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Meeting Name: CITY COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/30/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Room 400
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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200113 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a resolution proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to create the Department of Fleet Services, to transfer the functions of certain City agencies with respect to motor vehicles to the newly-created Department and to provide for additional duties of he Department; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
200114 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a resolution providing 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 provide for the creation of a Department of Fleet Services, to provide for the powers and duties of such Department, and to otherwise provide for incorporation of the Department into the City government; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
200075 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 provide for the creation of a Department of Fleet Services, to provide for the powers and duties of such Department, and to otherwise provide for incorporation of the Department into the City government; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200076 0  BillProviding for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter calling on the Police Department to eliminate the practice of unconstitutional stop and frisk, as approved by Resolution of the City Council; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot question 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
200077 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 provide that City elected officials may become candidates for nomination or election to public office without first resigning from their City office, and to provide for a limitation on Councilmembers’ and the City Controller’s terms in office; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200078 0  BillAmending Title 2 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “City-County Consolidation,” by amending Section 2-112, entitled “City Commissioners,” to provide for a limitation on City Commissioners’ terms of office; by adding a new Section 2-114, entitled “Sheriff,” to provide for a limitation on the Sheriff’s terms in office; and providing for submission of such amendments for the approval or disapproval of the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot question to be voted on; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200082 0  BillAmending Section 14-303 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Common Procedures and Requirements,” by providing for additional requirements with respect to the granting of variances by the Zoning Board of Adjustment; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200079 0  ResolutionProposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to create the Department of Fleet Services, to transfer the functions of certain City agencies with respect to motor vehicles to the newly-created Department and to provide for additional duties of the Department; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200080 0  ResolutionProposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter calling on the Police Department to eliminate the practice of unconstitutional stop and frisk; and providing for the submission of the proposed amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200081 0  ResolutionProposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide that City elected officials may become candidates for nomination or election to public office without first resigning from their City office, and to provide for a limitation on Councilmembers’ and the City Controller’s terms in office; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200096 0  ResolutionInitiating action to establish a neighborhood improvement district in an area that generally includes both sides of North Broad Street from the north side of Spring Garden Street to the south side of Indiana Avenue (excluding the 2700-2900 blocks on the west side of the street), beginning with 510 North Broad Street and continuing to 2929 North Broad Street, and certain blocks of streets that intersect portions of these streets; designating North Broad Renaissance (the legal name of which is Avenue North Renaissance, Inc.), which has organized itself as a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, as the Neighborhood Improvement District Management Association for the District; approving a plan for and report concerning the District; authorizing the Director of Commerce, on behalf of the City, to execute an agreement with North Broad Renaissance relating to the District; and authorizing North Broad Renaissance 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 CommunitIntroduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200097 0  ResolutionRecognizing January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - Pennsylvania Chapter for their work promoting awareness about cervical cancer.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200098 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Labor & Civil Service to hold hearings regarding the safety and well-being of workers in the Sanitation Division of the Streets Department.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200099 0  ResolutionRecognizing, honoring and celebrating the extraordinary career and legacy of Blondell Reynolds Brown, member of Philadelphia City Council from 2000-2020.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200100 0  ResolutionRecognizing January as “National Human Trafficking Awareness Month” in Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200101 0  ResolutionDeclaring Philadelphia “the City of Sisterly Love” for 2020 in tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution recognizing women’s suffrage.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200083 0  BillAmending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," by enacting a new Chapter 9-1800, entitled "Youth Residential Facility," to require an Opening Plan to be approved by an officer or department designated by the Mayor prior to the opening or operation of any residential facility housing youth, all to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the youth, under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200102 0  ResolutionDeclaring January 30, 2020 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
200084 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-1300 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Real Estate Taxes,” by modifying the requirements regarding eligibility based on tax compliance in order to apply for certain tax abatements, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200103 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Education to hold hearings to evaluate the efficacy of programs, services, initiatives and other supports that will be needed to support students in completing their community college degrees, and investigate the opportunities to establish and enhance partnerships between the City of Philadelphia and the Community College of Philadelphia to establish career track degree programs that result in employment with the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200085 0  BillEstablishing a no parking regulation on Kingsessing Avenue, from Cemetery Avenue to South 62nd Street.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200086 0  BillEstablishing a no parking regulation in the vicinity of Cemetery and Kingsessing Avenues.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200087 0  BillAmending Section 9-205 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Sidewalk Sales,” to permit vending in certain areas in the vicinity of 56th Street between Haverford Avenue and Vine Street, 57th Street between Haverford Avenue and Vine Street, and Vine street between 56th Street and 57th Street, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200104 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the contributions of W.E.B. DuBois to higher education, preserving African American history, and his study of African American life; and further proclaiming the last Monday of February of each year as “W.E.B. DuBois Day” in the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200105 0  ResolutionUrging the Pennsylvania General Assembly to enact House Bill 2140, which would protect against construction-related damage to adjoining properties by requiring contractors to purchase surety bonds.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200088 0  BillAmending Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Finance, Taxes, and Collections,” to revise certain provisions of Section 19-1605 to provide parameters for reducing the accumulated indebtedness of customers who participate in the Income-Based Water Rate Assistance Program.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200089 0  BillAmending Title 13 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Water and Sewer,” to revise certain provisions of Section 13-901 to impose restrictions on the termination of service.