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Meeting Name: CITY COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/4/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
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: Minutes Minutes  
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210073 0  BillProviding for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter providing for expansion of the Board of License and Inspection Review, 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
210084 0  ResolutionCommending the Philadelphia 76ers in creating the Buy Black Program to support Black-owned small businesses.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210085 0  ResolutionProposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter providing for expansion of the Board of License and Inspection Review; and providing for the submission of the proposed amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210086 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Philadelphia natives Sinceré Harris and Erin Wilson for their new positions as White House Liaison for the Environmental Protection Agency and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs and Strategy.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210087 0  ResolutionRecognizing February 2021 as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Awareness Month in Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210088 0  ResolutionCommemorating the life and legacy of community activist Russell Meddin, whose tireless advocacy for vibrant public space and public bike share led to millions of Philadelphians enjoying and celebrating the City of Philadelphia’s public trails and provided a powerful model of civic engagement for the nation and the world.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210074 0  BillRepealing Chapter 21-1200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Police Advisory Board,” and replacing it with a new Chapter 21-1200 that reconstitutes and renames the board as the “Citizens Police Oversight Commission,” and, as authorized by the Charter, provides for the Commission’s appointment, the powers and duties of the Commission and the manner in which the Commission and other officers, employees, and agencies shall fulfill their respective responsibilities with respect to the Commission, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210089 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council Committee on Public Safety to hold public hearings examining the feasibility of a multi-state reciprocity program for witness relocation using United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Public Housing Agency (PHA) properties.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210090 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council Committee on Public Safety to hold public hearings to examine more equitable solutions to crime scene cleanup policies that place the logistical and financial burden on the families of homicide victims.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210075 0  BillAmending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Zoning and Planning,” by revising and clarifying certain provisions and making technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210076 0  BillAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, to convey to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development a parcel of land situate at 2401 Chestnut Street, for further conveyance, and authorizing the plotting upon City Plan No. 307 a right-of-way for bridge repair, maintenance and/or reconstruction purposes and for stormwater sewer and drainage purposes, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210077 0  BillAuthorizing transfers in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021 from the General Fund, the Council to the General Fund, the Department of Planning and Development.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210078 0  BillAmending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Zoning and Planning,” by revising and clarifying certain provisions and making technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210079 0  BillAuthorizing The Philadelphia Municipal Authority, and The Philadelphia Gas Works by Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation (solely in its capacity as Operator and Manager of the City-owned Philadelphia Gas Works), to enter into certain transactions and contracts regarding the lease and license of portions of the premises located at 5000 Summerdale Avenue and 5501 Whitaker Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the use of The Philadelphia Gas Works, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210080 0  BillAmending Section 20-610 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Statement of Financial Interests,” by revising the required conditions and information for filing, under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210091 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council Committee on Intergenerational Affairs and Aging to hold public hearings examining solutions to the ongoing housing crisis impacting senior Philadelphians.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210092 0  ResolutionHonoring Stephanie Resnick on her receipt of the prestigious Judge Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee in Philadelphia for her distinguished legal career.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210093 0  ResolutionRecognizing the work of William R. Sasso upon his transition from his role as Chairman of Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young to Chairman Emeritus.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210094 0  ResolutionAppointing Andrew Goodman to the board of directors of the Philadelphia Land Bank.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210095 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council Committee on Public Safety to hold hearings to review the motor vehicle stop of a young mother and her two-year old son and resulting police activities as well as other incidents that arose following the police killing of Walter Wallace.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210096 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating the St Joseph’s Preparatory School Football Team, on their successful 2020 season and overall 6-0 record in the Philadelphia Catholic League.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210097 0  ResolutionThanking Congress for passing the Save Our Stages Act and urging the Small Business Administration to equitably promote and distribute funds while continuing to support and invest in the arts and culture sector.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210081 0  BillAmending Chapter 9-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Property Licenses and Owner Accountability;” Section A-906, entitled “Property License Fees;” Chapter 14-604, entitled “Accessory Uses and Structures;” and Chapter 19-2400, entitled “Hotel Room Rental Tax,” to add and revise provisions related to the use of properties for limited lodging and hotel purposes and to the collection of hotel rental taxes in connection therewith; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210098 0  ResolutionAppointing Chris Barnes to the Board of Directors for the South Street Headhouse District.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210099 0  ResolutionAppointing Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman to the Board of Directors for the South Street Headhouse District.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210100 0  ResolutionAppointing Adam Zaken to the Board of Directors for the South Street Headhouse District.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210101 0  ResolutionAppointing Allison Harvey Hindman to the Board of Directors for the South Street Headhouse District.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210102 0  ResolutionAppointing Monica Thompson to the Board of Directors for the South Street Headhouse District.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210103 0  ResolutionAppointing Adam Shapiro to the Board of Directors for the South Street Headhouse District.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210082 0  BillAmending Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Contracts and Procurement,” by amending Chapter 17-1400, entitled “Non-Competitively Bid Contracts; Financial Assistance,” to provide procedures applicable to the awarding of contracts to non-City providers of vaccine doses for COVID-19 and related variants, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210104 0  ResolutionRecognizing February 7, 2021 as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and honoring the work of Bebashi in providing access to culturally sensitive high-quality healthcare, HIV/AIDS services, health education, and social services.