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Meeting Name: CITY COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/24/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Room 400
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160002 0  COMMUNICATION 1 1 2 COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA 3 STATED MEETING 4 5 6 Academy of Music Broad and Locust Streets 7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Monday, January 4, 2016 8 10:00 a.m. 9 10 PRESENT: COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL L. CLARKE 11 COUNCILWOMAN CINDY BASS COUNCILWOMAN JANNIE L. BLACKWELL 12 COUNCILMAN ALLAN DOMB COUNCILMAN DEREK S. GREEN 13 COUNCILMAN WILLIAM K. GREENLEE COUNCILWOMAN HELEN GYM 14 COUNCILMAN BOBBY HENON COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON 15 COUNCILMAN CURTIS JONES, JR. COUNCILMAN DAVID OH 16 COUNCILMAN BRIAN J. O'NE   Action details Not available
160197 0  COMMUNICATIONCITY OF PHILADELPHIA MAYOR'S OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016 Contact: Lauren Hitt, lauren.hitt@phila.gov, 215-686-6210 ***EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY*** Mayor Delivers Budget Address to City Council PHILADELPHIA - Mayor Jim Kenney delivered his first budget address to City Council on Thursday morning. The Mayor began by outlining several budget priorities that resulted from collaboration between the Kenney Administration and City Councilmembers, including the citywide expansion of the Community Life Improvement Program (CLIP) and funding for Vision Zero initiatives. The Mayor then discussed his plan to expand quality pre-k, create 25 community schools, inject $26 million into the pension fund, improve City buildings' energy-efficiency, and invest $350 million in neighborhoods parks, recreation centers and libraries through a three cent sugary drink tax. Throughout the address, the Mayor spoke of the importance of investing in policies that would change the status quo and tackle the issues that have long held Philadelphia back, including it   Action details Not available
160860 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a message advising Council that Bill Nos. 160015-A, 160277, 160465, 160466, 160525-A and 160681, which were passed by Council on September 15, 2016, were signed by the Mayor on September 27, 2016.   Action details Not available
160861 0  COMMUNICATIONSeptember 27, 2016 TO THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA: Pursuant to Sections 4-604 and 2-307 of the Home Rule Charter, I am today transmitting to the Council the recommendation of the City Planning Commission on the following bills: Bill No. 160710 (Additional 45 Days Requested) Bill No. 160711 Bill No. 160715 Bill No. 160716 Bill No. 160717 Bill No. 160718 (Not Recommended for Approval)   Action details Not available
160862 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a bill amending Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled 'The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code,' by amending Subcode 'A' ('The Philadelphia Adminsitrative Code') and Sbucode 'B' ('the Philadelphia Building Code') to add and revise certain provisions relating to the demoltion of buildings and structures, all under certain terms and conditions."   Action details Not available
161055 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a bill authorizing 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 Nineteenth and Twenty-third Wards 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.   Action details Not available
161123 0  COMMUNICATIONDecember 7, 2016 TO THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA: Pursuant to Sections 4-604 and 2-307 of the Home Rule Charter, I am today transmitting to the Council the recommendation of the City Planning Commission on the following bills: Bill No. 160999 Bill No. 161000 Bill No. 161005 Bill No. 161008   Action details Not available
170240 0  COMMUNICATIONMAYOR'S OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS For Immediate Release: March 3, 2016 Contact: Lauren Hitt, lauren.hitt@phila.gov, 215-686-6210 ***EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY*** Mayor Delivers Budget Address to City Council PHILADELPHIA - Mayor Jim Kenney delivered his first budget address to City Council on Thursday morning. The Mayor began by outlining several budget priorities that resulted from collaboration between the Kenney Administration and City Councilmembers, including the citywide expansion of the Community Life Improvement Program (CLIP) and funding for Vision Zero initiatives. The Mayor then discussed his plan to expand quality pre-k, create 25 community schools, inject $26 million into the pension fund, improve City buildings' energy-efficiency, and invest $350 million in neighborhoods parks, recreation centers and libraries through a three cent sugary drink tax. Throughout the address, the Mayor spoke of the importance of investing in policies that would change the status quo and tackle the issues that have long held Philadelphia back, including its struggling education   Action details Not available
170538 0  COMMUNICATIONMay 18, 2017 TO THEPRESIDENT AND THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA: I am returning herewith as requested by your Resolution adopted May 18, 2017, Bill No. 170265 "An Ordinance amending the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of crtain areas of land located within an area bounded by devereaux Avenue (extended), Keystone Street, Princeton Avenue, Keystone Street, Cottman Avenue (extended), Milnor Street, Bleigh Avenue 9extended), and the Delaware River," for the purpose of reconsideration by the Council of the vote by which said bill passed Council. Respectfully, James F. Kenney Mayor   Action details Not available
171073 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a message advising Council that Bill Nos. 170714, 170717, 170726, 170803 and 170818, which were passed by Council on November 16, 2017, were signed by the Mayor on November 27, 2017.   Action details Not available
