Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., 4th District, Majority Leader, Committee Chairman
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, 3RD District
Councilman Bobby Henon, 6th District
Councilman At-Large Jim Kenney
Councilwoman María D. Quiñones-Sánchez, 7th District
Council President Darrell L. Clarke
WHAT: The Special Investigative Committee on Demolition Practices released its report on City demolition practices and procedures. Council President Darrell L. Clarke led a legislative response to the June 5, 2013, Market Street building collapse by introducing Resolution No. 130546 authorizing the creation of a Special Investigating Committee on Demolition Practices in the City of Philadelphia. The Committee was directed to investigate problems and identify solutions related to the oversight of demolition projects in the City. Council unanimously adopted the Resolution on June 12, 2013.
WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Council Chambers, 4th Floor, City Hall
DETAILS: The report of the Special Investigating Committee on Demolition Practices summarizes the Committee’s findings regarding past and present demolition practices based on extensive document review and on public hearing testimony and briefings provided by City department leaders, staff, and outside experts and practitioners with knowledge of demolition practices.
This report contains 71 recommendations that propose extensive legislative, procedural and operational reforms to improve demolition practices and procedures in Philadelphia.
Click here to view Committee report.
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