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Philly Councilor Brooks questions Kenney’s urgency on shifting crossing guards out of police department

BY: - May 11, 2021

Mayor Jim Kenney shifted $14 million in total out of the police budget for the current year’s spending plan.

Philly City Council questions Kenney’s commitment to growing Black-owned biz in budget plan

BY: - May 4, 2021

One lawmaker called for using more of the city’s $1.4 trillion in federal coronavirus stimulus funds to grow Black- and brown-owned businesses rather than the $55 million that the administration has proposed.

Philly Council members outline their own agenda to tackle gun violence, promote jobs

BY: - April 14, 2021

The rollout by City Council President Darrell Clarke came ahead of Mayor Jim Kenney's budget presentation on Thursday.

City Council to probe how Philadelphia will use federal coronavirus funding

BY: - March 27, 2021

Half of the anticipated funding for the city is expected to come within 60 days of the signing of the bill, while the rest is expected to come 12 months after that.

Philadelphia’s city payroll system’s errors can leave some with hefty bills

BY: - March 26, 2021

Around the end of 2020, City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas received an unexpected bill due to the city: $17,452.

COVID-19 stimulus could pump $1.4B into Philly’s coffers, Kenney’s office says

BY: - March 18, 2021

The city is facing a $450 million budget gap going into the new fiscal year, which begins July 1.

Philly City Council panel takes up challenge of environmental clean-up in city schools

BY: - March 5, 2021

By Erin Flynn Jay PHILADELPHIA — City Council’s Committee on Children and Youth held a public hearing Wednesday hosted by Councilmember at-Large Kendra Brooks in partnership with Philadelphia Jobs with Justice to examine the relationship between the property tax exemption for wealthy nonprofits on the School District of Philadelphia’s budget and how to fund cleaning […]

COMMENTARY

Philly city leaders need to support this crucial deportation defense program. Here’s why | Opinion

BY: - March 5, 2021

This bold and inclusive vision of justice will promote fairness for all, while keeping Philadelphia’s communities safe and families together.

Philly Mayor Kenney, City Council at odds over COVID-19 vaccination plan

BY: - February 20, 2021

Council's approval of a non-binding resolution amounted to an on-the-record no-confidence vote in the Kenney administration’s COVID-19 vaccination program to date.

Elected officials and community partners want Philly’s Linc as mass vaccination site

BY: - February 17, 2021

Councilman Allan Domb said a lot of people want to see the Linc used as a vaccination site and he hopes that Mayor Jim Kenney will soon be one of those people.

Is mandatory inclusionary zoning next on Philly City Council’s agenda?

BY: - December 14, 2020

“The future of housing in our city does not just rest in the desires of developers, but it should be balanced with the actual needs of our city,” Council member Helen Gym said.

Philly Council delays plan to arm all city cops with tasers

BY: - November 24, 2020

The Kenney administration said last week that the city could potentially receive the Tasers before the end of the year if legislators approve the contract proposal in December.