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Please note: this meeting's minutes have not been finalized yet. Actions taken on legislation and their results are not available.
Meeting Name: CITY COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/21/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: This meeting will be held remotely using Microsoft® Teams. This remote session may be viewed on Xfinity Channel 64, Fios Channel 40 or http://phlcouncil.com/watch-city-council/
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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200341 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a resolution approving the Director of Finance’s Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund Withdrawal Certification for purposes of allowing utilization of $34,276,000 in the Reserve Fund for General Fund purposes in connection with the FY2021 Operating Budget.    Not available Not available
200342 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting an ordinance authorizing the Director of Planning and Development, on behalf of the City, to file applications with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for a Community Development Block Grant; to file applications to participate in the HOME Investment Partnership program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program; and to apply for a Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS grant; and to file applications with the Commonwealth to obtain grants under the Act of April 12, 1956, P.L. 1449, Section 4, as amended, to prevent and eliminate blight; authorizing the Director of Planning and Development and the Director of Commerce to file applications to obtain other grants from the Commonwealth; authorizing the Director of Commerce to use the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program; and authorizing the Director of Planning and Development and the Director of Commerce to enter into all understandings and assurances contained in such applications and take all necessary action to accept the grants; all under certain terms and conditions.    Not available Not available
200343 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting an ordinance approving a Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plan 2019-2020 to add $40,410,779 in Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding, all under certain terms and conditions.    Not available Not available
200331 0  ResolutionApproving the Director of Finance’s Budget Stabilization Reserve Fund Withdrawal Certification for purposes of allowing utilization of $34,276,000 in the Reserve Fund for General Fund purposes in connection with the FY2021 Operating Budget.    Not available Not available
200328 0  BillAmending The Philadelphia Code to add a new Chapter, entitled “Employee Protections in Connection with COVID-19 Emergency Health Order,” to provide workplace protections in emergency health orders and regulations, provide protections for employees against retaliatory actions both for the disclosure of information related to employer non-compliance with such orders and for refusal to work under unsafe conditions caused by non-compliance with such orders, all under certain terms and conditions.    Not available Not available
200332 0  ResolutionCondemning any and all racist and xenophobic rhetoric against Asian and Asian American communities amid the rise of COVID-19, and expressing appreciation for the resilience, support, and contributions of the City of Philadelphia’s Asian American and Chinese American communities.    Not available Not available
200333 0  ResolutionRecognizing May 17 to May 23, 2020 as National Emergency Medical Services Week in the City of Philadelphia, and further honoring the Philadelphia Paramedics on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available
200334 0  ResolutionResolution authorizing the joint City Council Committees on Public Safety and Commerce and Economic Development to hold public hearings on the safe re-opening of small businesses along commercial corridors, particularly restaurants that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available
200335 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the Share Food Program, for providing emergency food relief to the vulnerable populations of Philadelphia over the past 34 years, and for further increasing their efforts to bring nutritious food to our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available
200329 0  BillApproving a Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plan 2019-2020 to add $40,410,779 in Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding, all under certain terms and conditions.    Not available Not available
200330 0  BillAuthorizing the Director of Planning and Development, on behalf of the City, to file applications with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for a Community Development Block Grant; to file applications to participate in the HOME Investment Partnership program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program; and to apply for a Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS grant; and to file applications with the Commonwealth to obtain grants under the Act of April 12, 1956, P.L. 1449, Section 4, as amended, to prevent and eliminate blight; authorizing the Director of Planning and Development and the Director of Commerce to file applications to obtain other grants from the Commonwealth; authorizing the Director of Commerce to use the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program; and authorizing the Director of Planning and Development and the Director of Commerce to enter into all understandings and assurances contained in such applications and take all necessary action to accept the grants; all under certain terms and conditions.    Not available Not available
200336 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committees on Finance and on Commerce & Economic Development to hold joint hearings regarding Philadelphia’s safe, equitable, and robust economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.    Not available Not available
200337 0  ResolutionCalling on the Mayor of Philadelphia to formally appoint a provisional Chief Recovery Officer position in the Department of Finance responsible for the management and administration of all federal and state grants, or otherwise categorized COVID-19 financial recovery dollars, to the City of Philadelphia until the Mayor and City Council do so jointly determine that the position shall be dissolved.    Not available Not available
200338 0  ResolutionAuthorizing City Council’s Committee on Public Health & Human Services to hold hearings regarding the disproportionate numbers of seniors in congregate care settings who have passed away as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available
200339 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Global Opportunities and the Creative/Innovative Economy to hold public hearings on plans, procedures, and global best practices for restarting the economy in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.    Not available Not available
200340 0  ResolutionCalling on the Kenney Administration to delay the elimination of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, including its workforce, and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the principal supporters for the City's $3.4 billion creative arts industry, generating annual tax revenue of $157 Million, until Council completes the City's fiscal year 2021 Budget and Recovery Plan for the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available
200308 0  ResolutionCalling on the United States Congress and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to take immediate action to provide municipalities a comprehensive relief package to stabilize the local rental housing market and support property owners.    Not available Not available
200311 0  ResolutionSupporting Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro in his call to all landlords in the Commonwealth and Philadelphia to provide aid to their tenants during the Covid-19 crisis and throughout its aftermath.    Not available Not available
200312 0  ResolutionUrging the President, Senate, and House of Representatives to amend the CARES Act to provide that U.S citizens with immigrant spouses who file joint taxes are eligible to receive economic stimulus payments for both adults and any dependent children, even if the immigrant spouse does not have a Social Security number.    Not available Not available
200313 0  ResolutionUrging the City Health Commissioner to issue an emergency order, under the authority vested in Section 6-205 and Section 8-407 of The Philadelphia Code, requiring hospitals and other healthcare institutions to provide an adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees during the duration of the novel coronavirus pandemic.    Not available Not available
200333 0  ResolutionRecognizing May 17 to May 23, 2020 as National Emergency Medical Services Week in the City of Philadelphia, and further honoring the Philadelphia Paramedics on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available
200334 0  ResolutionResolution authorizing the joint City Council Committees on Public Safety and Commerce and Economic Development to hold public hearings on the safe re-opening of small businesses along commercial corridors, particularly restaurants that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available
200335 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the Share Food Program, for providing emergency food relief to the vulnerable populations of Philadelphia over the past 34 years, and for further increasing their efforts to bring nutritious food to our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available
200336 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committees on Finance and on Commerce & Economic Development to hold joint hearings regarding Philadelphia’s safe, equitable, and robust economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.    Not available Not available
200338 0  ResolutionAuthorizing City Council’s Committee on Public Health & Human Services to hold hearings regarding the disproportionate numbers of seniors in congregate care settings who have passed away as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available
200339 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Global Opportunities and the Creative/Innovative Economy to hold public hearings on plans, procedures, and global best practices for restarting the economy in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.    Not available Not available
200340 0  ResolutionCalling on the Kenney Administration to delay the elimination of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, including its workforce, and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the principal supporters for the City's $3.4 billion creative arts industry, generating annual tax revenue of $157 Million, until Council completes the City's fiscal year 2021 Budget and Recovery Plan for the COVID-19 pandemic.    Not available Not available