171074 0  COMMUNICATIONNovember 27, 2017 TO THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA: Pursuant to Sections 4-604 and 2-307 of the Home Rule Charter, I ma today transmitting to the Council the recommendation of the City Planning Commission on the following bills: Bill No. 170961 Bill No. 170924 Bill No. 170672 (Not Recommended for Approval) Bill No. 170959 (Not Recommended for Approval) Bill No. 170821 Bill No. 170960 (Not Recommended for Approval) Bill No. 170902 (Not Recommended for Approval) Respectfully submitted, James F. Kenney Mayor   Action details Not available
180161 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a bill amending Section 2 of an Ordinance (Bill No. 140902) approved March 4, 2015, entitled "An Ordinance Authorizing the revision of lines and grades on a portion of City Plan Nos. 224 and 232 by striking from the City Plan and vacating Cayuga Street from Whitaker Avenue to its terminus eastwardly therefrom and reserving and placing on the City Plan a right-of-way for sewer and drainage purposes within the lines of Cayuga Street being stricken and authorizing acceptance of the grant to the City of the said right of way, under certain terms and conditions," by extending the period for compliance with the terms and conditions stated therein, accompanied by an explanatory letter from the Streets Commissioner.   Action details Not available
180638 0  COMMUNICATIONJune 6, 2018 TO THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA: I am returning herewith, as requested by your Resolution adopted to day, Bill No. 180290, entitled "Authorizing the paving of the relocated southeasterly local service roadway of Penrose Avenue from Twenty Sixth Street to a point approximately one thousand three hundred twenty-three feet southwestwardly therefrom, under certain terms and conditions," for the purpose of reconsideration by the Council of the vote by which said bill passed Council. Respectfully, James F. Kenney Mayor   Action details Not available
180838 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a message advising Council that Bill No. 180555 and 180603, which were passed by Council on September 13, 2018, were signed by the Mayor on September 19, 2018.   Action details Not available
181097 0  BillEstablishing a parking regulation on Haverford avenue, both sides, 31st street - 32nd street.   Action details Not available
181098 0  BillEstablishing a parking regulation on 46th street, east side, Larchwood avenue - Osage avenue.   Action details Not available
181099 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of: Locust street and S. 45th street; S. 46th street and Spruce street; S. 45th street and Kingsessing avenue; Wiota street and Powelton avenue; Stiles street and N. 50th Street; Springfield avenue and Farragut street; St. Marks street and Spruce street.   Action details Not available
181100 0  BillEstablishing a parking regulation on Park avenue, both sides, Dauphin street to Susquehanna avenue.   Action details Not available
181101 0  BillProviding for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to allow for certain mid-year transfers into the Budget Stabilization Reserve; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.   Action details Not available
181102 0  BillEstablishing a no motor home parking regulation on the 5300 block of Woodbine Avenue, both sides.   Action details Not available
181103 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Tax Exemptions for Longtime Owner-Occupants of Residential Properties,” to revise the standards for eligibility and the benefit determination, under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
181104 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of: Wilder street and S. 12th street; Tasker street and S. 8th street; Gerritt street and S. 12th street; Reed street and S. 12th street; Dickinson street and S. 9th street; S. 11th street and Wharton street.   Action details Not available
181105 0  ResolutionRecognizing the Basil and Becky Educational Foundation for their work to honor and acknowledge African American women who served the country during World War II as “Rosie the Riveters,” and for their participation in the documentary film Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II.   Action details Not available
181106 0  ResolutionCelebrating the life of Coast Guard and civil rights pioneer Dr. Olivia Hooker, one of the first African American women to serve in the United States Coast Guard.   Action details Not available
181107 0  ResolutionHonoring and Recognizing Opera Philadelphia for their Community Initiatives Youth Programming and all the work that they do to promote the musical arts to the young people of Philadelphia.   Action details Not available
181108 0  ResolutionProposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to allow for certain mid-year transfers into the Budget Stabilization Reserve; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.   Action details Not available
181109 0  ResolutionCongratulating the Overbrook Monarchs Youth Athletics Association on competing in the 2018 United Youth Football League National Championship Tournament.   Action details Not available
181110 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the joint City Council Committees on Public Safety and the Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention to hold public hearings examining the Administration’s anticipated reports on community based gun violence prevention programs and a comprehensive violence prevention strategy, in light of the escalating acts of gun violence in the City of Philadelphia, and to ensure that the City’s public safety budget reflects the priorities of these plans.   Action details Not available
181111 1  ResolutionHonoring the life and legacy of David Fattah, Sr.   Action details Not available
181112 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Commerce and Economic Development to conduct hearings regarding the establishment of an independent fiscal office for the City of Philadelphia.   Action details Not available
