WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL REACTS TO SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT’S PLANNED DEPARTURE

September 30, 2021

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE PENSION BOARD TO PERFORM YEARLY STRESS TEST OF RETIREMENT SYSTEM

September 30, 2021

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER INTRODUCES A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING SECURITY OFFICERS FACING ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION BY FEDERAL CONTRACTO

September 30, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL’S FALL TERM BEGINS WITH EMPHASIS ON NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT, EQUITY

September 24, 2021

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION THAT WILL MAKE PERMANENT 15% CAP ON THIRD-PARTY DELIVERY FEE

September 17, 2021

CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FUNDING PLAN FOR $400 MILLION NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION INITIATIVE – INVESTMENTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, SMALL BUSINESSES AND COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS

September 15, 2021

ONGOING CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT LEAD CITY COUNCIL TO CONTINUE MEETING REMOTELY FOR NOW

September 8, 2021

CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR UNVEIL PROCESS FOR GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

July 28, 2021

AMID ESCALATING GUN VIOLENCE INVOLVING YOUTHS, CITY COUNCIL, ANTI-VIOLENCE ACTIVISTS, ST. CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPITAL PARTNER ON GUN BUYBACKS

July 14, 2021

COUNCIL ADOPTS PARKER LEGISLATION TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN CITY HIRING BY ELIMINATING ‘RULE OF TWO’

June 18, 2021

CITY COUNCIL GIVES APPROVAL TO FY2022 BUDGET WITH HISTORIC INVESTMENTS IN VIOLENCE PREVENTION, NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION, POVERTY REDUCTION & POLICE REFORMS

June 17, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON’S MINOR CURFEW REFORM BILL ADVANCES OUT OF COMMITTEE

June 14, 2021

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN CITY HIRING BY ELIMINATING ‘RULE OF TWO’

May 27, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS REACT TO RESIGNATION OF HEALTH COMMISSIONER OVER IMPROPER TREATMENT OF MOVE VICTIMS’ REMAINS

May 14, 2021

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LEGISLATION TO FUND $400 MILLION PLAN TO INVEST IN NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, JOB CREATION AND SMALL BUSINESSES 

May 13, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: CITY COUNCIL ADVOCACY LEADS TO COURT ORDER HALTING SHERIFF SALES UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2021

April 29, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS REACT TO CHAUVIN MURDER CONVICTION IN GEORGE FLOYD CASE, LOOK TOWARD REFORMS IN POLICING

April 22, 2021

CITY COUNCIL PROPOSES SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS WITH EMPHASIS ON EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN JOBS

April 22, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: MAYOR DELIVERS $5.2 BILLION FY2022 BUDGET PROPOSAL, COUNCIL OUTLINES VIOLENCE PREVENTION AGENDA

April 15, 2021

CITY COUNCIL, COMMUNITY ADVOCATES OUTLINE MULTI-FACETED AGENDA ON VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY 

April 13, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS QUESTION MOVE TO VIRTUAL SHERIFF SALES, PROPOSE TAX AND REGULATORY RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES

April 8, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL TO HOLD HEARINGS TO EXAMINE THE IMPACT OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FOR PHILADELPHIA

March 25, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: MORE FUNDING, PROPOSED GOVERNANCE CHANGE FOR PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS UP FOR DEBATE IN CITY COUNCIL

March 18, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL CONSIDERS ADDITIONAL SICK LEAVE FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS; PLANS SLATE OF HEARINGS ON EQUITY ISSUES

March 11, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: AS VACCINE SUPPLY INCREASES, MEMBERS DEBATE KENNEY ADMINISTRATION’S DISTRIBUTION PLAN

March 4, 2021

COUNCIL INTRODUCES RESOLUTION TO CREATE A PHILADELPHIA ANTI VIOLENCE RESOURCE NETWORK

February 26, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS URGE MORE ACTION TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE FOLLOWING BROAD AND OLNEY SHOOTING; DEBATE OVER VACCINE DISTRIBUTION CONTINUES

February 18, 2021

CITY COUNCIL LEGISLATION PROVIDES $4 MILLION TO A NEW NORMAL JOBS INITIATIVE TO SPARK EMPLOYMENT CITYWIDE

February 11, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL CLOSES 2020 WITH FINAL VOTES ON TAX REFORMS, WORKER PROTECTION BILLS

December 10, 2020

COUNCIL ADOPTS PARKER BILLS LIMITING CREDIT CHECKS AS A BARRIER TO WORK IN LAW AND FINANCE

December 10, 2020

COUNCIL ADOPTS PARKER LEGISLATION THAT BRINGS TRANSPARENCY AROUND AREAS OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS

December 10, 2020

COUNCIL APPROVES LEGISLATION TO FUND $400 MILLION PLAN TO INVEST IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, JOB CREATION, SMALL BUSINESSES AND NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION

December 10, 2020

PHILADELPHIA ELECTED OFFICIALS JOIN WITH BUSINESS, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO CALL ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO APPROVE EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGE

December 9, 2020

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

December 4, 2020

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

December 2, 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

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

October 29, 2020

COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION AFFIRMING RIGHT TO PROTEST

October 29, 2020

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

October 15, 2020

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

October 14, 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

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

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

September 17, 2020

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

September 11, 2020

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

August 21, 2020

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

August 1, 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

COUNCIL LEADERSHIP ISSUES STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT LEGISLATION

June 24, 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

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

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

May 22, 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 LEADERSHIP TO HOST VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AND THE CITY BUDGET ON THURSDAY APRIL 30

April 29, 2020

MEMBERS OF CiTY COUNCIL CONDEMN RACIST AND XENOPHOBIC RHETORIC AGAINST ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES AMID THE RISE OF COVID-19

