City Council

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Antionette Lee
March 27, 2020 - 10:53 am
Hundreds of essential Philadelphia workers came together Thursday night for a virtual town hall meeting, voicing how the coronavirus pandemic is adversely affecting their livelihood. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
March 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia City Council will meet on Thursday despite the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The members have one pressing item to take care of. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
March 16, 2020 - 10:55 am
A Philadelphia city councilmember wants to add hairstyles to the list of reasons that people cannot be discriminated against under the city's Fair Practices Ordinance. She introduced a bill last week that would make hair discrimination unlawful. Read more here.
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Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson shaking hands with Mayor Kenney.
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Pat Loeb
March 07, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia City Council's last session focused on the budget and safe injection sites, but there was also a lesson in Council's peculiar politics tucked among the less-noted actions. One Councilmember was forced to shelve legislation that many of her colleagues supported.
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Mayor Jim Kenney at a budget address at City Council.
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Pat Loeb
March 05, 2020 - 5:16 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney's $5.2 billion budget proposal owes a lot to Philadelphia's growing economy. The mayor was able to propose $118 million in new programs without a tax increase, and City Council gave the proposal good marks. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
March 05, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is expected to propose a $5.2 billion budget to City Council Thursday that's an increase of $118 million over last year. The budget calls for no new taxes. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 03, 2020 - 5:04 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney has made his nine picks for Philadelphia's new school board — and eight of them are already serving on the board. Read more here.
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
February 21, 2020 - 2:53 pm
Philadelphia City Council is calling for more enforcement of construction regulations on what it calls the "underground economy." Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw at her first City Council hearing.
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Pat Loeb
February 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia's new police commissioner made her first appearance in City Council Thursday, testifying at a hearing of the Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Hadas Kuznits
February 19, 2020 - 6:48 pm
Members of the Philadelphia fashion and garment industry testified in a City Council committee hearing Wednesday. They are working to bring more attention, money and talent to the fashion industry in Philadelphia. Read more here.
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