181113 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Transportation & Public Utilities and the Committee on The Environment to conduct hearings regarding how dockless electric scooters could provide an affordable and environmentally friendly transportation option for all Philadelphians.   Action details Not available
181114 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Commerce & Economic Development to conduct hearings regarding Philadelphia Anchor Procurement Initiative.   Action details Not available
181115 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Commerce & Economic Development to hold hearings regarding Power Up Your Business, a free small business training program provided by the Community College of Philadelphia.   Action details Not available
181116 0  ResolutionAuthorizing City Council’s Committee on Finance to conduct a full and comprehensive public hearing on the Philadelphia beverage tax to review whether the tax is achieving its goals and to analyze potential solutions to stabilize beverage tax funding for critical investments such as approved pre-K programs, community schools, and rebuilding neighborhood-sustaining parks, recreation centers, and libraries.   Action details Not available
181117 0  ResolutionAlso naming the 6400 block of Ogontz Avenue as “Ernest C. Morris Way” in honor of Bishop Ernest C. Morris, Founding Pastor of the Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ, for his 50 years of service to the community.   Action details Not available
181118 0  ResolutionProclaiming January 13, 2019 as Korean American Day in the City of Philadelphia to Celebrate and Commemorate the Proud Heritage of Korean Americans and their Invaluable Contributions to Enhancing the City’s Culture, Economy, and the Founding Ideals of Independence and Democracy.   Action details Not available
160727 0  ResolutionCalling for the City Council Committee on Education to hold hearings on expanding the Career and Technical Education Program in the Philadelphia School District that would give students job ready skills upon graduating from high school, and provide alternatives for those seeking to work after high school.   Action details Not available
170247 0  ResolutionUrging the United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to delay the merger of the Rite Aid Corporation with Walgreens Boots Alliance until the impact of the merger is fully disclosed to the Citizens of Philadelphia.   Action details Not available
170408 0  ResolutionCalling on and urging The School District of Philadelphia ("District") to permanently prohibit the suspension of elementary-aged students from the first through fifth grades.   Action details Not available
180409 0  ResolutionCalling on Comcast Spectacor to reconsider its naming rights agreement with Wells Fargo based on its history of unethical banking practices.   Action details Not available
180669 0  ResolutionHonoring and recognizing Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, Esq., and calling for the creation and erection of a statue to commemorate her accomplishments and contributions to Philadelphia and beyond.   Action details Not available
180992-A 0  BillAmending Chapter 9-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Property Licenses and Owner Accountability,” by providing for exemptions, all under certain terms and condition.   Action details Not available
160720 1  BillAmending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," to add a new chapter limiting the use of a restrictive covenant or usage restriction that prohibits a purchaser of property from using the property as a grocery store, all under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
170675 0  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Woodbine Avenue, Upland Way, 59th Street, Lancaster Avenue, and 62nd Street.   Action details Not available
170365 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "City Funds - Deposits, Investments, Disbursements," by amending Section 19-201, entitled "City Depositories," by authorizing the City Treasurer to deposit funds in Santander Bank, National Association, under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
180457 1  BillAmending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," to add a new Section 9-637, entitled "Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products," prohibiting offering for sale and selling certain tobacco products other than cigarettes with characterizing flavors and fixing penalties; all under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
160026 1  BillAmending Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Traffic Code," Chapter 12-100, "General Provisions," by adding new definitions, and Chapter 12-900, "Parking Regulations and Penalties," by adding "live performing arts venue" to the entities exempt from paying fees for curb loading zone permits and adding a new Section, entitled "Performing Arts Priority Loading and Unloading Zones," providing for loading and unloading zones to allow easier access for performing artists to load-in and load-out at live performing arts venues around the City of Philadelphia; all under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
180729 0  BillAmending Section 10-710, entitled "Dumping of Debris and Short Dumping," by adding new provisions and amending Section 10-719, entitled "Penalties," by further amending the maximum penalty to be assessed; all under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
180893 0  BillContinuing the Aramingo Avenue Shopping District beyond its termination date, in an area that generally includes the east and west sides of Aramingo Avenue from 3300 Aramingo Avenue to 3995 Aramingo Avenue and certain blocks and streets that intersect that portion of Aramingo Avenue and for which Impact Community Development Corporation, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, serves as the Neighborhood Improvement District Management Association; approving a final plan for the District, including a list of proposed improvements and their estimated cost, and providing for assessment fees to be levied on property owners within the District; authorizing the Director of Commerce, on behalf of the City, to execute an agreement with Impact Community Development Corporation, relating to the District; and authorizing Impact Community Development Corporation to assess property owners within the District a special property assessment fee to be used in accordance with the approved plan; all in accordance with the provisions of the Community and Economic Improvement Act, and under certain terms a   Action details Not available
