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Meeting Name: CITY COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/8/2021 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/
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210280 0  BillAuthorizing the Procurement Commissioner to enter into a contract for the construction of a sewer and appurtenant work, required to provide public sewer service, in the 1600 block of Olive Street.    Action details Not available
210295 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Law & Government to hold hearings examining the decision to permanently move sheriff sales online, and further to explore the ramifications of and any unintended consequences that may arise from this decision.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210296 0  ResolutionRecognizing and supporting the health and wellness of Black mamas and birthing people by acknowledging April 11-17, 2021, as “Black Maternal Health Week”.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210297 0  ResolutionUrging the United States Senate to pass Senate Bill 1306, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019 (also known as the “PRO Act”), and affirming the right of workers to form unions and organize for higher wages, family-sustaining benefits, as well as safety, dignity, and respect at their workplace.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210281 0  BillAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, to acquire fee simple title or a lesser real estate interest from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to all or a portion of a parcel or parcels of land, bordered by Richmond Street to the north/northwest, Wheatsheaf to the east/northeast, I-95 to the west and the Northeast Treatment Plant to the south/southeast for water treatment or supply purposes or other purposes, under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210282 0  BillAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City, to acquire fee simple title, or a lesser interest in real estate, by purchase, dedication, donation, condemnation, agreement in lieu of condemnation, or otherwise, in parcels of land along the Delaware River and the Tacony-Holmesburg section of the Delaware River Trail, under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210298 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring James Harry Calamia for his exceptional service to the Roxborough Community as the Executive Director of the Roxborough Development Corporation.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210299 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring Keir Bradford-Grey for her astounding, impactful, and incomparable service to the City and its citizens as Chief Defender of the Defender Association of Philadelphia and congratulating her on her new role as Partner at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210300 0  ResolutionCalling upon the United States Congress to support the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan, a multi trillion-dollar plan to invest in American infrastructure and jobs over the next 8 years.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210301 0  ResolutionRecognizing April 2021 as Autism Acceptance and Awareness Month in the City of Philadelphia, and commending the Eagles Autism Foundation and Divine Providence Village for their vaccination initiative.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210302 0  ResolutionRecognizing and congratulating Gail Harrity for her 24 years of dedicated, effective, and transformative leadership as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210303 0  ResolutionRecognizing and celebrating Mental Health Partnerships on the 70th Anniversary of the organization’s founding.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210283 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-2600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Business Income and Receipts Taxes,” by changing the manner of imposition, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210284 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-2600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Business Income and Receipts Taxes,” by revising certain tax rates, under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210285 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-1500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Wage and Net Profits Tax,” by revising certain tax rates, under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210304 0  ResolutionCouncil calls on The Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives to grant Philadelphia the ability to provide needed regulatory relief to local bars, restaurants, and other liquor licensees. Regulatory relief in the form of extended bar hours and increased happy hours will allow establishments hit hard by state and local coronavirus related closures and capacity restrictions to make a full recovery and preserve thousands of local jobs.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210305 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating the West Catholic Preparatory High School Girls Basketball Team, the Lady Burrs, on winning the school's first ever PIAA state title against Mohawk with a 67-56 victory.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210286 0  BillEstablishing no truck parking and tow away zone regulations on Haldeman Avenue, both sides, from Clark Street to Red Lion Road, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210287 0  BillEstablishing no truck parking and tow away zone regulations on Tomlison Road, both sides, from Bustleton Avenue to Lindsay Street, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210288 0  BillEstablishing no truck parking and tow away zone regulations on Brookmont Road, both sides, from Ferndale Street to Medway Road, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210289 0  BillEstablishing no truck parking and tow away zone regulations on Bridle Road, both sides, from Brookmont Road to Bartlett Street, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210290 0  BillEstablishing no truck parking and tow away zone regulations on Chesworth Road, both sides, from Verree Road to Ferndale Street, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210291 0  BillEstablishing no truck parking and tow away zone regulations on Ferndale Street, both sides, from Jeanes Street to Red Lion Road, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210292 0  BillEstablishing no truck parking and tow away zone regulations on Greymont Street, both sides, from Jeanes Street to Ferndale Street, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210293 0  BillAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, to enter into a sublease agreement with Chestnut Street Realty Limited Partnership, LP, for use by the City, of a portion of the premises located at 1327-29 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
210294 0  BillAmending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, by amending Section 9-203 relating to Street Vendors, by prohibiting street vending on certain portions of East Passyunk Avenue and surrounding areas.    Action details Not available
