Working Families Party picks up a seat, O’Neill becomes lone Republican on Philadelphia City Council

BY: - November 8, 2023

Philadelphia City Council will have two members from the Working Families Party beginning in January.

Cherelle Parker elected Philadelphia’s 100th mayor

BY: - November 7, 2023

Democrat Cherelle Parkerwas elected Philadelphia's 100th mayor, and the first woman to serve in the role, unofficial results showed Tuesday.

Republicans fight to stay afloat on Philadelphia City Council

BY: - November 7, 2023

As voters head to the polls Tuesday, Republicans in Philadelphia are aiming to keep a presence on City Council. 

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Philadelphia’s $6.2B budget set for final approval

BY: - June 13, 2023

City Council is set to give its final approval to the 2023-24 spending plan on Thursday.

Ogbonna Hagins walks along Ninth and Ontario streets in North Philadelphia. He’s been pressing city officials to do something about illegal dumping.

Philly City Council: Want to fight crime? Address quality of life issues

BY: - June 6, 2023

'If we address issues of quality of life, it is one step towards reducing violent crime,' Councilmember Anthony Phillips said.

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Philadelphia City Council passes bill protecting residents in affordable housing

BY: - May 6, 2023

By Stephen Williams PHILADELPHIA — City Council has approved legislation that provides some relief and protection for thousands of Philadelphia families living in dwellings where owners have affordable housing contracts set to expire. Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, D-3rd District, who authored the legislation approved Thursday, said more than 12,000 families are living in properties with owners […]

Could an independent agency solve Philadelphia’s school facilities crisis?

BY: - May 2, 2023

'If we wait until June, or July, it might actually be too late,' Philadelphia City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas said.

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Philly Council seeks temporary halt to state’s preemption of local gun laws

BY: - April 3, 2023

“We’ve passed commonsense gun laws, but we’ve been held hostage [by state law],”  Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. said.

Philly Mayor Kenney’s final city budget dedicates around $1.6B to public safety

BY: - March 3, 2023

"We have work to do and we are going to spend a lot of time making that budget a living document,' City Council Majority Leader Curtis Jones said.

Philly City Council President Darrell Clarke will not seek re-election

BY: - February 24, 2023

Clarke's announcement now positions the Council to begin thinking about who will lead the legislative body.

Katrina Pratt-Roebuck (C), of Philadelphia's Dept. of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disabilities Services, says poverty and domestic violence help to drive gun violence in the city.

Philly City Council panel digs into the factors driving gun violence epidemic

BY: - February 7, 2023

Poverty, domestic violence, mental illness and substance abuse all contribute to the city’s surge in gun violence.

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Philly seeks to curb catalytic converter thefts amid nationwide spike

BY: - December 12, 2022

A bill before Philadelphia City Council would stiffen penalties for catalytic converter thefts. It will get a vote this week.