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

May 6, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER GYM STATEMENT ON THE PARKING AUTHORITY CONCEDING $11 MILLION REPAYMENT REQUEST TO SCHOOL DISTRICT

May 2, 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

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS CALL FOR INVESTMENTS IN QUALITY-OF-LIFE SERVICES, PUBLIC TRANSIT

April 21, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER GYM INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE TRANSIT RIDERSHIP, CUT BACK ON EMPLOYEE TRAVEL COSTS

April 21, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM STATEMENT ON PHILADELPHIA’S NEXT SUPERINTENDENT

April 1, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER KENDRA BROOKS, SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN, AND OTHERS LAUNCH “PHILLY WEALTH TAX”

March 29, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER GYM LEADS CALL FOR LIBRARIES TO OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK

March 28, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS PUT QUALITY-OF-LIFE, PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES FRONT AND CENTER

March 21, 2022

Councilmember Gym Announces Legislation to Give Back More than $1 Million Annually to Youth in Foster Care

March 17, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM STATEMENT ON CONCLUSION OF FAIR FUNDING TRIAL

March 11, 2022

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

March 10, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM STATEMENT ON REMOVAL OF PPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SCOTT PETRI

March 10, 2022

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

March 10, 2022

CITY COUNCIL EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR PHILADELPHIA STARBUCKS UNIONIZATION EFFORTS, CALLS ON STARBUCKS TO ACCEPT CARD CHECK NEUTRALITY

March 3, 2022

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

February 17, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER GYM PLEDGES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE WATER ACCESS AND SAFETY IN DISTRICT SCHOOLS

February 17, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER GYM CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF PARKING AUTHORITY’S DEMAND DISTRICT REPAY $11 MILLION 

February 17, 2022

COUNCIL COMMITTEE PUSHES EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE FORWARD FOR THE THIRD TIME

February 14, 2022

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

February 3, 2022

NEW ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE LEGISLATION WILL PROACTIVELY PROTECT COMMUNITY HEALTH

February 2, 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

COUNCILMEMBER GYM STATEMENT ON FAIR FUNDING TRIAL AHEAD OF PHILADELPHIA TESTIMONY

January 10, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER GYM STATEMENT ON ENSURING SAFE RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING

January 6, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM, EDUCATION ADVOCATES CONDEMN LATEST MISMANAGEMENT FROM PHILADELPHIA PARKING AUTHORITY, DEMAND OVERSIGHT

December 20, 2021

PHILADELPHIA’S NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM IS NOW LAW

December 16, 2021

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

December 9, 2021

LEGISLATION EXTENDING NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE

December 8, 2021

CITY OFFICIALS HONOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

November 10, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: VIOLENCE REDUCTION REMAINS A TOP COUNCIL PRIORITY FOLLOWING INCIDENTS NEAR SCHOOLS, ON SEPTA

October 21, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM STATEMENT ON HISTORICAL COMMISSION WHISTLEBLOWER ALLEGATIONS “DECISIONS MUST BE BASED ON MERIT.”

October 14, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM CALLS FOR A COMMUNITY-LED PROCESS FOR SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

October 7, 2021

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

September 30, 2021

PHILADELPHIA PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS UNITE AROUND DEMANDS FOR DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY, SCHOOL SAFETY, AND PARENT VOICE

September 29, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM: “IT’S CLEARLY TIME FOR NEW LEADERSHIP”

September 28, 2021

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

September 24, 2021

CITY COUNCIL URGES CONGRESS TO END FORCED LABOR IN PRISONS BY STRIKING THE SLAVERY CLAUSE FROM THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

September 23, 2021

COUNCILMEMBERS REACT TO RECENT NEWS OF ADVANCED MOLD GROWTH IN FRANKFORD HIGH SCHOOL, DEMAND ACTION AND TRANSPARENCY FROM SDP

September 22, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM CALLS FOR A PLAN TO FUND COMPREHENSIVE REMEDIATION AND MODERNIZATION OF PHILADELPHIA’S SCHOOL BUILDINGS

September 17, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM RESPONDS TO SUPREME COURT RULING ON CDC EVICTION MORATORIUM

August 27, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM COMMENDS COURT ACTION TO BAN CERTAIN LOCKOUTS, CALLS FOR FULL BAN ON ALL LOCKOUTS

