WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL ADVANCES DEVELOPMENT IMPACT TAX, ABATEMENT CHANGES; MEMBERS LOOK AHEAD TO COVID RECOVERY

December 4, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER OH INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO CAP COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AT 60 DAYS, REQUIRE COUNCIL APPROVAL FOR EXTENSIONS

December 4, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON’S RESOLUTION TO PRIORITIZE CLIMATE ACTION, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN ONGOING COVID-19 RECOVERY PASSES CITY COUNCIL

December 3, 2020

CITY COUNCIL PANEL ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO HELP FUND $400 MILLION PLAN THAT INVESTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, POVERTY REDUCTION AND JOBS

December 2, 2020

LEGISLATION TO RETAIN HOSPITALITY SECTOR JOBS FOR LAID-OFF WORKERS ADVANCES OUT OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE

November 25, 2020

COUNCIL COMMITTEE HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON RIGHTS OF PARENTS WITH DISABILITIES

November 20, 2020

CITY COUNCIL PASSES COUNCILMEMBER THOMAS’ KEEP IT LOCAL BILL

November 20, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON INTRODUCES RESOLUTION STATING CITY COUNCIL’S INTENT TO PRIORITIZE CLIMATE ACTION, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN ONGOING COVID-19 RECOVERY

November 20, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL TO WEIGH COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT REFORM; AS COVID CASES CLIMB, MEMBERS MONITOR VACCINATION PLANS

November 20, 2020

COUNCIL INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO REDUCE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT

November 19, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON PILOTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

November 17, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA’S $100M DONATION TO PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

November 17, 2020

CITY COUNCIL HONORS DAN HILFERTY FOR LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS TO PHILADELPHIA

November 17, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER O’NEILL ANNOUNCES NEW TEXT MESSAGING OPTION FOR CONSTITUENT SERVICE REQUESTS

November 13, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL APPROVES CREATION, FIRST GRANT FOR POVERTY ACTION PLAN FUND; CITY ANNOUNCES MORE COVID RELIEF

November 12, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF BALLOT QUESTION TWO THAT CREATES A NEW PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF THE VICTIM ADVOCATE

November 5, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE ON THE RELEASE OF VIDEO AND AUDIO OF THE SHOOTING OF WALTER WALLACE, JR.

November 5, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: SHOOTING OF WALTER WALLACE, JR. BY POLICE HEIGHTENS FOCUS ON POLICE REFORM, MENTAL HEALTH

October 29, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON STATEMENT ON THE POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING AND DEATH OF WALTER WALLACE JR.

October 29, 2020

COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION AFFIRMING RIGHT TO PROTEST

October 29, 2020

CITY COUNCIL PASSES BAN ON POLICE USE OF “LESS LETHAL” MUNITIONS TOWARDS DEMONSTRATORS AND BYSTANDERS

October 29, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON ON THE KILLING OF WALTER WALLACE, JR

October 27, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCILMEMBER GAUTHIER ON THE DEATH OF WALTER WALLACE, JR.

October 27, 2020

STATEMENT OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE ON THE POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN WEST PHILADELPHIA

October 27, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GREEN ISSUES STATEMENT FOLLOWING FATAL POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING OF WALTER WALLACE, JR.

October 27, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: CITY EXPANDS COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR CLEANING PROGRAM; COUNCIL OVERRIDES FIRST KENNEY VETO

October 23, 2020

CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ADVANCES LEGISLATION BANNING POLICE USE  OF “LESS LETHAL” MUNITIONS IN RESPONSE TO DEMONSTRATIONS

October 21, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS PLAN FOR POST-COVID RECOVERY WITH CONSTRUCTION IMPACT TAX BILL AND “RIGHT TO RETURN” BILL FOR WORKERS

October 16, 2020

CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO GENERATE $400 MILLION TO INVEST IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, POVERTY REDUCTION & JOB CREATION

October 15, 2020

CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CHILD SEPARATIONS

October 15, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO RETAIN HOSPITALITY SECTOR JOBS FOR LAID OFF WORKERS AS ECONOMY REOPENS

October 14, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO FOP LAWSUIT OVER PUBLIC COMMENT BILL

October 14, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GAUTHIER AND BROOKS ISSUE STATEMENT ON PARKWAY ENCAMPMENT AGREEMENT

October 14, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: CITY OFFICIALS UNITE TO ANNOUNCE GUN LAWSUIT AGAINST COMMONWEALTH; COUNCIL COMMITTEE REVIEWS POLICE RESPONSE TO PROTESTS

October 8, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER DOMB INTRODUCES BILL TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS FROM ‘CASH FOR HOMES’ SOLICITATIONS

October 8, 2020

PHILADELPHIANS HARMED BY POLICE USE OF FORCE TESTIFY ABOUT EXPERIENCES IN WEST PHILADELPHIA AND ON I-676 DURING GEORGE FLOYD DEMONSTRATIONS

