Philly Councilor Brooks questions Kenney’s urgency on shifting crossing guards out of police department
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 […]
Philly city leaders need to support this crucial deportation defense program. Here’s why | Opinion
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
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
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?
“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
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.