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Meeting Name: CITY COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/13/2014 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Room 400
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140198 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a message advising Council that Bill Nos. 130688-A, 130946, 140057 and 140058, which were passed by Council on February 27, 2014, were signed by the Mayor on March 12, 2014.READ   Action details Not available
140200 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a resolution approving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the New Kensington-Fishtown Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 2455 Coral street; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Lynsey Graeff and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract, accompanied by an explanatory letter from the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority.READ   Action details Not available
140201 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a resolution approving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the New Kensington-Fishtown Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 2012-2018 Frankford avenue; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Frankford Stacks, LP and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract, accompanied by an explanatory letter from the Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority.READ   Action details Not available
140202 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a resolution approving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the Point Breeze Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 1514 Ellsworth street; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Spartan Management Group, LLC and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract, accompanied by an explanatory letter from the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.READ   Action details Not available
140203 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a bill amending Section 22-310 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP)," by revising and clarifying requirements relating to separation from employment, under certain terms and conditions.READ   Action details Not available
140181 0  ResolutionHonoring the rich life and loving memory of Jaci Adams: the longest serving member of the Philadelphia Police Liaison Committee; fierce, beloved, and award winning leader within the Philadelphia LGBTQ communities; and passionate advocate for transgender and HIV/AIDS health initiatives.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140182 0  ResolutionHonoring, recognizing, and celebrating the lifetime musical achievements of Benny Golson, for his contributions to the world of music through radio, television, and film. Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140183 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, without consideration, deeds conveying conditional fee simple title to certain City-owned lots or pieces of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate in the Sixteenth Ward of the City of Philadelphia, pursuant to Chapter 16-400 of The Philadelphia Code and authorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to dispose of such properties for rehabilitation and/or improvements in accordance with terms of Chapter l6-400 of The Philadelphia Code.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140184 0  ResolutionCongratulating Donn Scott on his retirement from the financial services industry.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140185 0  ResolutionRecognizing and acknowledging Delta Sigma Theta Sorority on the occasion of its Seventh Annual Philadelphia City Council Delta Day. Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140178 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Tax Exemptions for Longtime Owner-Occupants of Residential Properties," by extending the time for which such exemptions are available, under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
140186 0  ResolutionProclaiming March, 2014 as American Red Cross Month in the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140187 0  ResolutionApproving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the Point Breeze Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 1514 Ellsworth street; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Spartan Management Group, LLC and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140188 0  ResolutionSupporting the future of Solar Energy in the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140189 0  ResolutionSupporting members of the Pennsylvania State Legislature's Women's Health Caucus and the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140179 0  BillEstablishing a no truck parking regulation on Midvale Avenue, between Conrad Street and a point 1,000 feet west thereof, on both sides of the street.Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
140190 0  ResolutionRecognizing the week of May 5, 2014 as Correctional Employees Week for the City of Philadelphia for these dedicated employees and their tireless work within the Philadelphia Prison System.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140180 0  BillAmending an Ordinance (Bill No. 877), approved September 16, 1994, by amending an exhibit thereto, in order to increase the limit of the amount of funding any entity may receive in any fiscal year from the Philadelphia Activities Fund.Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
