WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS AND STAFF REMEMBER THE LATE CHIEF CLERK MICHAEL DECKER

February 23, 2024

Weekly Report: Council President Johnson Introduces Resolutions to Reconvene the Tax Reform Commission & Create A Special Committee On DEI

February 16, 2024

COUNCIL PRESIDENT JOHNSON INTRODUCES RESOLUTIONS TO RECONVENE THE TAX REFORM COMMISSION & CREATE A SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DEI.

February 15, 2024

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL PRESIDENT KENYATTA JOHNSON VISITED HARRISBURG FOR PA GOV. JOSH SHAPIRO’S BUDGET ADDRESS

February 9, 2024

COUNCIL PRESIDENT KENYATTA JOHNSON PRAISES PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR JOSH SHAPIRO FOR ANNOUNCEMENT OF INCREASED FUNDING FOR MASS TRANSIT STATEWIDE

February 8, 2024

COUNCIL PRESIDENT KENYATTA JOHNSON HIRES JOHN D. CHRISTMAS, ESQ. AS CHIEF OF STAFF & HELEN LOUGHEAD AS CFO

February 8, 2024

Weekly Report – PHILADELPHIA COUNCIL PRESIDENT KENYATTA JOHNSON AND MAYOR CHERELLE PARKER SEND LETTER TO PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR JOSH SHAPIRO SEEKING MORE FUNDING FOR SEPTA

February 5, 2024

COUNCILMEMBERS KENYATTA JOHNSON AND JAMIE GAUTHIER DENOUNCE NEW LAW THAT STRIPS AWAY SOME PROSECUTORIAL AUTHORITY FROM PA DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE 

December 18, 2023

COUNCILMEMBERS DENOUNCE THREATS AGAINST ANTI-VIOLENCE VOLUNTEERS AND CALL ON COMMUNITY LEADERS TO SHOW SUPPORT

September 25, 2023

COUNCILMEMBER GAUTHIER CALLS FOR HEARING ON 911 POLICE DISPATCH

September 25, 2023

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON PRAISES PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN FOR THE CREATION OF THE FIRST-EVER WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

September 25, 2023

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON PRAISES THE FISCAL YEAR 2024 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGETS

June 26, 2023

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON RESOLUTION APPROVED BY COUNCIL URGING MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL’S HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT PHILLIES ICON DICK ALLEN

June 16, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL TO CONSIDER TASK FORCE FOCUSED ON REPARATIONS FOR BLACK PHILADELPHIANS

June 16, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: CITY COUNCIL GIVES PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TO FY2024 CITY BUDGET

June 13, 2023

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON AND COMMUNITY GROUPS URGE INCLUSION OF FUNDING IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET TO SUPPORT HIS “SAVE OUR YOUTH” PLAN

June 7, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL APPROVES HOUSING PRESERVATION PLAN, READIES FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON KENSINGTON CRISIS

May 4, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: COURT REJECTS LAWSUIT OVER COUNCIL DRIVING EQUALITY LAW

March 30, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: MEMBERS UNANIMOUSLY OVERRIDE MAYORAL VETO; COUNCIL HONORS LOCAL WOMEN LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS

March 23, 2023

CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO OVERRIDE MAYORAL VETO OF CHARTER CHANGE LEGISLATION TO CREATE AN OFFICE OF THE CHIEF PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

March 23, 2023

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON’S STATEMENT REGARDING THE RELEASE OF SEPTA BUS REVOLUTION PLAN 2.0 PLAN

March 22, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: FOLLOWING ASBESTOS CLOSURES, LEGISLATORS DEMAND A FACILITIES PLAN FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

March 16, 2023

COUNCILMEMBERS KENYATTA JOHNSON AND BRIAN O’NEILL INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO REINSTITUTE A ONE PERCENT DISCOUNT FOR EARLY PAYMENT OF REAL ESTATE TAXES

March 13, 2023

CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCES CHARTER CHANGE LEGISLATION TO CREATE OFFICE OF CHIEF PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR TO COORDINATE PUBLIC SAFETY EFFORTS

February 16, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL HEARS LONG DEBATE ON LAND USE; MEMBERS PLAN SERIES OF EDUCATION HEARINGS

February 2, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON ARRAY OF EDUCATION AND WAGE ISSUES ACROSS THE CITY

January 26, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL OPENS SPRING 2023 SESSION WITH VARIETY OF NEW LEGISLATION

January 19, 2023

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL CLOSES THE YEAR WITH STRONG PUSH FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

December 15, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON PRESENTED A CHECK FOR $250,000 TO THE MARIAN ANDERSON HOUSE AND MUSEUM

December 14, 2022

CITY COUNCIL LEADERS, CITY OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND ON FIRST OF 1,000 AFFORDABLE HOMES TO BE BUILT THROUGH COUNCIL’S NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION INITIATIVE

December 12, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCILMEMBERS SEEK MORE STRATEGIES TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE AMONG YOUTH

December 8, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: PROPOSED LEGISLATION REOPENS CONVERSATION ON CITY WORKER RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

November 18, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON COMMITS $320,000 IN CAPITAL FUNDS FOR NEW SAFETY INFRASTRUCTURE ON WASHINGTON AVENUE

October 26, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: CITY COUNCIL RETURNS TO FALL SESSION, COUNCIL PRESIDENT ISSUES WRITS FOR TWO MORE SPECIAL ELECTIONS

September 15, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON WILL HOST A SERIES OF PROPERTY TAX WORKSHOPS TO HELP SECOND COUNCIL DISTRICT RESIDENTS REDUCE THEIR PROPERTY TAX BILLS

