Philadelphia City Council

MAyor Kenney and Health Commissioner Tom Farley at a press conference.
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Pat Loeb
March 12, 2020 - 2:09 pm
The new coronavirus was very much on Philadelphia city councilmembers' minds when they met Thursday. New safety precautions were in effect, councilmembers introduced three resolutions related to the illness, and the Kenney administration requested the transfer of $85 million to fight a potential...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
March 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution last week, condemning the lack of community participation in the now-cancelled plan for a safe injection site in South Philadelphia, but not before vigorous debate.
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Philadelphia City Council special committee on poverty reduction and prevention.
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Pat Loeb
March 03, 2020 - 5:56 pm
Philadelphia City Council put forward some more ideas Tuesday to reach its goal of lifting 100,000 people out of poverty in the next four years. Read more here.
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Blondell Reynolds Brown
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Pat Loeb
February 24, 2020 - 2:13 pm
The former Philadelphia city councilmember, who pledged not to enroll in the controversial Deferred Retirement Option Plan, has applied for it after all. It could mean a six-figure lump sum payment on top of her pension. Read more here.
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Inspector General Amy Kurland is leaving the position after 12 years of fighting corruption to join the Municipal Integrity team of nonprofit Bloomberg Associates.
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Pat Loeb
February 09, 2020 - 11:49 am
Philadelphia's longest-serving Inspector General is leaving her post, after having investigated hundreds of corruption cases and recovered millions of dollars during 12 years on the job. Read more here.
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
For the first time in nearly 40 years, Philadelphia City Council has more than one member under federal indictment. The last time that happened was during the ABSCAM case in 1980, and there's one councilmember who can compare the atmosphere then to now. Read more here.
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Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson at City Council.
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Pat Loeb
January 31, 2020 - 6:16 pm
As promised, Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges. He and his wife were arraigned Friday afternoon in federal court. Read more here.
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Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson at City Council.
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Pat Loeb
January 30, 2020 - 5:48 pm
Thursday's Philadelphia City Council meeting had an extra element of drama when Kenyatta Johnson arrived one day after federal charges against him were announced. Johnson is forcefully declaring his innocence. Read more here.
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Kenyatta Johnson
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Pat Loeb
January 29, 2020 - 11:24 am
Federal prosecutors have charged another Philadelphia city councilmember with using the office for personal gain. The target this time, Kenyatta Johnson, has denied any wrongdoing. Read more here.
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Cash Bail Fund
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Cherri Gregg
January 25, 2020 - 4:32 pm
Several grassroots groups came together on Martin Luther King Day for a community hearing to share stories of the perils of cash bail. Read more.
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