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Philly Councilmember Johnson floats property tax relief plan

BY: - May 31, 2022

If approved, the average homeowner would see their savings double from the current $629 to $1,260 under Johnson's plan.

Philly Council approves bill allowing ticketing, towing of abandoned vehicles

BY: - May 23, 2022

Philadelphia Police will no longer have to enforce these violations under the newly approved council legislation.

Philly City Council ‘turns the key’ on affordable housing program

BY: - April 30, 2022

The "Turn the Key" program will provide 1,000 affordable houses through City Council’s Neighborhood Preservation Initiative (NPI).

Judge declares mistrial in federal bribery trial of Philly Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson

BY: - April 20, 2022

"You have failed to reach a verdict, but you have not failed," U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh told jurors.

“We have to meet this moment,” said At-large City Councilmember Helen Gym about the 2023 budget and its impact on Philadelphians.

Philly Councilmember Helen Gym is ready to address livability in city with 2023 budget

BY: - April 11, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — As At-large Councilmember Helen Gym looks at her legislative agenda and Philadelphia’s budget priorities for 2023, the city’s livability is top of mind. “We have choices to make,” she said. “You know, there’s no question that at a time when our city and you know I define our city, by […]

At-Large Philadelphia City Councilmember Alan Domb

Philly City Councilmember Allan Domb tries to spread word about unclaimed money

BY: - April 4, 2022

In a recent interview, Domb told the Philadelphia Tribune that a lack of information is to blame.

Philly Mayor Kenney, City Council announce violence prevention hotline

BY: - March 29, 2022

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 […]

City Council members sound off on gun violence efforts in Philadelphia

BY: - March 26, 2022

Councilmember Curtis Jones said City Council as a governing body has the unique opportunity to review the city budget and see how productive past allocations to departments have been.

Philly City Council delves into links between gun violence and domestic violence

BY: - March 14, 2022

'We are advocating for policies that are survivor-centric,' Ruth Glenn, president and CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said.

Philly Council moves to preserve affordable housing in University City neighborhood

BY: - March 12, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Council has approved legislation requiring the inclusion of affordable housing in future developments of the University City Townhomes in West Philadelphia. Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, who sponsored the proposal, said that 20% of houses in the development will be offered at an affordable rent. Last year, the owners of University […]

Philly City Council passes COVID-19 leave legislation

BY: - March 5, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — City Council has given its approval to legislation sponsored by at-large Councilmember Kendra Brooks requiring employers with 25 or more employees to provide 40 hours of COVID-19 sick leave. Brooks’ legislation, which passed 12-4 during Thursday’s council session, received some criticism from her City Council colleagues and members of the Diverse […]

Philly’s plan for Washington Avenue raises concerns among residents, businesses

BY: - March 3, 2022

''There is a definite concern regarding the changing of the South Philadelphia community and the future of Washington Avenue,' City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson said