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

COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION AFFIRMING RIGHT TO PROTEST

October 29, 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

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: 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

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

September 11, 2020

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

August 24, 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 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 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

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

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

COUNCILMEMBERS GYM, BROOKS AND GAUTHIER INTRODUCE EMERGENCY HOUSING PROTECTION PACKAGE

April 30, 2020

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

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

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

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL UNVEILS POVERTY ACTION PLAN; MAYOR KENNEY DELIVERS FY2021 BUDGET ADDRESS

March 6, 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, POLICE COMMISSIONER FOCUS ON GUN VIOLENCE VICTIMS; WAGE TAX RELIEF & CIVIL SERVICE PREFERENCE BILLS ADVANCE

February 21, 2020

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

February 14, 2020

COUNCIL PASSES COUNCILMEMBERS GYM AND HENON’S LEGISLATION TO CREATE A PERMANENT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

February 13, 2020

WEEKLY REPORT: ONE MONTH INTO THE NEW TERM, COUNCILMEMBERS DIVE DEEPER INTO PUBLIC SAFETY, HOUSING, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

February 7, 2020

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

January 31, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON’S SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE IMPACT OF GUN VIOLENCE IN PHILADELPHIA ON FEBRUARY 20

January 28, 2020

COUNCILMEMBER KENYATTA JOHNSON REINTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION RELIEF TO PHILADELPHIA HOMEOWNERS

January 28, 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: HISTORIC REFORMS ON TAX ABATEMENTS, PLASTIC BAG BAN PASSES, AND A FAREWELL TO FOUR COUNCILMEMBERS

December 13, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: COMMUNITY LEADERS URGE HOME GUN CHECKS; COUNCIL, MAYOR REACH COMPROMISE ON TAX ABATEMENT BILL

December 6, 2019

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

December 5, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO CHANGE THE 10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT, INCREASE THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

November 22, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL APPROVES BILL PROVIDING LAWYERS FOR LOW INCOME RENTERS, “RED FLAG” GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION

November 15, 2019

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

November 8, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: COUNCIL APPROVES LANDMARK DOMESTIC WORKERS RIGHTS BILL, ADVANCES KEY PUBLIC SAFETY LEGISLATION

November 1, 2019

WEEKLY REPORT: CITY COUNCIL RETURNS FOR FALL SESSION

September 13, 2019

COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE STATEMENT ON WALMART DECISION TO END SALES OF HANDGUN AMMUNITION

September 3, 2019

COUNCILMEMBER GYM: NO SECRET SETTLEMENTS WITH TAXPAYER MONEY

June 21, 2019

CLARKE, QUIÑONES-SÁNCHEZ, JOHNSON, AND BLACKWELL INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO STREAMLINE SALES OF VACANT CITY LAND, INCREASE TRANSPARENCY

June 20, 2019

COUNCILMAN JOHNSON’S STATEMENT ON SERIAL SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

February 25, 2019

CLARKE, SQUILLA, JOHNSON & SÁNCHEZ PROPOSE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF EXPANSION TO HELP HOMEOWNERS EXPERIENCING ASSESSMENT INCREASES

December 13, 2018

CLARKE, JOHNSON PROPOSE STOPGAP REFORMS OF PUBLIC LAND DISPOSITION TO ADDRESS LAND BANK INACTION

December 6, 2018

COUNCILMAN JOHNSON CONDEMNS PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING IN STATEMENT

October 29, 2018

CLARKE, JOHNSON INTRODUCE BILL TO EXPAND PROPERTY TAX FREEZE FOR SENIORS

October 25, 2018

IN OP-ED, COUNCILMAN JOHNSON, PFT PRESIDENT SAY ARMING SCHOOL PERSONNEL MAKES CHILDREN LESS SAFE

September 11, 2018

COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE PROPOSES REGULATORY REFORMS TO REDUCE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION COSTS

May 24, 2018

CITY, STATE LEADERS ANNOUNCE NEW TAX FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM

May 7, 2018

CITY COUNCIL ISSUES RFP FOR INDEPENDENT AUDIT OF PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS

April 19, 2018

COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON RELEASES STATEMENT ON THE EMERGENCY LANDING OF SOUTHWEST FLIGHT 1380

