City Council

A man who supports a plastic bag ban at Philadelphia City Council.
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Pat Loeb
October 22, 2019 - 7:15 pm
Philadelphia is one step closer to joining the growing number of cities that are banning plastic bags. A City Council committee Tuesday advanced a bill that would prohibit retail stores from providing them.
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Pat Loeb
October 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Philadelphians living in designated historic neighborhoods are likely to get some help maintaining their homes. A City Council hearing on Tuesday showed broad support for a fund to subsidize the cost of keeping authentic details on certified historic homes. Read more here.
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Advocates wait for Philadelphia City Council to pass a long-awaited bill that will require all rental properties in the city to be certified lead-safe by April 2022.
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Pat Loeb
September 26, 2019 - 3:36 pm
Philadelphia City Council Thursday passed a long-awaited bill that will require all rental properties in the city to be certified lead-safe by April 2022. The bill generated controversy while it was being debated, but it passed unanimously.
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Kenyatta Johnson
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Pat Loeb
September 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson is under investigation, and the city has hired outside legal help, at taxpayers' expense, to help him. "I currently don't have any comment at this current time," he said.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
September 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
A clash is brewing over a controversial bill in Philadelphia City council that would require every rental unit built before 1978 to be lead safe.
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Philadelphia Health Commissioner Tom Farley.
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Pat Loeb
September 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Beginning this weekend, chain restaurants in Philadelphia will have to display warning labels on menu items with high sodium levels.
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Person picking up trash.
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Pat Loeb
September 12, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Philadelphia's neighborhood businesses would get a $10 million boost from a bill introduced in City Council Thursday. The money would be used to spruce up commercial corridors citywide.
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City Council hearing on racist posts by officers
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Pat Loeb
September 10, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A City Council hearing Tuesday intended to discuss police officers' racist Facebook posts took a detour Tuesday, when a councilmember called for the resignation of Philadelphia's acting police commissioner. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
August 26, 2019 - 5:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym has endorsed a third-party candidate for Council-at-large — the same office she is seeking as a Democrat — which has angered the Democratic Party chair. There are seven Council-at-large seats. Each party can nominate five...
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Two new candidates joined the race for Philadelphia City Council-at-large Wednesday. They're backed by the Working Families Party, and they're targeting seats traditionally held by Republicans.
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Pat Loeb
July 31, 2019 - 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two new candidates joined the race for Philadelphia City Council-at-large Wednesday. They're backed by the Working Families Party, and they're targeting seats traditionally held by Republicans. Kendra Brooks and Nic O'Rourke filed twice the number of signatures needed...
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