The Philadelphia City Council Committee on Health approved bill 190804 at the end of November which would ban certain flavors of vaping products from city vendors to which young people have access. Councilmember Bill Greenlee […]
The Legislative Oversight Committee of Philadelphia City Council met on Nov. 20, 2019, and approved resolution 190775, which encourages the Free Library of Philadelphia to eliminate fines and cancel the debt of those who currently […]
The Health Committee of Philadelphia City Council approved bill 190788 on Nov. 20, 2019 which would require hospitals preparing to shut down create a plan to handle the disruption of services. The bill was drafted […]
Philadelphia City Council, along with Mayor Jim Kenney, the Philadelphia School Board, and School District Superintendent William Hite, met on Nov. 19, 2019, to hold a mandated public meeting on the operation of the school […]
During the week of Nov. 11, 2019, Philadelphia City Council took action on a number of items, including providing legal counsel to low-income renters facing eviction and end-of-year budget transfers. Appropriations City Budget Director Marissa […]
The Working Families Party Candidate earned over 55,000 votes en route to an election night win.
Philadelphia City Council’s stated meeting for Nov. 14, 2019, included fund transfer ordinances and the passing of right-to-counsel legislation for renters facing eviction. Finance and Appropriations The Finance Committee favorably reported bill 190746, which provides […]
The Philadelphia City Council Committee on Appropriations met on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, and approved four bills that transferred funds from the city funds to city departments, including the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Team. […]
The “Right to Counsel” bill would provide legal representation to low-income renters facing eviction
The Public Safety Committee advanced legislation allowing weapons to be removed from those who pose a threat and bans weapons at city recreation facilities.