Rocked by resignations, a depleted Philly City Council says it’s staying on task
As the 2023 race for mayor heats up, four councilmembers have departed in less than 30 days.
Philadelphia’s home appraisal bias task force issues its final report
This report is the culmination of more than a year’s work.
In Philly, questions over whether Biden is doing enough to pass federal voting rights standards
U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, said voters in Philadelphia, especially voters of color, “can’t take anything for granted.”
City Council considers cutting Philadelphia’s parking tax rate
Before the pandemic arrived in March 2020, the city’s parking tax revenue had reliable year-over-year growth, raking in more than $99 million in 2019.
Philly Council bill would make racially motivated 911 calls a crime
The bill clarifies that it is a hate crime - complete with penalties for criminal conduct - to misuse the 911 emergency response system if one is motivated by a hatred of other persons based on certain characteristics such as race or ethnicity.
Bill to ban hairstyle discrimination proposed in Philly City Council
Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, the main sponsor of the bill, said “hair discrimination is still very much a reality for Black people.”