Gov. Rendell is scheduled to meet this afternoon with members of City Council, state lawmakers and members of the Convention Center Authority to try to end a stalemate that has threatened to derail the $700 million expansion of the center.

They are expected to discuss new legislation approved last Thursday by Council that would, among other things, require each of the 17 trade unions that work at the center to for the first time disclose the racial breakdown of its membership. The legislation would also require those unions to create a long-range "diversity plan" that must be approved by Council.

Those provisions were the result of discussions led by Mayor Street and three council members: Donna Reed Miller, Marian Tasco and W. Wilson Goode Jr.