October 8, 2020

AMID RISING GUN VIOLENCE, CITY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE MAJOR LEGAL ACTION AGAINST COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA OVER PREEMPTION OF GUN SAFETY LAWS

October 7, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL, KENNEY ADMINISTRATION RENEW INVESTMENT IN “SAME DAY WORK AND PAY” PROGRAM; COUNCIL CALLS FOR URGENCY ON GUN VIOLENCE

October 2, 2020

CITY COUNCIL, KENNEY ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCE RENEWED INVESTMENT IN ‘SAME DAY WORK AND PAY’ PROGRAM TO PROVIDE PATHWAY TO EMPLOYMENT FOR UP TO 500 PEOPLE

October 1, 2020

CITY COUNCIL HONORS THE LIFE & LEGACY OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

September 25, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: ONLINE CLASHES WITH POLICE UNION HEAD, BREONNA TAYLOR CASE REACTIONS HIGHLIGHT ONGOING TENSIONS OVER REFORM

September 25, 2020

COUNCIL APPROVES COUNCILMAN JOHNSON’S “LET PHILLY BREATHE” BILL TO BAN THE USE OF CHOKEHOLDS AND OTHER DANGEROUS RESTRAINTS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

September 18, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: POLICE REFORM REMAINS AT THE TOP OF COUNCIL’S AGENDA

September 18, 2020

CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS RESOLUTION URGING MAYOR KENNEY TO DECLARE GUN VIOLENCE A CITYWIDE EMERGENCY IN PHILADELPHIA

September 17, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON BILL TO REQUIRE PUBLIC COMMENT ON FOP CONTRACTS PASSES COUNCIL 15-2

September 17, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE ON CITY’S EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM MATCHING TENANTS’ RENTS TO REDUCE EVICTIONS AND HOMELESSNESS

September 17, 2020

COUNCIL PASSES PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY LEAVE

September 15, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: POLICE REFORM, POVERTY, GUN VIOLENCE AND PANDEMIC PROTECTIONS ON THE AGENDA IN COUNCIL’S FIRST FALL SESSION

September 11, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCILMEMBERS JAMIE GAUTHIER AND KENDRA BROOKS ON CITY’S DECISION TO CLEAR PROTEST ENCAMPMENTS

September 8, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM, GAUTHIER, AND BROOKS CALL ON HARRISBURG TO EXTEND MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS

August 31, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON THE DANGER OF RECOMMENCING EVICTIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA DURING A PANDEMIC

August 26, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE ON THE PASSING OF PUBLIC HOUSING ADVOCATE NELLIE REYNOLDS

August 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON TO CREATE THE EASTWICK DISASTER RELIEF TASKFORCE

August 24, 2020

PARKER’S 411 WITH THE PEOPLE: LET’S TALK ABOUT HEALTH, SCHOOLS, AND EDUCATION

August 21, 2020

GOVERNOR WOLF, CITY OFFICIALS CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF SPRING GARDEN STREET SOLAR PROJECT TO POWER YARDS BREWERY AND CITY ARCHIVES 

August 20, 2020

CITY, PHILADELPHIA ENERGY AUTHORITY ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO INSTALL SOLAR WITH SECOND ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA SOLAR WEEK

August 17, 2020

CITY COUNCILMEMBERS JOIN COMMUNITY LEADERS, POLICE IN URGING HOME GUN CHECKS, SAFE DISPOSAL OF FIREARMS AMID INCREASED GUN VIOLENCE

August 13, 2020

PHILABUNDANCE AND PHILADELPHIA COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON HOSTED EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION ON AUGUST 7 FOR EASTWICK COMMUNITY IMPACTED BY TROPICAL STORM

August 7, 2020

CITY COUNCIL, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PARTNER TO DISTRIBUTE MASKS, OTHER PPE SUPPLIES TO HELP NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSES RE-OPEN WITH CARE

August 1, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL L. CLARKE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COMMENTS AND ACTIONS TO WEAKEN FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING MANDATES

July 30, 2020

CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD TWO HEARINGS TODAY ON DISPARATE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 AND THE CITY’S FISCAL POSITION

July 28, 2020

CITY COUNCIL HOLDING HEARINGS IN JULY TO ADDRESS VOTING BY MAIL, DISPARATE IMPACTS OF COVID-19, AND CITY’S FISCAL POSITION

July 21, 2020

COUNCILMAN DOMB CALLS ON ADMINISTRATION TO EXAMINE $126 MILLION DISCREPANCY IN REVENUE PROJECTIONS

July 20, 2020

KENSINGTON COMMUNITY CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

July 10, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE ON GUN VIOLENCE IN PHILADELPHIA OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND

July 6, 2020

COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE AND PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS THANK NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FOR THEIR WORK TO RESTORE REVOLUTIONARY WAR MONUMENT DAMANGED BY VANDALISM

June 30, 2020

CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO APPROVE FY2021 BUDGET THAT REDUCES POLICE SPENDING, SUPPORTS POLICE REFORMS, INVESTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS AND OTHER MEASURES TO ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN PHILADELPHIA