140191 0  ResolutionRecognizing and congratulating the Philadelphia Museum of Art for its groundbreaking cultural exchange with the Republic of Korea to present to American audiences one of the finest exhibitions of Korean art, Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140192 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the life and service of William "Wild Bill" Guarnere. Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140193 0  ResolutionApproving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the New Kensington-Fishtown Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 2012-2018 Frankford avenue; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Frankford Stacks, LP and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140194 0  ResolutionApproving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the New Kensington-Fishtown Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 2455 Coral street; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Lynsey Graeff and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140195 0  ResolutionAlso naming 3rd Street between Market Street and Girard Avenue to "N3RD Street".Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140196 0  ResolutionRequesting the Mayor to return to Council Bill No. 130908: "An Ordinance to amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Spruce Street, Juniper Street, Cypress Street, Watts Street, Pine Street and Broad Street, by amending Chapter 14-500 of the Zoning Code entitled 'Overlay Zoning', by amending Chapter 14-700 of the Zoning Code entitled 'Development Standards', and by amending Chapter 14-800 of the Zoning Code entitled 'Parking and Loading', under certain terms and conditions," for the purpose of reconsideration by the Council of the vote by which said bill passed Council.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules SuspendedPass  Action details Not available
140197 0  ResolutionAuthorizing a joint public hearing by City Council's Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Committee on Global Opportunities and the Creative/Innovative Economy on the impact and feasibility of Philadelphia hosting major, international events, including party conventions, the Olympics and the Semiquincentennial celebration in 2026.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
140001-A 1  BillAmending Chapter 10-800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Safety," by providing for ending the existing procedure of mandatory custodial arrests for the crime of Marijuana possession, and by requiring the reporting of the number of arrests and related information with respect to those arrested for Marijuana possession; all under certain terms and conditions.SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
140001-A 1  BillAmending Chapter 10-800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Safety," by providing for ending the existing procedure of mandatory custodial arrests for the crime of Marijuana possession, and by requiring the reporting of the number of arrests and related information with respect to those arrested for Marijuana possession; all under certain terms and conditions.ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
140001-A 1  BillAmending Chapter 10-800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Safety," by providing for ending the existing procedure of mandatory custodial arrests for the crime of Marijuana possession, and by requiring the reporting of the number of arrests and related information with respect to those arrested for Marijuana possession; all under certain terms and conditions.ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
140110 0  ResolutionAmending Resolution No. 110807 (adopted November 17, 2011), which provided for the appointment of a five (5) person Living Wage and Benefits Review Committee pursuant to ยง 17-1311 of The Philadelphia Code, by specifying two additional organizations authorized to make appointments to the Committee.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140150 0  ResolutionHonoring and recognizing Pastor Brian Jenkins, Founder and Executive Director of Chosen 300 Ministries, Inc., for his courage, drive, and commitment to fighting homelessness and poverty in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140156 0  ResolutionHonoring The Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association for their efforts in organizing the 244th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140157 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the partnership between the Salvation Army and Walmart to support a peer mentoring program in North Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140158 0  ResolutionRecognizing and supporting women and girls throughout the world on the occasion of International Women's Day on Saturday, March 8, 2014.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140160 0  ResolutionProclaiming March 16, 2014 as "Quiara Alegia Hudes Day" in Philadelphia for her award winning contributions to the world of arts, literature and theatre.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140151 0  ResolutionCalling on the City Council of Philadelphia to recognize and support President Barack Obama's execution of a Presidential Memorandum Creating and expanding ladders of opportunity for boys and young men of color which established the My Brother's Keeper Initiative.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140152 0  ResolutionApproving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the West Philadelphia Redevelopment Area, identified by house number and street address as 5436 Malcolm street; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Charlene Johnson-Gillyard and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140153 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, without consideration, deeds conveying conditional fee simple title to certain City-owned lots or pieces of ground with the buildings and improvement thereon, situate in the Sixtieth Ward of the City of Philadelphia, pursuant to Chapter 16-400 of The Philadelphia Code and authorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to dispose of such properties for rehabilitation and/or improvements in accordance with terms of Chapter l6-400 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140154 0  ResolutionApproving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the Model Cities Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 1627-1631 West Montgomery avenue; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Montgomery Flats, LLC and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140155 0  ResolutionApproving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the Cecil B. Moore Avenue Urban Renewal Area, identified by house numbers and street addresses as 1725-1727 Cecil B. Moore avenue and 1735 Cecil B. Moore avenue; authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with HMZ One LLC and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140161 0  ResolutionAlso naming 3rd Street between Market and Poplar Streets to "N3RD Street".WITHDRAWN   Action details Not available
