Philly City Council President Darrell Clarke will not seek re-election
Clarke's announcement now positions the Council to begin thinking about who will lead the legislative body.
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.
Council leader must not support illegal stop-and-frisk | Michael Coard
During the second half of 2019, about 71 percent of stops in Philadelphia were of Blacks despite the fact that Blacks constitute only 44 percent of the city’s population.
Philly Council approves bill allowing ticketing, towing of abandoned vehicles
Philadelphia Police will no longer have to enforce these violations under the newly approved council legislation.
Philly Parking Authority drops demand that city schools repay $10.8M
City Council President Darrell Clarke said he was pleased that the parking authority and the city resolved their financial dispute.
Philly City Council ‘turns the key’ on affordable housing program
The "Turn the Key" program will provide 1,000 affordable houses through City Council’s Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI).
Philly Mayor Kenney, City Council announce violence prevention hotline
By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — In conjunction with Philadelphia City Council, Mayor Jim Kenney partnered with the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and 211 Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) to announce a new 24-hour violence prevention hotline. By dialing 2-1-1, callers can access services related to gun-violence prevention in their neighborhoods. The hotline […]
Fire safety, redistricting tops a depleted Philly Council’s winter agenda
'Philadelphia, like other major cities, should take precautionary steps to give residents ways out of fire hazards. This bill is one additional step,” Councilmember Curtis Jones said.
Philly Police Commish Outlaw signals support for allowing veteran cops to live outside city, drawing pushback from council president
"When you live in the city, City Council President Darrell Clarke said, “you’re vested. This whole unplugged thing I don’t quite understand.”
Philly Council members outline their own agenda to tackle gun violence, promote jobs
The rollout by City Council President Darrell Clarke came ahead of Mayor Jim Kenney's budget presentation on Thursday.
Philly Council delays tax abatement bill as lawmakers call for 1% construction impact tax
City legislators have proposed delaying reforms to the 10-year tax abatement passed and a new construction impact tax.
Philly sues again to overturn state ban on local firearm regulations
“In all of 2019, 22 soldiers died in Afghanistan,” one official said. “Twenty-two — that’s a bad weekend in the city of Philadelphia.”