June 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA FUNDS LEGAL DEFENSE INITIATIVE FOR IMMIGRANTS

June 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON’S LEGISLATION CREATING A NEW OFFICE OF THE VICTIM ADVOCATE IN PHILADELPHIA

June 25, 2020

PHILADELPHIA BECOMES FIRST CITY IN U.S. TO PROHIBIT RETALIATION AGAINST WORKERS SEEKING TO ENFORCE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTIONS

June 25, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM AND JONES, JR. CALL FOR HEARING ON CITY’S PROTEST RESPONSE

June 25, 2020

COUNCIL LEADERSHIP ISSUES STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT LEGISLATION

June 24, 2020

CITY COUNCIL ENACTS “EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION ACT” TO PROVIDE GROUNDBREAKING PROTECTION FOR RENTERS DURING COVID PANDEMIC

June 18, 2020

COUNCIL GIVES PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TO FY2021 BUDGET THAT REDUCES POLICE SPENDING, IMPLEMENTS POLICE REFORMS, INVESTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND ANTI-POVERTY MEASURES, RESTORES ARTS FUNDING

June 18, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF JUNETEENTH AS A PHILADELPHIA CITY HOLIDAY

June 17, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON RESPONDS TO CONSTITUENT OUTREACH ABOUT EVENTS IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

June 15, 2020

COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON INTRODUCES “LET PHILLY BREATHE” BILL TO BAN THE USE OF CERTAIN TYPES OF CHOKEHOLDS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

June 12, 2020

CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCES POLICE REFORM LEGISLATION

June 11, 2020

COUNCILMAN DOMB JOINS COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES LEADERS TO LAUNCH EMERGENCY INSURANCE SUPPORT INITIATIVE

June 8, 2020

COUNCIL COMMITTEE ADVANCES FIVE BILLS IN EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION ACT

June 5, 2020

CITY COUNCIL LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCE ‘NEW NORMAL BUDGET ACT’ TO ADDRESS HOUSING, POVERTY, HEALTH CARE, JOB INEQUITIES REVEALED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND CIVIL UNREST IN AMERICA

June 5, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCILMEMBER MARK SQUILLA ON THE ONGOING PROTESTS IN PHILADELPHIA AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

June 4, 2020

STATEMENT OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE ON THE REMOVAL OF THE RIZZO STATUE

June 3, 2020

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE IN RESPONSE TO PROTESTS IN CENTER CITY

May 30, 2020

STATEMENT OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL L. CLARKE ON THE SHOOTING OF A PHILADELPHIA POLICE LIEUTENANT

May 29, 2020

STATEMENT OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE ON GOV. WOLF’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON REOPENING THE REGION’S ECONOMY

May 22, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GREEN, SQUILLA INTRODUCE JOINT RESOLUTION TO FACILITATE PHILADELPHIA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY FROM COVID-19

May 22, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GYM INTRODUCES ESSENTIAL WORKER PROTECTION BILL, ADVANCES KEY ANTI-RETALIATION PROTECTIONS AMIDST COVID-19 OUTBREAK

May 21, 2020

STATEMENT OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL L. CLARKE ON THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOVE BOMBING

May 13, 2020

CITY COUNCIL SETS BUDGET HEARING SCHEDULE ON REVISED FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET PLAN AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

May 13, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GREEN ISSUES STATEMENT IN OBSERVANCE OF THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOVE BOMBING

May 13, 2020

CITY COUNCILMEMBERS GAUTHIER, BROOKS, GYM, DOMB, THOMAS, GILMORE RICHARDSON, SQUILLA, JONES, QUIÑONES-SÁNCHEZ, JOHNSON, BASS AND PARKER ISSUE APOLOGY ON 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOVE BOMBING

May 13, 2020

CITY COUNCIL DISTRIBUTES FACE MASKS IN BREWERYTOWN IN FIRST WAVE OF PUBLIC MASK DISTRIBUTION TO SLOW SPREAD OF COVID-19

May 8, 2020

STATEMENT BY COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM ON GOVERNOR WOLF’S EVICTION MORATORIUM ORDER

May 7, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GREEN, BASS INTRODUCE JOINT RESOLUTION TO EXAMINE RACIAL, ABLEIST DISPARITIES OF COVID-19

May 4, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER BROOKS TO INTRODUCE BILL EXPANDING PAID SICK LEAVE FOR WORKERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

April 30, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM, BROOKS AND GAUTHIER INTRODUCE EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION PACKAGE

April 30, 2020

CITY COUNCIL LEADERSHIP TO HOST VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AND THE CITY BUDGET ON THURSDAY APRIL 30

April 29, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON PARTNERING WITH THE BLACK DOCTORS COVID-19 CONSORTIUM TO GET AFRICAN-AMERICANS TESTED IN PHILADELPHIA

April 29, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER GREEN ISSUES STATEMENT FOLLOWING NEWS OF POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR PGW

April 28, 2020