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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
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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190018 0  ResolutionHonoring the African American Children’s Book Project on the Occasion of its 27th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190019 0  ResolutionRecognizing and Commending Governor Tom Wolf on the Establishment of the First Statewide Goal to Reduce Carbon Pollution.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190020 0  ResolutionRecognizing January as “National Human Trafficking Awareness Month” in the City of Philadelphia and honoring those who work to eradicate human trafficking in the United States and across the world.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190001 0  BillTo amend the Master Plan for Drexel University and to approve the proposed addition to 101 N. 34th Street.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190021 0  ResolutionCalling on the United States Congress and the President of the United States to protect vulnerable citizens by funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and other federal food assistance programs as soon as possible.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190022 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Land Bank deeds conveying title to certain properties located in the Fifth Councilmanic District pursuant to the requirements of the Commonwealth Land Bank Act.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190002 0  BillAmending Chapter 10-100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Animals,” to revise certain provisions relating to the ownership of dogs and cats; revising the definition of animal retailer; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190003 0  BillAmending Section 9-637 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Opioid Antidote Availability,” to revise certain provisions relating to the form of naloxone available and technical changes to the penalties for not complying with provisions of this law, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190023 0  ResolutionCalling on Philadelphia Charter Schools to close, or adopt a modified schedule in observance of Election Day, in order to provide for higher quality polling locations for residents across the City.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules Suspended   Action details Not available
190024 0  ResolutionRecognizing AJC Philadelphia for its interreligious work in hosting the Muslim-Jewish Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day; and further acknowledging January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190004 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-2900 of Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Senior Citizen Low Income Special Tax Provisions,” by extending the deadline for low-income seniors to apply for a refund or forgiveness of Real Estate Taxes.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190025 0  ResolutionCalling for the City Council Committee on Legislative Oversight to hold public hearings on the implementation of Charter-change legislation establishing the Department of Planning and Development, and its subordinate divisions of Planning, Zoning, Licenses and Inspection and Housing.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190026 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention to hold hearings to examine the effect of gun violence on victims and co-victims, as well as the resources available to them,Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190005 0  BillAmending Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Philadelphia Land Bank,” to amend standards for the acquisition and disposition of vacant and underutilized property; and to further provide for certain powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Philadelphia Land Bank; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
190006 0  BillAuthorizing transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 from the General Fund, certain or all City offices, departments, boards and commissions, the Grants Revenue Fund, certain or all City offices, departments, boards and commissions to the General Fund, certain or all City offices, departments, boards and commissions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190007 0  BillProviding for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter establishing and defining the responsibilities of the Office of Immigrant Affairs; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot questions to be voted on; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190027 0  ResolutionCalling for the creation of an Opportunity Zone Oversight Committee.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190028 0  ResolutionProposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide for the creation of an Office of Immigrant Affairs, to provide for the powers and duties of such Office, and to otherwise provide for incorporation of the Office into the City government; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.Introduced (By Request) and Referred   Action details Not available
190008 0  BillProviding for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to Article VIII, Chapter 5 of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, entitled “Referenda Approved by the Voters,” by adding a new section providing that the citizens of Philadelphia call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to pass legislation that will decriminalize, regulate, and tax the use, and sale to adults aged 21 years or older, of cannabis for non-medical purposes.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190029 0  ResolutionRecognizing the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter on the Occasion of the 108th Annual Founders’ Day of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190030 0  ResolutionSubmitting to the electors of the City an amendment to Article VIII, Chapter 5 of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, entitled “Referenda Approved by the Voters,” by adding a new section providing that the citizens of Philadelphia call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to pass legislation that will decriminalize, regulate, and tax the use, and sale to adults aged 21 years or older, of cannabis for non-medical purposes.Introduced (By Request) and Referred   Action details Not available
190009 0  BillEstablishing a no parking regulation on Ivy Hill Road in the vicinity of Mansfield Avenue.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190010 0  BillAmending Chapter 12-2700 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Permit Parking Districts,” by creating a new Permit Parking District 36 in the vicinity of Cottman Avenue, Roosevelt Boulevard and the Tacony Creek, under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190011 0  BillAmending Section 9-213 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Farmers’ Markets,” by revising the limitations on a permissible location on Castor Avenue, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190031 0  ResolutionHonoring the life and legacy of Karen S. Coates, Esq.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190032 0  ResolutionHonoring and remembering the late Raymond G. Perelman, master investor and philanthropist, who passed away Monday January 14, 2019 at the age of 101.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190033 0  ResolutionHonoring Judge Harold Berger, lawyer, electrical engineer, philanthropist and recipient of many accolades in recognition of the virtuous life which he has led.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190034 0  ResolutionHonoring Vernon Odom as he retires from his position as an Action News Reporter for 6ABC after 42 years.