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February 25, 1987 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Goode has appointed a temporary city commissioner to fill the vacancy created last week when Marian B. Tasco resigned as one of the three commissioners to run for City Council. Karen Warrington, the mayor's press secretary, said yesterday that Goode had appointed Charles Finney, formerly Tasco's deputy, as acting commissioner. She said Finney would serve until Goode's appointment of Lana Felton-Ghee as a longer-term replacement for Tasco is approved by City Council. Felton-Ghee's appointment may face difficulty in Council.
NEWS
February 18, 1987 | By JUAN GONZALEZ, Daily News Staff Writer
City Commissioner Marian Tasco will resign her post today to run for City Council, and Mayor Goode will support hospital union official Lana Felton-Ghee as her replacement, according to several sources. Goode may even name Felton-Ghee to the post today, the sources said, thus technically making her the incumbent commissioner when the Democratic Party's policy committee meets tonight to consider endorsements for row offices in the May primary. That move would give Felton-Ghee "the inside track" for the nomination for Tasco's vacated seat, according to a source close to Tasco, since party leaders usually endorse incumbents.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | By MARK McDONALD, Daily News Staff Writer
How to beat the machine? Simple, you go out and build a bigger machine, and you do that with money. Marian Tasco, the former city commissioner, did it, outspending her chief opponent, Shirley Gregory, by at least $85,000 and handily winning the 9th Councilmanic District Democratic primary yesterday. Placing a distant third in the race was E. Randy Urquhart. With 98 percent of the vote counted, Tasco had 16,129 votes and Gregory 9,538 votes. An earlier tabulation showed Urquhart with 4,027 votes with 70 percent of the vote counted.
NEWS
May 19, 1994 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
City officials may have spent tens of millions of dollars planning a new jail and courthouse, but they have yet to satisfy some angry City Council members. During a review of the $290 million project yesterday, Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco assailed planners for failing to adequately ensure that enough minorities and women get a fair share of business contracts and construction jobs. Councilwoman Joan Krajewski hammered at their failure to provide enough parking at the Northeast prison site to relieve a longtime nightmare for nearby residents.
NEWS
February 25, 1987 | By MARIA GALLAGHER and JUAN GONZALEZ, Daily News Staff Writers
City Commissioner candidate Lana Felton-Ghee might not accept her interim appointment as city commissioner, two sources have told the Daily News. Mayor Goode last week chose Felton-Ghee to replace Marian B. Tasco, who resigned to run for City Council's 9th District seat. At the time, Felton-Ghee appeared ready to accept an appointment that was likely to boost her chances in the May 19 primary. Her second thoughts apparently arose after two major setbacks: The Democratic Party's policy committee refused to endorse her, and City Council passed on a chance to confirm her appointment, referring the resolution to the Committee of the Whole.
NEWS
February 9, 2001 | by Paul D. Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Despite mounting opposition, Councilwoman Marian Tasco said she is not backing down from her proposed bill to stop predatory lending. Banks and financial institutions have lined up a powerful lobby force to fight the bill. Tasco said she will listen to all sides but will stand firm in her effort to protect borrowers. "Our greatest responsibility as elected officials is to the weakest," she said. Predatory lenders often target low-income, minority and elderly homeowners.
NEWS
November 14, 2011
TUESDAY'S ELECTION answered some questions and asked others. Answered: Who "leads" us for the next four years. Asked: Who leads City Council? The selection process is under way (under the covers) and those still steamed about DROP - the Deferred Retirement Option Plan - have a stake in this. Contenders for the president's chair, vacated by the long-serving Anna Verna, are all Democrats - 5th District Councilman Darrell Clarke, 9th District Councilwoman Marian Tasco and at-large Councilman Jim Kenney (who would win if everyone he's ever feuded with voted for him)
NEWS
February 5, 1987 | By JUAN GONZALEZ, Daily News Staff Writer
Democratic ward leaders chose Logan community activist Shirley Gregory yesterday as their candidate to replace former Councilman John F. White Jr., who became the state secretary of public welfare last month. The ward leaders of the 9th Council District rejected White's own choice for his successor, City Commissioner Marian Tasco, at a meeting at Democratic City Committee headquarters in Center City yesterday. The district includes Logan, East and West Oak Lane, Olney, Hunting Park and parts of East Mount Airy and the lower Northeast.
NEWS
March 18, 2011 | By Marcia Gelbart and Troy Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
A Common Pleas Court judge said Friday he would rule "in due course" on whether Philadelphia City Council members Marian B. Tasco and Frank Rizzo and City Commissioner Margaret Tartaglione can seek reelection in the May primary. In three separate cases rolled into one, lawyers for political opponents of the trio urged Judge James M. Lynn to bump them from the ballot because each made an "irrevocable" decision to retire when they enrolled in the DROP pension program. The same judge heard arguments by a lawyer for Mayor Nutter, who is trying to disqualify T. Milton Street Sr. from challenging him in the primary.
NEWS
November 17, 2000 | by Paul Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
In an attempt to combat the recent surge in high-cost loans, City Councilwoman Marian Tasco yesterday proposed an ordinance designed to clamp down on predatory lenders. The ordinance - modeled after a similar law passed in Chicago - would prohibit predatory lenders from receiving city contracts. The city would divest pension fund investments in the lenders. The lenders would also be barred from receiving city grant money. "Predatory lending has the potential to become a cancer in the city," said Tasco's spokeswoman, Charelle Parker.
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