181005 1  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Roosevelt Boulevard, 3rd Street, Hunting Park Avenue, 2nd Street, Sedgley Avenue, Ontario Street, Hutchinson Street, 9th Street, and Wingohocking Street.   Action details Not available
181044 0  BillAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, to convey to Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development all or a portion of a parcel or parcels of land in and about the area bounded by 46th Street, Market Street, 48th Street and Haverford Avenue, for further conveyance, under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
170517 0  BillAmending Section 9-605 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled 'Towing,' by increasing the amount of the fine that a towing company must pay for improper clean-up of an accident scene; all under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
171112 0  BillAmending portions of Title 4, Sub Code "F" of The Philadelphia Code to establish inspection and certification requirements for all smoke control systems and smoke and fire dampers in limited occupancies and amending the periodic testing requirements of fire protection systems; all under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
180888 1  BillAmending Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Health Code," by adding a new Chapter 6-1200, entitled "Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Practices," to provide for registration of pharmaceutical manufacturer agents and certain other requirements; and to prohibit gifts by pharmaceutical manufacturers and their agents to health care practitioners; all under certain terms and conditions.   Action details Not available
181105 0  ResolutionRecognizing the Basil and Becky Educational Foundation for their work to honor and acknowledge African American women who served the country during World War II as “Rosie the Riveters,” and for their participation in the documentary film Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II.   Action details Not available
181106 0  ResolutionCelebrating the life of Coast Guard and civil rights pioneer Dr. Olivia Hooker, one of the first African American women to serve in the United States Coast Guard.   Action details Not available
181107 0  ResolutionHonoring and Recognizing Opera Philadelphia for their Community Initiatives Youth Programming and all the work that they do to promote the musical arts to the young people of Philadelphia.   Action details Not available
181108 0  ResolutionProposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to allow for certain mid-year transfers into the Budget Stabilization Reserve; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.   Action details Not available
181109 0  ResolutionCongratulating the Overbrook Monarchs Youth Athletics Association on competing in the 2018 United Youth Football League National Championship Tournament.   Action details Not available
181110 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the joint City Council Committees on Public Safety and the Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention to hold public hearings examining the Administration’s anticipated reports on community based gun violence prevention programs and a comprehensive violence prevention strategy, in light of the escalating acts of gun violence in the City of Philadelphia, and to ensure that the City’s public safety budget reflects the priorities of these plans.   Action details Not available
181111 1  ResolutionHonoring the life and legacy of David Fattah, Sr.   Action details Not available
181112 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Commerce and Economic Development to conduct hearings regarding the establishment of an independent fiscal office for the City of Philadelphia.   Action details Not available
181113 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Transportation & Public Utilities and the Committee on The Environment to conduct hearings regarding how dockless electric scooters could provide an affordable and environmentally friendly transportation option for all Philadelphians.   Action details Not available
181114 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Commerce & Economic Development to conduct hearings regarding Philadelphia Anchor Procurement Initiative.   Action details Not available
181115 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Commerce & Economic Development to hold hearings regarding Power Up Your Business, a free small business training program provided by the Community College of Philadelphia.   Action details Not available
181116 0  ResolutionAuthorizing City Council’s Committee on Finance to conduct a full and comprehensive public hearing on the Philadelphia beverage tax to review whether the tax is achieving its goals and to analyze potential solutions to stabilize beverage tax funding for critical investments such as approved pre-K programs, community schools, and rebuilding neighborhood-sustaining parks, recreation centers, and libraries.   Action details Not available
181117 0  ResolutionAlso naming the 6400 block of Ogontz Avenue as “Ernest C. Morris Way” in honor of Bishop Ernest C. Morris, Founding Pastor of the Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ, for his 50 years of service to the community.   Action details Not available
181118 0  ResolutionProclaiming January 13, 2019 as Korean American Day in the City of Philadelphia to Celebrate and Commemorate the Proud Heritage of Korean Americans and their Invaluable Contributions to Enhancing the City’s Culture, Economy, and the Founding Ideals of Independence and Democracy.   Action details Not available