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190012 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-1300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Real Estate Taxes," by reducing the amount of real estate taxes to be exempted for certain improvements to, or construction of, certain residential, commercial, industrial or other business properties; and by reducing the duration of such exemptions; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190013 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-1300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Real Estate Taxes," by reducing the amount of real estate taxes to be exempted for certain improvements to, or construction of, certain residential, commercial, industrial or other business properties; and by reducing the duration of such exemptions; all under certain terms and conditions. THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS: SECTION 1. Chapter 19-1300 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows: CHAPTER 19-1300. REAL ESTATE TAXES * * * §19-1303(2). Authorization to Offer Exemption from Real Estate Taxes on Improvements to Residential Properties. * * * E. Exemption Schedule. (1) The assessable amount of the improvement costs shall be exempted from real estate taxes for ten (10) years, as follows: one hundred percent (100%) of the assessable amount of the improvement costs shall be exempted in the first year; ninety percent (90%) in the second year; eighty percent (80%) in the third year; seventy percent (70%) in the fourth year; sixty percent (60%) in the fifth year;Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190035 0  ResolutionDeclaring January 30, 2019 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190036 0  ResolutionDeclaring solidarity with and support for the #MuteRKelly campaign, a grassroots movement that seeks to remedy decades of silence surrounding the sexual abuse of young Black women and girls by denying R. Kelly a public platform within the City of Philadelphia and nationwide.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190014 0  BillGranting permission to Vincent Cappello, owner and operator of Vinny’s Fruit and Produce located in the right-of-way on the north side of Dickinson Street between 9th Street and 10th Street, to install, use and maintain certain electrical wires, conduits and appurtenances in, under and over the right-of-way on the north side of Dickinson Street between 9th Street and 10th Street, for the purpose of supplying electricity to said fruit and produce truck, under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190037 0  ResolutionAlso naming Madison Street between Gaul and Chatham Streets as “Tommy Dunbar Way”.Introduced (By Request) and Referred   Action details Not available
190038 0  ResolutionAppointing Betsy Oliphant Ross to the Board of Directors for the Old City Special Services District.Introduced (By Request) and Referred   Action details Not available
190039 0  ResolutionReappointing Richard Goldberg to the Board of Directors for the Old City Special Services District.Introduced (By Request) and Referred   Action details Not available
190015 0  BillEstablishing parking restrictions on East Gowen Avenue, Devon Street to Ardleigh Street, south side.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190016 0  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Stenton Avenue, Chelten Avenue, Broad Street, Windrim Avenue, Belfield Avenue, and Wister Street.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190017 0  BillAuthorizing transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 from the Grants Revenue Fund, the Director of Finance - Provision for Other Grants to the General Fund.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
190040 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Public Health and Human Services to hold hearings on the increase in maternal mortality among African-American women in Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
190041 0  ResolutionRecognizing, commemorating, and celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Historic First Korean Congress held in Philadelphia from April 14 to April 16, 1919.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   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.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
190018 0  ResolutionHonoring the African American Children’s Book Project on the Occasion of its 27th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190019 0  ResolutionRecognizing and Commending Governor Tom Wolf on the Establishment of the First Statewide Goal to Reduce Carbon Pollution.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190020 0  ResolutionRecognizing January as “National Human Trafficking Awareness Month” in the City of Philadelphia and honoring those who work to eradicate human trafficking in the United States and across the world.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190023 0  ResolutionCalling on Philadelphia Charter Schools to close, or adopt a modified schedule in observance of Election Day, in order to provide for higher quality polling locations for residents across the City.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190024 0  ResolutionRecognizing AJC Philadelphia for its interreligious work in hosting the Muslim-Jewish Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day; and further acknowledging January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190025 0  ResolutionCalling for the City Council Committee on Legislative Oversight to hold public hearings on the implementation of Charter-change legislation establishing the Department of Planning and Development, and its subordinate divisions of Planning, Zoning, Licenses and Inspection and Housing.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190026 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention to hold hearings to examine the effect of gun violence on victims and co-victims, as well as the resources available to them,ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190029 0  ResolutionRecognizing the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter on the Occasion of the 108th Annual Founders’ Day of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190031 0  ResolutionHonoring the life and legacy of Karen S. Coates, Esq.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190032 0  ResolutionHonoring and remembering the late Raymond G. Perelman, master investor and philanthropist, who passed away Monday January 14, 2019 at the age of 101.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190033 0  ResolutionHonoring Judge Harold Berger, lawyer, electrical engineer, philanthropist and recipient of many accolades in recognition of the virtuous life which he has led.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190034 0  ResolutionHonoring Vernon Odom as he retires from his position as an Action News Reporter for 6ABC after 42 years.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190035 0  ResolutionDeclaring January 30, 2019 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190040 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Public Health and Human Services to hold hearings on the increase in maternal mortality among African-American women in Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
190041 0  ResolutionRecognizing, commemorating, and celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Historic First Korean Congress held in Philadelphia from April 14 to April 16, 1919.ADOPTED   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 aREAD AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
181005-A 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.READ   Action details Not available
181005-A 2  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.AMENDED   Action details Not available
181005-A 2  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.ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   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.READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available