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210105 0  ResolutionRecognizing the week of February 1, 2021 to February 7, 2021 as National Gun Violence Survivors Week to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence, and uplift the resilient voices of survivors in Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210083 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-2600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Business Income and Receipts Taxes,” by expanding the distressed business tax credit to include businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210106 0  ResolutionExpressing support for longtime Philadelphia news anchor Ukee Washington, and standing with all impacted employees at CBS3, amid reports of gross misconduct at the network.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210008 0  ResolutionHonoring the 90th North Atlantic Regional Conference of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Declaring March 4, 2021 as “Alpha Kappa Alpha Day” in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210009 0  ResolutionHonoring the African American Children’s Book Project on the Occasion of its 29th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210011 0  ResolutionCalling on Congress to pass HR 6422 to create a National Infrastructure Bank.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210012 0  ResolutionHonoring the life and legacy of Ted Kirsch for his lifelong commitment to educating children, empowering and supporting teachers, and strengthening the Labor movement.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210013 0  ResolutionHonoring and celebrating Philadelphia’s Living Legends: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Rev. Gregory Holston, Rev. Mark Tyler, Deputy Police Commissioner Melvin Singleton, State Representative Joanna McClinton, and the Doctors of the Black Doctors Consortium, who were the “Guiding Lights” of the year 2020 and are trailblazers and leaders in their respective fields of medicine, research, politics, religion, the justice system and community outreach, as part of the commemoration of Black History Month.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210014 0  ResolutionHonoring the life and legacy of esteemed Philadelphia entrepreneur and restauranteur, KeVen Parker.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210015 0  ResolutionHonoring Henry Aaron for a lifetime of pioneering achievements as a professional athlete and civil rights champion.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210016 0  ResolutionAlso naming the 1300 block of South Street “KeVen Parker Way,” to honor and celebrate the legacy of KeVen Parker.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210017 0  ResolutionAlso naming the 7000 block of Woodland Avenue “Paul ‘Earthquake’ Moore Way” to honor and celebrate Paul “Earthquake” Moore for a lifetime of devoted service to the Southwest Philadelphia community.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210018 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2001 Pemberton Street located in the 2nd Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210019 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 833 E. Madison Street located in the Seventh Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210020 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 1736 and 1738 Bodine Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210021 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 1907 N. Phillip Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210022 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2006 N Lawrence Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210023 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2031 Orkney Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210024 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2034 Hope Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210025 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2249 Waterloo Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210026 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2451 N 6th Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210027 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2661 N Orianna Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210028 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 4257 N Fairhill Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210029 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 4338 Tackawanna Street located in the 7th Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210035 0  ResolutionRecognizing the outstanding work of Deborah Diamond as President of Campus Philly upon her departure from the organization.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210036 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Dr. Rachel Levine upon her appointment to Assistant Health Secretary in the administration of President Joseph Biden and recognizing her outstanding contributions to the safety and health of Pennsylvanians during the Covid-19 pandemic.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210037 0  ResolutionRecognizing AJC Philadelphia for its work with We Are Here! and ORT in the 2021 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
210038 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the creation of a Zoning Code Review Commission to evaluate and recommend improvements to Philadelphia’s Zoning Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210039 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring Paul Deegan on his retirement, after more than 30 years of service to PIDC and more than 45 total years of service to the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210040 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Land Bank deeds conveying title to certain properties located in the First Councilmanic District pursuant to the requirements of the Commonwealth Land Bank Act.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210042 0  ResolutionSupporting House Resolution 25, which would initiate investigations and call for the sanction, including removal from the House of Representatives, of members who have sought to overturn the 2020 Presidential election.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210043 0  ResolutionHonoring and recognizing Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett for her leadership and achievement on the National Institutes of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine research.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210044 0  ResolutionHonoring and recognizing Stacey Abrams for her leadership as the founder of Fair Fight Action and The New Georgia Project, and her achievement in fighting voter suppression.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210047 0  ResolutionHonoring and celebrating the legendary record label, Philadelphia International Records, on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210089 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council Committee on Public Safety to hold public hearings examining the feasibility of a multi-state reciprocity program for witness relocation using United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Public Housing Agency (PHA) properties.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available
210090 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council Committee on Public Safety to hold public hearings to examine more equitable solutions to crime scene cleanup policies that place the logistical and financial burden on the families of homicide victims.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available
210091 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council Committee on Intergenerational Affairs and Aging to hold public hearings examining solutions to the ongoing housing crisis impacting senior Philadelphians.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available
210095 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council Committee on Public Safety to hold hearings to review the motor vehicle stop of a young mother and her two-year old son and resulting police activities as well as other incidents that arose following the police killing of Walter Wallace.ADOPTED & REFERRED   Action details Not available