone who needs the service of these hotspots will not be charged even a single penny.
Comcast has also decided to extend till 30th June the offer of 60 days complimentary service for new internet essentials. Generally, internet essentials cover all qualified low-income households. The internet essentials were charged with $9.95/month.
C&L to hold video conferencing for their client's home improvement.
As the pandemic continues, the residents have been advised to stay at home. During the quarantine, the house owners are looking forward to improvements that can be made in their home.
C&L Ward president Patrick Ward in a press release, said that his company is receiving enormous demands of home improvement. To respond to the client's demand, the home improvement company has decided to give an opinion to the house owners through online conferencing.
Ward said, "it really is a win for everybody. Both homeowners and C&L Ward staff remain safe in their own residences. This is something we'll continue to offer well after the curve has been flattened."
Virginia residents got relaxation of paying meals tax
The Virginia beach city council has decided to wave off meals tax. This decision was taken keeping in mind the struggle of residents of Virginia beach amid the pandemic. This relaxation in food tax will be offered from May 1 till June. The city council has also taken a decision to help local businesses by removing late fees and interest on personal property taxes until Aug 1.
As the restaurants are allowed only to offer services to their customers only by home delivery amid the pandemic, the city has decided to continue the decision of free parking. This decision to continue free parking will be very beneficial to restaurants. However, to ensure that enough space is present, the two -hour restriction would still be followed.
Other world news
Kourtney Kardashian protagoniza nueva PELEA con otra de sus hermanas - La Verdad Noticias
Kourtney Kardashian nuevamente se ha peleado con una de sus hermanas, ¿Habrá crisis en la famosa familia?
Kourtney Kardashian protagoniza nueva PELEA con otra de sus hermanas/Foto: Hola La hermana mayor del clan Kardashian-Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian ha vuelto a causar controversia en el reality de televisión Keeping Up With The Kardashians, ya que la influencer y empresaria nuevamente protagonizó una pelea con otra de sus hermanas. Hace unas semanas, Kourt llegó hasta los golpes con su hermana Kim Kardashian, y es que desde que Kourtney anunció que deseaba retirarse del reality de televisión, la tensión en la familia ha incrementado. Algunos aseguran que Kim se enojó mucho con su hermana mayor por abandonar el proyecto de la familia que las ha lanzado a la fama. Pero en esta ocasión, la empresaria de 41 años tuvo un enfrentamiento verbal con la menor de su familia, la multimillonaria Kylie Jenner. Todo comenzó cuando las hermanas junto a su madre Kris Jenner estaban planeando la siguiente fiesta de navidad, y es que Kourtney ha creado la tradición de celebrar la navidad en su casa. Sin embargo, en esta ocasión Kylie expresó su descontento con la idea de pasar el 24 y 25 de diciembre en la casa de Kourtney Kardashian con toda la familia, ya que la joven empresaria de 22 años deseaba que su hija Stormi Webster pudiera recibir a Santa Claus en su hogar.
- "Simplemente no tiene sentido que Santa solo vaya a la casa de Kourtney (...) La mejor parte de la mañana de Navidad para mí mientras crecía era que Santa visitaba tu casa... solo quiero eso para Stormi", expresó Kylie Jenner.