140162 0  ResolutionApproving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the New Kensington-Fishtown Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 2103 Abigail street; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Sefik Solutions, LLC and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140196 0  ResolutionRequesting the Mayor to return to Council Bill No. 130908: "An Ordinance to amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Spruce Street, Juniper Street, Cypress Street, Watts Street, Pine Street and Broad Street, by amending Chapter 14-500 of the Zoning Code entitled 'Overlay Zoning', by amending Chapter 14-700 of the Zoning Code entitled 'Development Standards', and by amending Chapter 14-800 of the Zoning Code entitled 'Parking and Loading', under certain terms and conditions," for the purpose of reconsideration by the Council of the vote by which said bill passed Council.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140197 0  ResolutionAuthorizing a joint public hearing by City Council's Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Committee on Global Opportunities and the Creative/Innovative Economy on the impact and feasibility of Philadelphia hosting major, international events, including party conventions, the Olympics and the Semiquincentennial celebration in 2026.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available
140181 0  ResolutionHonoring the rich life and loving memory of Jaci Adams: the longest serving member of the Philadelphia Police Liaison Committee; fierce, beloved, and award winning leader within the Philadelphia LGBTQ communities; and passionate advocate for transgender and HIV/AIDS health initiatives.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140182 0  ResolutionHonoring, recognizing, and celebrating the lifetime musical achievements of Benny Golson, for his contributions to the world of music through radio, television, and film. ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140184 0  ResolutionCongratulating Donn Scott on his retirement from the financial services industry.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140185 0  ResolutionRecognizing and acknowledging Delta Sigma Theta Sorority on the occasion of its Seventh Annual Philadelphia City Council Delta Day. ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140186 0  ResolutionProclaiming March, 2014 as American Red Cross Month in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140190 0  ResolutionRecognizing the week of May 5, 2014 as Correctional Employees Week for the City of Philadelphia for these dedicated employees and their tireless work within the Philadelphia Prison System.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140191 0  ResolutionRecognizing and congratulating the Philadelphia Museum of Art for its groundbreaking cultural exchange with the Republic of Korea to present to American audiences one of the finest exhibitions of Korean art, Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
140192 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the life and service of William "Wild Bill" Guarnere. ADOPTED   Action details Not available
130161 1  BillAmending Chapter 19-1800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "School Tax Authorization," to provide for the rate and computation of realty use and occupancy tax; and adding a new Chapter 19-3900 to The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Realty Use and Occupancy Tax," to provide for a City realty use and occupancy tax; all under certain terms and conditions.ORDER THE BILL PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SUSPENSION CALENDARPass  Action details Not available
130901 0  BillAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, to execute and enter into a Declaration of Rights, Easements, Covenants and Restrictions to govern the relationship among (1) that certain parcel of land, together with the improvements thereon, commonly known as JFK Plaza, located at 15th and Arch Streets, (2) that certain parcel of land, together with the improvements located thereon, commonly known as Love Park Parking Garage, located generally beneath JFK Plaza at 15th and Arch Streets, and (3) certain parcels of land around and beneath Love Park Parking Garage, under certain terms and conditions.READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
130902 1  BillAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, to execute and deliver a deed conveying fee simple title to a certain parcel of land, together with the improvements located thereon, commonly known as Love Park Parking Garage, located generally beneath JFK Plaza at 15th and Arch Streets; together with certain rights and obligations of the owner of the Love Park Parking Garage unit under a certain Declaration of Rights, Easements, Covenants and Restrictions, all under certain terms and conditions.READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
140054-A 1  BillAmending Title 20 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Officers and Employees," including Chapter 20-600 ("Standards of Conduct and Ethics"), by prohibiting certain gifts, adding and modifying certain definitions, establishing penalties and making technical amendments, all under certain terms and conditions.READ   Action details Not available