August 9, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM SENDS LETTER TO COURT ASKING FOR A HALT TO LOCKOUTS DURING CDC MORATORIUM

August 6, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM STATEMENT ON CHANGES TO SCHOOL DAY START AND END TIMES

July 19, 2021

PROGRESSIVE COUNCILMEMBERS CHAMPION NEW FUNDING TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE AND EVICTIONS, CALL FOR DEEPER INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC SERVICES

June 24, 2021

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

June 14, 2021

COUNCIL COMMITTEE ADVANCES BILLS TO ELIMINATE STRUCTURAL BARRIERS IN RENTAL APPLICATION AND SCREENING PROCESS

June 9, 2021

COUNCILMEMBERS CALL FOR INVESTMENT IN EQUITABLE ECONOMIC RECOVERY THROUGH A JOBS PROGRAM AND SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

June 8, 2021

COUNCILMEMBERS ISSUE STATEMENT OPPOSING REGRESSIVE TAX CUTS AND CALLING FOR DEEP INVESTMENTS IN PUBLIC SERVICES

June 2, 2021

COUNCILMEMBERS’ NEW ANTI-VIOLENCE PLAN CALLS FOR AT LEAST $50 MILLION INVESTMENT IN YOUNG PEOPLE

June 1, 2021

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

May 14, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON DR FARLEY’S RESIGNATION

May 13, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS FOCUS ON PROPOSED TAX CUTS, COVID-19 VACCINATION RATE DURING FIRST WEEK OF FY2022 BUDGET HEARINGS

May 7, 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 HEARS URGENT DEMANDS TO INVEST IN UNIVERSAL TRAUMA COUNSELING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

April 8, 2021

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

March 18, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING OF ASIAN WOMEN THAT ESCALATED A RISE OF ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE

March 17, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM CALLS FOR INVESTMENTS IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS NEEDED TO REOPEN ALL SCHOOLS SAFELY

March 1, 2021

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

February 18, 2021

COUNCIL HEARING ON SAFELY REOPENING SCHOOLS CENTERS IMPORTANCE OF INPUT AND SUPPORT FROM SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

February 17, 2021

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS CALL TO DELAY SCHOOL REOPENING AND STRENGTHEN PLAN IN COLLABORATION WITH SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

February 5, 2021

10 things we can do to make vaccine distribution fairer and rebuild trust

February 4, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON COMCAST DOUBLING SPEED OF INTERNET ESSENTIALS

February 2, 2021

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

December 10, 2020

COUNCIL PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT HOSPITALITY SECTOR JOBS FOR LAID-OFF WORKERS

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

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

November 25, 2020

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

November 20, 2020

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

November 17, 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 PASSES BAN ON POLICE USE OF “LESS LETHAL” MUNITIONS TOWARDS DEMONSTRATORS AND BYSTANDERS

October 29, 2020

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

October 21, 2020

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

October 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

PHILADELPHIA FUNDS LEGAL DEFENSE INITIATIVE FOR IMMIGRANTS

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

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

June 18, 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

COUNCIL COMMITTEE ADVANCES FIVE BILLS IN EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION ACT

June 5, 2020

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

May 21, 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

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

May 7, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM, BROOKS AND GAUTHIER INTRODUCE EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION PACKAGE

April 30, 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

STATEMENT BY COUNCILMEMBERS BROOKS, GYM, GAUTHIER, JOHNSON, GILMORE RICHARDSON, GREEN, AND THOMAS CALLING ON PA SUPREME COURT TO ADDRESS THE COVID-19 THREAT IN COUNTY JAILS AND YOUTH DETENTION FACILITIES

April 3, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM, BROOKS, GAUTHIER, AND JOHNSON CALL TO SUSPEND RENT AND MORTGAGE PAYMENTS FOR THOSE IN NEED DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

April 1, 2020

COUNCILMEMBERS BROOKS AND GYM INTRODUCE RESOLUTIONS CALLING FOR CITY ACTION TO PROTECT RESIDENTS AND WORKERS DURING THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC

March 12, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER HELEN GYM’S STATEMENT ON SEPTA’S FARE RESTRUCTURING

March 11, 2020