April 18, 2018

COUNCILMAN JOHNSON’S STATEMENT ON STARBUCKS ARRESTS IN 2ND DISTRICT

April 14, 2018

COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON’S PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AMENDMENT FOR LONGTIME HOMEOWNERS PASSES UNANIMOUSLY IN CITY COUNCIL

April 5, 2018

COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON RELEASES STATEMENT ON PHILADELPHIA EAGLES’ WIN IN SUPER BOWL LII

February 5, 2018

IN OP-ED, COUNCILMAN JOHNSON RE-AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO BALANCED HOUSING STRATEGY

January 19, 2018

STATEMENT FROM COUNCILMAN JOHNSON ON THE CLOSURE OF VARE RECREATION CENTER

October 18, 2017

COUNCILMAN JOHNSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR DIBERARDINIS, FORMER ATF SPECIAL AGENT O’CONNOR TO LEAD SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

July 26, 2017

IN REVIEW: COUNCIL CELEBRATES PHILADELPHIA’S DIVERSITY

July 26, 2017

COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON DENOUNCES HANGING OF NOOSE FROM TREE IN SOUTHWEST CENTER CITY

July 10, 2017

PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS & POLICY LEADERS TO SERVE ON SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON REGULATORY REFORM

June 19, 2017

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM RECEIVES UPDATE ON MACARTHUR GRANT

June 12, 2017

SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF CITY COUNCIL TO EXAMINE & COORDINATE GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION STRATEGIES

June 8, 2017

COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON RELEASES STATEMENT ON 20TH AND WHARTON STREET FIRE

May 3, 2017

STATEMENT FROM COUNCILMAN JOHNSON ON DHS’ DECISION TO END COLLECTION OF CHILD SUPPORT FOR INCARCERATED YOUTH

March 3, 2017

COUNCIL MEMBERS HELP BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAYS FOR PHILADELPHIA YOUTH

December 27, 2016

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SHOPPING LOCALLY IN PHILLY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

December 20, 2016

COUNCILMAN HENON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO MODERNIZE PROCUREMENT PRACTICES

November 4, 2016

COUNCIL AUTHORIZES HEARINGS TO EXAMINE LANDLORD-TENANT CONCERNS, RIGHT TO COUNSEL FOR TENANTS

November 3, 2016

COUNCIL MEMBERS JOHNSON AND HENON ISSUE STATEMENT ON SEPTA STRIKE

November 2, 2016

CITY COUNCIL HONORS PHILLIES GREAT RYAN HOWARD

October 22, 2016

COUNCILWOMAN TO HOST BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION FOCUSED ON ENGAGING MINORITY BUSINESSES IN THE CITY’S REBUILD INITIATIVES

October 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL IN REVIEW – FEBRUARY 2016

July 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL IN REVIEW – MARCH 2016

July 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL IN REVIEW – MAY 2016

July 21, 2016

COUNCILMAN JOHNSON’S STATEMENT ON SEPTA’S DEFECTIVE REGIONAL RAIL CARS

July 5, 2016

COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON PARTNERS WITH CCRA FOR TOWN HALL

March 30, 2016

COUNCILMAN JOHNSON CALLS FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT HEARINGS

February 5, 2016

COMMUNITY & LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS NAMED TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS

February 4, 2016

COUNCILMAN JOHNSON TO HOLD PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING REGARDING 4-ALARM LOCUST STREET FIRE

January 26, 2016

COUNCILMAN JOHNSON HOSTS RENAMING OF 2200 BLOCK OF WINTON ST AS “WILD BILL WAY”

January 20, 2016

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA 2016 INAUGURATION

January 8, 2016

CITY COUNCIL MOVES TO TRANSFER PROPERTIES TO PHILADELPHIA LAND BANK

December 3, 2015

COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE HOUSING TRUST FUND BY $2 MILLION

September 10, 2015

WORK BEGINS ON PHA’S SHARSWOOD/BLUMBERG TRANSFORMATION IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA

August 24, 2015

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA BREAKS NEW GROUND IN HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

June 15, 2015

PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL ISSUES OPEN INVITATION TO RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY ANTI-LGBTQ LAWS

April 9, 2015

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHILADELPHIA TO HOLD FIRST HEARING

March 10, 2015

Philadelphia Exploring Ways to Make Child Care More Affordable for the Poor

January 30, 2015

Letters: Airport workers (finally) need a raise and a union

December 17, 2014