SPECIAL COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING MARKET ST. COLLAPSE ANNOUNCES HEARING SCHEDULE

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Philadelphia, June 17, 2013 The Special Investigative Committee examining City demolition procedures and operations in the wake of a deadly building collapse released its public hearing schedule on Monday.

The first hearing will take place in Council Chambers (Room 400 of City Hall) on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Commissioner Carlton Williams of the Department of Licenses & Inspections is scheduled to testify.

All Special Investigative Committee hearings will commence at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers. The full schedule of hearings is as follows:

  • June 19, 2013
  • June 27, 2013
  • July 11, 2013
  • Aug. 1, 2013
  • Aug. 13, 2013

Opportunities for members of the public to provide testimony will be announced shortly.

The Special Investigative Committee was appointed by Council President Darrell L. Clarke to investigate the June 5, 2013, building collapse that killed six people and injured 14 others. The Committee members are Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. (chair), Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Councilman Bobby Henon, Councilman Jim Kenney, and Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez.

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