The obligatory year-in-review blog post. Please harshly criticize my judgment in the comments.
3. Municipal union demonstrators prevent Mayor Nutter from delivering his annual budget address to City Council.
7. The field for the 2015 mayoral race begins to take shape, with state Sen. Tony Williams, Council President Darrell Clarke, City Controller Alan Butkovitz and Councilman Jim Kenney generating the most buzz.
8. Just before taking off for the holidays, City Council approves Maria Quinones-Sanchez's long-sought land bank bill, which is aimed at streamlining the arduous process of acquiring vacant property from the city. Philly will be the largest U.S. municipality with such an agency.
10. Nutter's approval rating is upside-down for the first time in his administration, according to Pew, and the school-funding crisis is likely to blame.