April 7, 2020

CITY COUNCIL HOLDS FIRST-EVER REMOTE MEETING, APPROVES $85 MILLION EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO HELP FIGHT CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

April 2, 2020

Councilwoman Parker Introduces Bill to Ban Natural Hair Discrimination

March 12, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: PROPOSED SOUTH PHILADELPHIA SAFE INJECTION SITE BRINGS HEATED DEBATE TO COUNCIL; WAGE TAX RELIEF BILL HEADS TO THE MAYOR’S DESK

February 28, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL REACHES OUT TO COMMUNITY ADVOCATES AND VICTIMS ON GUN VIOLENCE; MEMBERS HONOR CHINATOWN LEGEND

February 14, 2020

Councilwoman Parker to Host Criminal Record Expungement Clinic and Resource Fair

February 12, 2020

Councilwoman Parker Introduces Historic Charter Change Finally Giving Voters A Voice in Eliminating Unconstitutional Stop and Frisk

January 31, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: GUN VIOLENCE STRATEGIES AND ETHICS REFORMS TAKE CENTER STAGE; COUNCIL HONORS A SPORTS LEGEND

January 31, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS START NEW TERM WITH STACK OF NEW LEGISLATION AND DEEP CONCERNS ABOUT RISING GUN VIOLENCE

January 24, 2020

32 HOMICIDES IN 22 DAYS: AMID ESCALATING GUN VIOLENCE, COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE CALLS FOR NEW LEGAL ACTION AGAINST COMMONWEALTH FOR STRONGER GUN LAWS

January 23, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: FOLLOWING INAUGURATION, COUNCILMEMBERS BEGIN NEW TERM, DIVE INTO POLICY DISCUSSIONS

January 22, 2020

Council Approves $10 Million Investment in Citywide Business Corridor Cleaning Program

November 22, 2019

CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE HOLDS BUDGET HEARING TO FUND VIOLENCE PREVENTION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, NEIGHBORHOOD CORRIDORS & SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

November 13, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: DIVERSE NEW CITY COUNCIL COMES INTO FOCUS AFTER ELECTION

November 8, 2019

Statement from Councilwoman Parker on Transfer Ordinance Including Funds for Business Corridor Cleaning

October 31, 2019

CITY OFFICIALS CELEBRATE 500TH HOME PURCHASED THROUGH THE “PHILLY FIRST HOME” FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS PROGRAM

October 21, 2019

Parker Calls for Hearing to Investigate Employers’ Refusal to Honor Existing and Previous Labor Contracts

October 10, 2019

Council Adopts Resolution Supporting Commercial Office Cleaners and Building Service Workers

October 10, 2019

Councilwoman Parker Calls for Hearing to Explore Eliminating Fines at Free Library

October 3, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: CITY COUNCIL RETURNS FOR FALL SESSION

September 13, 2019

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER INTRODUCES BILL TO IMPLEMENT CITYWIDE CLEANING PROGRAM

September 12, 2019

Councilwoman Parker Distributes Free Fans to Seniors Amid Heat Wave

August 22, 2019

COUNCIL ADOPTS BILL AUTHORIZING SPEED CAMERAS ALONG ROOSEVELT BOULEVARD

May 16, 2019

COUNCIL PASSES INCREASED PROTECTIONS FOR PHILADELPHIA PARKING WORKERS

May 16, 2019

Councilwoman Parker, City Officials Announce Adoption of New Icon for Individuals with Disabilities

May 10, 2019

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES UP TO $10,000 FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS

May 9, 2019

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER INTRODUCES BILLS TO INCREASE PROTECTIONS FOR PARKING WORKERS

April 26, 2019

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL VOTES IN FAVOR OF RESOLUTION FOR MARSY’S LAW

April 12, 2019

COUNCILWOMEN PARKER, REYNOLDS BROWN INTRODUCE RESOLUTION URGING GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PASS MARSY’S LAW

April 4, 2019

LOCAL, STATE & LABOR LEADERS CALL FOR URGENTLY NEEDED INVESTMENTS TO MAKE PA PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS HEALTHY & SAFE

March 29, 2019

Councilwoman Parker to Host 9th District Budget Briefings and Town Hall Series

March 22, 2019

Councilwoman Parker Introduces Bill Authorizing Speed Cameras Along Roosevelt Boulevard

March 14, 2019

City Council Passes Legislation Putting Minimum Wage Increase on the Ballot

March 14, 2019

CITY OFFICIALS & PARTNERS ANNOUNCE LOW-INTEREST HOME REPAIR LOAN PROGRAM

March 13, 2019

Councilwoman Parker Introduces Ballot Question Regarding Increase in Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage

February 14, 2019

CITY COUNCIL PASSES BILL TO CLARIFY DEFINITION OF “CRIMINAL AND DEFIANT TRESPASSER”

December 6, 2018

Councilwoman Parker Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Scammers Who Create Fraudulent Residential Leases

November 1, 2018

CITY COUNCIL, PHILADELPHIA ENERGY AUTHORITY LAUNCH WATER & SEWER LINE PROTECTION PROGRAM

October 30, 2018

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER CUTS RIBBON ON AWARD-WINNING NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR REVITALIZATION PROJECT

October 25, 2018

Councilwoman Parker Responds to Guest Commentary by Councilwoman Bass on Bill 180751

September 27, 2018

COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE URGES PA HOUSE TO DROP ANTI-WORKER BILLS

September 20, 2018

COUNCILWOMAN PARKER TO HOST 11TH ANNUAL COLLEGE, VOCATIONAL AND LABOR FAIR

September 12, 2018