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File #: 170692    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/22/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/22/2017
Title: Also naming South Broad Street, between Federal Street and Wharton Street, "Anna Cibotti Verna Way," in honor of Council President Anna C. Verna's lifetime of service to the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Bass, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Signature17069200.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/22/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules SuspendedPass  Action details Not available
6/22/20170 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
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Also naming South Broad Street, between Federal Street and Wharton Street, "Anna Cibotti Verna Way," in honor of Council President Anna C. Verna's lifetime of service to the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, Anna C. Verna was born and raised in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia, to parents William and Pauline Cibotti. Her parents were deeply involved with their South Philadelphia community and taught Anna the importance of public service from an early age; and

WHEREAS, Anna C. Verna began her remarkable 60-year career with the City of Philadelphia in February of 1951. After 17 years with the City, including a stint in the office of District Attorney and future Mayor Richardson Dilworth, Verna's father William was elected to serve as Councilman for the 2nd District in 1968. Verna served as an assistant and close advisor to her father, and her passion for public service quickly endeared her to constituents across the District; and

WHEREAS, When William Cibotti passed away suddenly in 1975, residents and community leaders from across the 2nd Council District appealed to Anna to run for election and fill her father's seat. After a successful campaign, Anna C. Verna began her tenure on Council in 1975, a post which she would hold for 36 years; and

WHEREAS, Anna C. Verna's career in Council was marked by her devotion to creating opportunities for all citizens in the 2nd Council District and the City of Philadelphia as a whole. A strong proponent of policies designed to encourage job growth and economic opportunity, Councilwoman Verna fought to create a tax environment in Philadelphia that could propel the City into the 21st Century. Councilwoman Verna was also a strong supporter of affordable housing programs and other neighborhood development initiatives, advocating for the creation of the City's Housing Trust Fund and sponsoring an initiative to provide tax relief for senior citizens, while also facilitating the development of...

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