140054-A 2  BillAmending Title 20 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Officers and Employees," including Chapter 20-600 ("Standards of Conduct and Ethics"), by prohibiting certain gifts, adding and modifying certain definitions, establishing penalties and making technical amendments, all under certain terms and conditions.AMENDED   Action details Not available
140054-A 2  BillAmending Title 20 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Officers and Employees," including Chapter 20-600 ("Standards of Conduct and Ethics"), by prohibiting certain gifts, adding and modifying certain definitions, establishing penalties and making technical amendments, all under certain terms and conditions.ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
140003 0  BillAuthorizing the revision of lines and grades on a portion of City Plan No. 307 by striking from the City Plan and vacating Croskey Street from its terminus north of Cherry Street to a point approximately five feet southwardly therefrom, under certain terms and conditions.READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
140010 1  BillAmending Section 9-213 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Farmers' Markets," to remove the requirement that operators of farmers' markets obtain a license from the Department of Licenses and Inspections, to provide for registration by market operators with the Department of Public Health, and to adjust various requirements for the operation of farmers' markets, all under certain terms and conditions.READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
140017 1  BillAmending Chapter 20-304, of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Compensation for Members of Boards, Commissions, Committees and Councils," by repealing Bill No. 100212, thereby returning the compensation for members of the Board of Revision of Taxes to the level existing prior to the passage of that bill; all under certain terms and conditions.READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
140079 1  BillAuthorizing transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014 from the General Fund, certain or all City offices, departments, boards and commissions, the Water Fund, the Department of Revenue and the Grants Revenue Fund, the Director of Finance - Provision for Other Grants to the General Fund, certain or all City offices, departments, boards and commissions, the Water Fund, the Department of Revenue and the Grants Revenue Fund, the Department of Parks and Recreation.READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
140002 1  BillAuthorizing the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID) to purchase approximately Two and Seven-Tenths (2.7) acres of land situate at 5210 Lindbergh Boulevard, under and subject to the terms and conditions of the Philadelphia Industrial and Commercial Development Agreement between the City, PAID, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC). READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
140100 0  BillAmending Chapter 17-1300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Philadelphia 21st Century Minimum Wage and Benefits Standard," by further providing with respect to the membership of the Living Wage and Benefits Review Committee; all under certain terms and conditions.READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
140199 0  COMMUNICATIONMarch 13, 2014 TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA: I am returning herewith as requested by your Resolution adopted March 13, 2014, Bill No. 130908: "An Ordinance to amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Spruce Street, Juniper Street, Cypress Street, Watts Street, Pine Street and Broad Street, by amending Chapter 14-500 of the Zoning Code entitled 'Overlay Zoning', by amending Chapter 14-700 of the Zoning Code entitled 'Development Standards', and by amending Chapter 14-800 of the Zoning Code entitled 'Parking and Loading', under certain terms and conditions," for the purpose of reconsideration by the Council of the vote by which said bill passed Council. Respectfully, Michael A. NutterREAD   Action details Not available
130908-A 1  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Spruce Street, Juniper Street, Cypress Street, Watts Street, Pine Street and Broad Street, by amending Chapter 14-500 of the Zoning Code entitled "Overlay Zoning", by amending Chapter 14-700 of the Zoning Code entitled "Development Standards", and by amending Chapter 14-800 of the Zoning Code entitled "Parking and Loading", under certain terms and conditions.RECONSIDEREDPass16:0 Action details Not available
130908-A 1  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Spruce Street, Juniper Street, Cypress Street, Watts Street, Pine Street and Broad Street, by amending Chapter 14-500 of the Zoning Code entitled "Overlay Zoning", by amending Chapter 14-700 of the Zoning Code entitled "Development Standards", and by amending Chapter 14-800 of the Zoning Code entitled "Parking and Loading", under certain terms and conditions.READ   Action details Not available
130908-A 2  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Spruce Street, Juniper Street, Cypress Street, Watts Street, Pine Street and Broad Street, by amending Chapter 14-500 of the Zoning Code entitled "Overlay Zoning", by amending Chapter 14-700 of the Zoning Code entitled "Development Standards", and by amending Chapter 14-800 of the Zoning Code entitled "Parking and Loading", under certain terms and conditions.AMENDED   Action details Not available
130908-A 2  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Spruce Street, Juniper Street, Cypress Street, Watts Street, Pine Street and Broad Street, by amending Chapter 14-500 of the Zoning Code entitled "Overlay Zoning", by amending Chapter 14-700 of the Zoning Code entitled "Development Standards", and by amending Chapter 14-800 of the Zoning Code entitled "Parking and Loading", under certain terms and conditions.ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available