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File #: 170752    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/14/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2017
Title: Adding the Honorable Shirley M. Kitchen to the street signs on the block intersections of the 5000 block of North 13th Street between West Ruscomb Street and Lindley Avenue in recognition of Senator Kitchen's tremendous service and contributions to the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Taubenberger
Attachments: 1. Signature17075200.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
9/14/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules SuspendedPass  Action details Not available
9/14/20170 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
Title
Adding the Honorable Shirley M. Kitchen to the street signs on the block intersections of the 5000 block of North 13th Street between West Ruscomb Street and Lindley Avenue in recognition of Senator Kitchen's tremendous service and contributions to the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, The Honorable Shirley M. Kitchen was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate on November 5, 1996 to represent the 3rd Senatorial District, and was the second African-American woman to serve in this legislative body; and

WHEREAS, Senator Kitchen, fueled by her decades of service as the Director of Constituent Services for Philadelphia City Council and her time as State Representative of the 181st Legislative District, immediately sprang into action as State Senator working to drive innovation, fair housing, equitable employment opportunities, equal pay for women, healthcare, racial equality, clean energy, and community and economic development; and

WHEREAS, Senator Kitchen made constituent services a cornerstone of her legislative offices, encouraging her staff to go beyond the call of duty to serve people and improve the quality of life for thousands of residents, with special attention to consumer financial issues including foreclosures, predatory lending, and economic stability; and

WHEREAS, Senator Kitchen served as a champion for incarcerated and returning citizens in her advocacy for their access to efficient programming, job preparedness training, adequate healthcare, and addiction treatment, as well as her sponsorship of Second Chance and record expungement legislation; and

WHEREAS, During her tenure, Senator Kitchen secured more than $500 million to spur community and economic development in her district, including three supermarkets, multiple shopping areas, and affordable quality housing; and

WHEREAS, Senator Kitchen went green long before it become a trend by introducing local residents to the Global Action Plan: Green Communities to ...

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