September 14, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON STATEMENT ON THE SHOOTING DURING THE WELCOME AMERICA FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

July 5, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON STATEMENT ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT OVERTURNING ROE VS. WADE

June 26, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL APPROVES FY2023 BUDGET, MEMBERS HINT AT FALL LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

June 24, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON AND COMMUNITY GROUPS URGE FINAL PASSAGE OF HIS “SAVE OUR HOMES” PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PLAN

June 22, 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

CITY OFFICIALS, SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCE FUNDING TO INSTALL AT LEAST 100 SECURITY CAMERAS NEAR SCHOOLS IMPACTED BY GUN VIOLENCE

June 13, 2022

WEEKLY REPORT: AS NATIONAL AND LOCAL TRAGEDIES MOUNT, LEADERS SEEK SOLUTIONS TO RISING GUN VIOLENCE

June 9, 2022

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

May 26, 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 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

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

March 10, 2022

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

February 3, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON ANNOUNCES CONFIRMATION OF ADARA COMBS AS THE FIRST PHILADELPHIA VICTIM ADVOCATE

January 31, 2022

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

January 20, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON CALLS ON THE U.S. SENATE TO PASS THE JOHN LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT AND THE FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT

January 20, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON ISSUES STATEMENT ON PHILADELPHIA SETTING AN ALL-TIME HOMICIDE RATE IN 2021

January 3, 2022

COUNCILMEMBER JAMIE GAUTHIER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF CITY-OWNED VACANT LAND FOR AFFORDABLE HOMES AND GARDENS

December 16, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON GETS APPROVAL OF LEGISLATION TO EXAMINE THE INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND GUN VIOLENCE IN PHILADELPHIA

December 14, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO EXAMINE DIVERSITY AND CONTRACTING BY CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AGENCIES

December 6, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON SAYS PHILADELPHIA’S GUN VIOLENCE PROBLEM IS A MORAL, ECONOMIC, RACIAL AND HUMAN CRISIS

November 24, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON CONGRATULATES SEPTA AND TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION LOCAL 234 FOR REACHING A TENTATIVE TWO-YEAR AGREEMENT, AVOIDING A STRIKE

October 29, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: ONE YEAR LATER, CITY SETTLES WITH FAMILY OF WALTER WALLACE, COMMITS TO SPECIFIC POLICE REFORMS

October 28, 2021

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

October 21, 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

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

September 23, 2021

MAYOR KENNEY SIGNS COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON’S PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PREVAILING WAGE BILL THAT WILL HELP WORKERS RECEIVE LIVING WAGES AND QUALITY HEALTHCARE

September 17, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON HONORS WURD RADIO OWNER/FOUNDER WALTER P LOMAX, JR., M.D. WITH RENAMING OF THE 1800 BLOCK OF WHARTON STREET IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

August 27, 2021

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA OPENS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROCESS TO ESTABLISH THREE COMMUNITY EVENING RESOURCE CENTERS

August 5, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON PRESENTS A $100,000 CHECK TO THE MARIAN ANDERSON HOUSE AND MUSEUM IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

July 29, 2021

COUNCIL APPROVES COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON’S CHRISTIAN STREET/BLACK DOCTORS ROW DEMOLITION MORATORIUM BILL

June 25, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL GIVES FINAL APPROVAL TO FY2022 BUDGET CENTERED ON VIOLENCE PREVENTION, POVERTY REDUCTION

June 25, 2021

COUNCIL APPROVES COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON’S PHL PREVAILING WAGE BILL TO PROTECT FRONTLINE WORKERS AT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

June 24, 2021

COUNCILMEMBERS GREEN, JOHNSON, GILMORE RICHARDSON INTRODUCE RESOLUTION TO HOLD JOINT HEARINGS ON PGW’S SUSTAINABILITY, DIVERSIFICATION STUDY

June 24, 2021

MAYOR KENNEY, CITY COUNCIL LEADERSHIP PROVIDE UPDATE ON PROCESS FOR ADDITIONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION FUNDING

June 24, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON RELEASES STATEMENT ON FISCAL YEAR 2022 BUDGET AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY COUNCIL AND PHILADELPHIA MAYOR JIM KENNEY

June 17, 2021

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

June 17, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER SECOND DISTRICT COUNCILMEMBER AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT ANNA VERNA

June 15, 2021

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

June 14, 2021

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

June 1, 2021

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO CREATE NEW CITIZENS POLICE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION

May 20, 2021

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

May 7, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT AT-RISK CONTRACTED PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WORKERS WITH ACCESS TO HEALTH BENEFITS

May 6, 2021

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

April 22, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON STATEMENT ON THE GUILTY VERDICT AGAINST FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN

April 20, 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

CITY COUNCIL HEARS URGENT DEMANDS TO INVEST IN UNIVERSAL TRAUMA COUNSELING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

April 8, 2021

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

March 25, 2021

GHOST GUNS ARE AGAINST THE LAW IN PHILADELPHIA BECAUSE OF LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON

March 10, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON INTRODUCES RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY

March 4, 2021

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

February 18, 2021

MORE THAN 200 GUNS TAKEN OFF THE STREET IN SUCCESSFUL GUN BUYBACK SUPPORTED BY CITY COUNCIL

January 25, 2021

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON STATEMENT ON THE CHAOS AT THE U.S. CAPITOL THIS WEEK

January 8, 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 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

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