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Rocked by resignations, a depleted Philly City Council says it’s staying on task

BY: - September 13, 2022

As the 2023 race for mayor heats up, four councilmembers have departed in less than 30 days.

Councilmember Cherelle Parker says “I think we, at the local level, can come up with solutions not just for Philadelphia, but also for Pennsylvania, and the nation.”

Philadelphia’s home appraisal bias task force issues its final report

BY: - July 30, 2022

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

BY: - July 18, 2021

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

BY: - May 15, 2021

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

BY: - September 12, 2020

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

BY: - March 14, 2020

Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, the main sponsor of the bill, said “hair discrimination is still very much a reality for Black people.”