CITY COUNCIL, COUNCILMEMBER PARKER APPROVE FY23 BUDGET

June 21, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL COMMITTEE GIVES PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TO FY2023 BUDGET; COUNCIL WELCOMES NEWLY ELECTED MEMBER

June 16, 2022

COUNCIL COMMITTEE GIVES FIRST APPROVAL TO FY2023 BUDGET, TAKES STEPS TO MITIGATE PROPERTY REASSESSMENTS; INVESTS IN PUBLIC SAFETY, NEIGHBORHOODS AND SCHOOLS

June 15, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS PROPOSE NEW LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS CITY WORKER SHORTAGES, PROPERTY TAX CONCERNS

May 26, 2022

CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS AND RESOLVE PRISONER GERRYMANDERING ISSUE

May 19, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: HOMEOWNERS REACT TO PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS, COUNCIL AND KENNEY ADMIN SUBMIT MITIGATION EFFORTS

May 12, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER PARKER ​INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE ENFORCEMENT OF AND INCREASE PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL DUMPING

May 6, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS PLEDGE TO MITIGATE IMPACT OF INCREASED PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS ON PHILLY HOMEOWNERS

May 6, 2022

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE, AVI MONITORING GROUP AND CITY COUNCIL ON ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OPA ON PROPERTY REASSESSMENTS

May 3, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS PUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING FRONT AND CENTER WITH “TURN THE KEY” PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

April 28, 2022

COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE, CITY OFFICIALS UNVEIL “TURN THE KEY” PROGRAM TO BUILD 1,000 AFFORDABLE HOMES THROUGH COUNCIL’S NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION INITIATIVE

April 28, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER AND MAJORITY LEADER CHERELLE L. PARKER INTRODUCES PHILADELPHIA NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY AND COMMUNITY POLICING PLAN

March 31, 2022

JOB POSTING: LEGAL, HOUSING & ZONING DIRECTOR FOR COUNCILMEMBER CHERELLE L. PARKER

March 29, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS ECHO RESIDENTS’ FRUSTRATIONS ON CRIME, PROMISE ADDITIONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EFFORTS

March 24, 2022

COUNCILMEMBERS GILMORE RICHARDSON AND PARKER INTRODUCE A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF SENATOR SAVAL’S “WHOLE HOME REPAIRS ACT”

March 24, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL TO CONSIDER BILLS TO ADDRESS LEAD CONTAMINATION IN SCHOOLS, QUANTIFY UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

March 10, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER GYM ANNOUNCES PLAN TO REMOVE LEAD FROM SCHOOL DRINKING WATER BY 2025

March 10, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS APPROVE PAID SICK LEAVE RENEWAL, PUBLIC BANK IN BUSY LEGISLATIVE SESSION

March 3, 2022

CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO GIVE CITY WORKERS A PREFERENCE IN BUYING AFFORDABLE WORKFORCE HOUSING

March 3, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS DEBATE RENEWAL OF PAID SICK LEAVE; APPROVE CHARTER AMENDMENTS FOR VOTER CONSIDERATION

February 24, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS PLAN HEARINGS TO EXAMINE PPA REPAYMENT DEMAND, POLICE STAFFING

February 17, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL GIVES PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TO REDISTRICTING PLANS; MEMBERS ANNOUNCE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACTIONS

February 3, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBER GREEN INTRODUCES “CIVICS AGENDA” LEGISLATION; COUNCILMEMBER JONES ANNOUNCES 100 SHOOTING REVIEW FINDINGS

January 27, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL OPENS 2022 WITH REDISTRICTING LEGISLATION; HENON RESIGNS FOLLOWING 2021 CONVICTION

January 20, 2022

CITY COUNCIL LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO REVISE BOUNDARIES OF COUNCIL DISTRICTS

January 20, 2022

JOB POSTING: PART-TIME CONSTITUENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE FOR COUNCILMEMBER CHERELLE L. PARKER

December 29, 2021

JOB POSTING: SENIOR CONSTITUENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE FOR COUNCILMEMBER CHERELLE L. PARKER

December 29, 2021

JOB POSTING: COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FOR COUNCILMEMBER CHERELLE L. PARKER

December 29, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL ADAPTS AND EXTENDS KEY PANDEMIC-ERA EFFORTS TO PREVENT EVICTIONS, SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES

December 9, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL’S BUSY DECEMBER AGENDA INCLUDES ADDITIONAL ARTS FUNDING, LEGISLATION ON TANGLED TITLES, STREETERIES

December 2, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER PARKER INTRODUCES COMMERCIAL TENANT PROTECTION LEGISLATION

November 18, 2021

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