February 9, 2001 |
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.
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)
February 5, 1987 |
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.
November 17, 2000 |
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.
May 11, 1995
Four Democratic district City Council members in primary races deserve the party's nomination. In the Fourth District, Michael A. Nutter has demonstrated the breadth and intelligence of a good legislator and the street smarts to care for a diverse constituency. His leadership on the Police Advisory Commission proved he knows how to craft public policy. Opponents Mark Levy, a former Council aide, and real estate broker John Petro do not measure up. In the Ninth District, Marian Tasco has a far better grasp of neighborhood issues than challenger Richard W. Watson, a substance-abuse regional coordinator.
February 2, 2009
Will she or won't she? City Council Majority Leader Marian B. Tasco is scheduled for retirement at the end of her term in January 2012, having joined the Deferred Retirement Option Plan. She is due $467,566.22 upon retirement, in addition to the $8,902 monthly pension to which she is entitled. But Tasco, 71, hasn't committed to retiring, and it appears that she's at least considering another run for Council. The Friends of Marian B. Tasco, Tasco's campaign committee, will host a fund-raiser Feb. 19 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
March 18, 2011 |
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.
April 4, 2013 |
COUNCILWOMAN Marian Tasco on Tuesday literally called "bulls---" on the Nutter administration's explanation for why a project in her district was delayed last year. Tasco last week accused Mayor Nutter's administration of holding up a $3.5 million renovation at Oak Lane's Sturgis Recreation Center because she opposed an issue related to Nutter's plan to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. She continued her attack at a budget hearing Tuesday. "What was the priority over Sturgis?
February 20, 1987 |
A Sunday-school room in the basement of the Upper Room Baptist Church shook with political excitement yesterday as a supporter of Marian B. Tasco for City Council charged that Tasco had been "stabbed in the back" by her main opponent, Shirley Gregory. Wind whipping the door, about 150 people had filed into the basement in West Oak Lane to cheer Tasco as she formally announced that she would run for the Ninth Council District seat vacated by John F. White Jr. after his nomination as state welfare secretary.
November 14, 1991 |
Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco's campaign to become Council president collapsed in part because one of her political allies - Councilwoman Augusta A. Clark - refused to abandon her own candidacy. Unable to break the impasse, Tasco telephoned Councilman John F. Street Tuesday morning and told him she was withdrawing and would support his bid for Council's top job. "It wasn't my time this time," Tasco said yesterday in her first public comments since Street's unofficial victory in the Council presidency race.