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File #: 160611    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/9/2016 In control: Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
On agenda: Final action: 11/17/2016
Title: Officially naming and designating the park and playground area located on 61st Street and Baltimore Avenue, in the City of Philadelphia as "Robert Wilson III Park."
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16061100.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
11/30/20160 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
11/17/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
11/3/20160 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/3/20160 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
11/3/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/31/20160 Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
10/31/20160 Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
10/31/20160 Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
10/13/20160 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDARPass  Action details Not available
6/9/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

Title

Officially naming and designating the park and playground area located on 61st Street and Baltimore Avenue, in the City of Philadelphia as “Robert Wilson III Park.”

 

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WHEREAS, Officer Robert Wilson III recently lost his life heroically serving the residents of Philadelphia; and

 

WHEREAS, He was killed during a hold-up at a GameStop store, buying a gift for his son. His selfless actions to protect everyone in the store were all confirmed by the video surveillance at the store; and

 

WHEREAS, On May 16th 2016, about a year after his death, Officer Robert Wilson III was honored posthumously by President Barrack Obama, as a Medal of Valor was presented to his family at the White House; and

 

WHEREAS, Officer Wilson was born and raised less than a block away from the playground and would be seen often spending time there; now, therefore

 

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1. The park and playground area located on 61st Street and Baltimore Avenue, in the City of Philadelphia  is hereby officially named and designated as “Robert Wilson III Park.”

 

SECTION 2.   Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately.

 

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