May 25, 1993 |
For City Councilman Michael Nutter, the question is where to find just one more vote to add to the 11 who voted for his bill to establish a police advisory board. Without that 12th vote, Council will be unable to override an expected veto by Mayor Rendell. Council passed the bill last week. Rendell has been adamant in his opposition to a police advisory board, although silent on whether he will veto it. The bill proposes a 13-member advisory panel that would examine broad policy issues and allegations of police misconduct.
August 20, 1988 |
A controversial plan at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center that calls for an eight-story pediatric unit in Camden has received a boost from a South Jersey hospital advisory board. The Southern New Jersey Health Systems Agency, which reviews hospital construction projects, gave its blessing early yesterday morning to the $76 million addition, despite objections of several area hospitals, including West Jersey Health Systems, Inc. and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Representatives of those hospitals warned the advisory board that a large pediatric specialty unit would create a glut of hospital beds for children, in part because of the proximity to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
September 12, 1991 |
The Bristol Township Council is considering the creation of an advisory board to oversee how $643,200 in federal grants is spent. The proposal, outlined at Tuesday's council work session, followed accusations that the council majority was improperly favoring a private industrial-development corporation in distributing federal money. "It's a program that would take the onus off the board and would depoliticize the system of making economic loans," said David Laustsen, the lawyer whose firm is advising the township on its Community Development program.
September 2, 1993
After an acrimonious debate this spring over the value, wisdom and necessity of creating a police advisory board, we thought at least the verbal battle was over. Not so. You may recall that City Council overrode Mayor Rendell's veto of legislation to establish an advisory board, and that afterward Mr. Rendell said he would issue an executive order mirroring the key points in the bill. But the chief sponsor of the legislation, Councilman Michael A. Nutter, objects strenously to certain elements of the mayor's proposal.
September 25, 1988 |
A proposal before the Cherry Hill Township Council to create a township- wide condominium advisory board has drawn strong support from condominium association officers and a mixed reaction from council members. The proposal - which calls for an advisory board of six condominium owners, three single-family homeowners and one representative of a condominium developer - would examine common problems inherent to condominium ownership such as trash collection cost and snow removal. "In the last 15 years, Cherry Hill and other towns across the nation have faced the phenomenon of condominium ownership," said Councilman John Adler, sponsor of the bill and a condominium owner.
March 27, 1998 |
Despite earlier objections from the city's police chief, the Camden City Council yesterday adopted an ordinance that creates an eight-member community advisory board. The board is not meant to be a police review board, officials said, but rather a community panel that will assist police by making suggestions on ways to improve public safety. "This is not against the police department," said Councilman Ali Sloan El before Council passed the measure unanimously. "It's to help it in knowing the issues in the community.
March 31, 1995 |
The Fraternal Order of Police filed suit against Mayor Rendell yesterday in an attempt to disband the city's year-old Police Advisory Commission, contending the mere existence of the citizens' group cripples the department. The suit focuses on the commission's first major investigation - into the Aug. 24 death of Moises DeJesus, 30, a North Philadelphia tow-truck operator. DeJesus fell into a coma after he fought with police during his arrest, and died three days later. The FOP asked for an immediate court injunction yesterday to block the commission from taking action in any cases, including the DeJesus death.
March 8, 1992 |
Upper Makefield supervisors agreed Wednesday night to advertise for a three-person advisory board to review a controversial park and recreation plan. The plan calls for the development of a 100-acre park, five smaller neighborhood parks and a multiuse trail along the Delaware Canal. Total costs of the plan have been estimated at $5.6 million by the township's Park and Recreation Board. The creation of an advisory board angered Ron Rusk, chairman of the Park and Recreation Board.
September 10, 1993 |
Hey, Mayor Rendell, some angry Puerto Ricans don't want you to march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade this month. Wilfredo Rojas, the president of National Congress of Puerto Rican Rights says if you are seen marching in the barrio on Sept. 26, the community will make you feel miserable. But he said if you really want to march, all you have to do is implement the police advisory board with subpoena power as soon as possible. The community also wants two Latinos to sit on the board.
November 12, 1993 |
In a move to placate angry residents who have opposed expansion of the Lutheran Home, representatives of the home last night told the township planning board that they would accept the establishment of a neighborhood advisory board as a condition for the plan's approval. During a 90-minute presentation before a crowd of more than 100, representatives of the home conceded that there had been "neighbor-to- neighbor' ' problems over the years. Many of those problems were then detailed by residents of the east end of town, by Zelley Avenue and Main Street, who lined up at a microphone to testify.