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200106 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Brian A. Hudson, Sr. on the occasion of his retirement following 45 years of loyal and dedicated service to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the citizens of the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200107 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless to conduct hearings to consider how programs and policies of the Philadelphia Water Department and the Philadelphia Department keep cost-burdened families safe and healthy in their homes.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200090 0  BillAmending Chapter 9-3400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Energy Conservation,” by amending Section 9-3403, entitled “Solar Panel Incentives,” amending certain definitions, under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200108 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on People with Disabilities and Special Needs to hold hearings to examine current and best practices on secondary transition services for Philadelphia public school students.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200109 0  ResolutionAuthorizing City Council’s Committee on Commerce & Economic Development to hold hearings regarding comprehensive qualitative and quantitative efforts to improve the ease of doing business in the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200110 0  ResolutionSupporting the National League of Cities’ Leading Together Cities Agenda for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200111 0  ResolutionCelebrating the lives of Philadelphia area native and basketball phenom, Kobe Bryant, and that of his daughter Gianna Bryant, upon their tragic passing and honoring a distinguished legacy of athletic excellence and off-court leadership.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200091 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of: S. 13th street and Kimball street; Juniper street and Catharine street; Carpenter street and S. 6th street; East Passyunk avenue and Kimball street; S. 12th street and Catharine street.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200092 0  BillAuthorizing Independence Park Hotel (“Owner”) to construct, own, and maintain a proposed exterior building ramp at 235 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (“Property”), all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200093 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of: N. 3rd street and Fairmount avenue; Wildey street and Marlborough street; George street and N. 2nd street; Salmon street and Columbia avenue; Montgomery avenue and Wildey street; Orianna street and George street.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200094 0  BillAmending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Zoning and Planning,” to revise certain provisions of Section 14-500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Overlay Zoning Districts," by modifying the /CTR, Center City Overlay District, Society Hill Area to create additional standards concerning height, parking, signs, and special reviews, and making related changes, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200095 0  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Walnut Street, Front Street, South Street, and 8th Street, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
200112 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the 2019 Winners of PHL LIVE Center Stage.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
200041 0  ResolutionUrging the Social Security Administration (SSA) to withdraw its proposed rule to review disability benefit eligibility every two years, which would put thousands of people in danger of losing their benefits over the next ten years in the City of Philadelphia, and millions of people at risk across the United States, and expressing opposition to the proposed rule as inhumane and contrary to public health.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200047 0  ResolutionAuthorizing Council to retain counsel to file a lawsuit compelling the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to carry out its obligation to protect the citizens of Pennsylvania by enacting, or authorizing municipalities to enact, commonsense, constitutional legislation that addresses the public health crisis of gun violence.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200061 0  ResolutionSupporting the inclusion of Mifflin Square Park and the 7th Street Corridor in the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Communities Pilot Initiative, as proposed by the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200062 0  ResolutionAlso naming South Clarion Street, between Reed and Dickinson Streets, as “Anna DeFusco Way”.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200063 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the appointment of a Chief Ethics Officer for the Council of the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200064 0  ResolutionAuthorizing requests to the Law Department to represent City Council in appeals from decisions of the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment and, if the Law Department declines to render such services to City Council, authorizing the retention of outside counsel to provide such services.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200068 0  ResolutionApproving the reappointment of Andre McCoy to the Veterans Advisory Commission.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200097 0  ResolutionRecognizing January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - Pennsylvania Chapter for their work promoting awareness about cervical cancer.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200098 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Labor & Civil Service to hold hearings regarding the safety and well-being of workers in the Sanitation Division of the Streets Department.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available
200099 0  ResolutionRecognizing, honoring and celebrating the extraordinary career and legacy of Blondell Reynolds Brown, member of Philadelphia City Council from 2000-2020.ADOPTED BY STANDING VOTE   Action details Not available
200100 0  ResolutionRecognizing January as “National Human Trafficking Awareness Month” in Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200101 0  ResolutionDeclaring Philadelphia “the City of Sisterly Love” for 2020 in tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution recognizing women’s suffrage.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200102 0  ResolutionDeclaring January 30, 2020 Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200103 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Education to hold hearings to evaluate the efficacy of programs, services, initiatives and other supports that will be needed to support students in completing their community college degrees, and investigate the opportunities to establish and enhance partnerships between the City of Philadelphia and the Community College of Philadelphia to establish career track degree programs that result in employment with the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available
200104 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the contributions of W.E.B. DuBois to higher education, preserving African American history, and his study of African American life; and further proclaiming the last Monday of February of each year as “W.E.B. DuBois Day” in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200106 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Brian A. Hudson, Sr. on the occasion of his retirement following 45 years of loyal and dedicated service to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the citizens of the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
200107 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless to conduct hearings to consider how programs and policies of the Philadelphia Water Department and the Philadelphia Department keep cost-burdened families safe and healthy in their homes.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available
200108 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on People with Disabilities and Special Needs to hold hearings to examine current and best practices on secondary transition services for Philadelphia public school students.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available
200109 0  ResolutionAuthorizing City Council’s Committee on Commerce & Economic Development to hold hearings regarding comprehensive qualitative and quantitative efforts to improve the ease of doing business in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available
200111 0  ResolutionCelebrating the lives of Philadelphia area native and basketball phenom, Kobe Bryant, and that of his daughter Gianna Bryant, upon their tragic passing and honoring a distinguished legacy of athletic excellence and off-court leadership.ADOPTED BY STANDING VOTE   Action details Not available
200112 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the 2019 Winners of PHL LIVE Center Stage.ADOPTED   Action details Not available