210306 0  ResolutionResolution to bring to Philadelphia the main celebrations of the 250th Anniversaries of the Navy and Marine Corps.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210307 0  ResolutionApproving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the New Kensington-Fishtown Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 1824 East Huntingdon street; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with JR Complete Construction Inc. and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210308 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs to hold hearings on the City of Philadelphia’s Landmarks and Monuments Review process to propose changes to any landmarks or monuments in Philadelphia that are reminders or symbols of racism or bigotry; while elevating the city’s rich history and diversity.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210309 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council to hold hearings on the lack of diversity and inclusion on corporate boards in Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210310 0  ResolutionRecognizing April 24, 2021 as the 20th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to provide a safe and effective option for the disposal of unwanted, unused, or expired controlled substances; and to minimize the incidence of drug abuse and fatal overdoses in the City due to non-medical prescription drugs found in the homes of family and friends.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210311 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority deeds conveying fee simple title to certain City-owned lots or pieces of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon situate in the Eighth Councilmanic District of the City of Philadelphia and further authorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to transfer to the Philadelphia Land Bank fee simple title to such properties pursuant to Section 16-405 of The Philadelphia Code.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210312 0  ResolutionCalling on the School District of Philadelphia to help combat anti-Asian hate by providing Asian American history lessons during Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month in May to further educate and inform students of the rich history and contributions of Asian Americans.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210313 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Dr. Carmen Febo, the longtime Executive Director of Taller Puertorriqueno Inc., on the occasion of her upcoming retirement.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210314 0  ResolutionHonoring and recognizing Paul S. Beideman, the longtime President and CEO of Avenue of the Arts Inc., for his years of service in strengthening Philadelphia’s internationally recognized arts and culture scene upon the occasion of his upcoming retirement.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210315 0  ResolutionRecognizing qFLIX Philadelphia - the largest LGBTQ+ film festival in the mid-Atlantic region - and its parent organization qFLIX USA, and calling on Facebook to unlock the organization’s qFLIX Worcester account.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210139 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Taxes and Rents - General,” by adding required conditions and information for reporting adjustments to taxable income, under certain terms and conditions.SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
210139 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Taxes and Rents - General,” by adding required conditions and information for reporting adjustments to taxable income, under certain terms and conditions.ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
200625 1  BillAmending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions,” by adding a new Chapter 9-4700, to prohibit employers from requiring prospective employees to undergo testing for the presence of marijuana as a condition of employment, under certain terms and conditions.SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
200625 1  BillAmending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions,” by adding a new Chapter 9-4700, to prohibit employers from requiring prospective employees to undergo testing for the presence of marijuana as a condition of employment, under certain terms and conditions.ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
210139 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Taxes and Rents - General,” by adding required conditions and information for reporting adjustments to taxable income, under certain terms and conditions.READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
200625 1  BillAmending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions,” by adding a new Chapter 9-4700, to prohibit employers from requiring prospective employees to undergo testing for the presence of marijuana as a condition of employment, under certain terms and conditions.READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
210251 0  ResolutionRecognizing March 31, 2021 as International Transgender Day of Visibility to celebrate transgender and gender non-conforming people around the world, raise awareness about the unique struggles and discrimination they face, and honor their resilience and success.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210253 0  ResolutionCongratulating Esteban Vera Jr., on his appointment to SEPTA’s board of directors, making him the first Latino person to serve on the transit agency’s governing body.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210254 0  ResolutionRecognizing and congratulating Marcia L. Fudge on her confirmation to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210255 0  ResolutionRecognizing Philly Tech Sistas on their work to diversify the tech scene in Philadelphia, with special acknowledgement to Ashley Turner for leading the group and her dedication to this effort.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210256 0  ResolutionCelebrating the Selection of Jericho Brown's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poems, The Tradition, for the 2021 “One Book, One Philadelphia” Program.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210258 0  ResolutionHonoring the 150th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Fire Department.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210259 0  ResolutionHonoring the 250th Anniversary of the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210260 0  ResolutionHonoring and recognizing Fred Jenkins, Sr. for his work as a boxing coach and youth mentor and his retirement from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation after 45 years of service.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210261 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Diana C. Medley on the occasion of her retirement following 25 years of relentless dedication and service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210262 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring Herb Douglas, the oldest living African American Olympic medalist, for his many life achievements, on and off the track.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210263 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority deeds conveying fee simple title to certain City-owned lots or pieces of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon situate in the Second Councilmanic District of the City of Philadelphia and further authorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to transfer to the Philadelphia Land Bank fee simple title to such properties pursuant to Section 16-405 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210264 0  ResolutionHonoring the life and legacy of Charlie “Uncle Bip” Bernard, Dean of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, Political Director, Chief Moral Officer, and the Grandfather of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee, for his lifelong dedication to Philadelphia politics.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210265 0  ResolutionCalling all social media companies to take a proactive role in fighting the Gun Violence epidemic nationwide by monitoring and removing inciting posts off platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210266 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2001 N. Orianna 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
210267 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance and the Philadelphia Department of Human Services for their collaborative commitment to bring healing and justice to victims of child sexual abuse in Philadelphia and declaring April 2021 to be Child Abuse Prevention Month in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210268 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Deb Haaland on the occasion of her becoming the 54th United States Secretary of the Interior and the first Native American woman to lead a cabinet-level department, particularly one that is existential for Native tribes and people.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210270 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Philadelphia’s 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition Program Semifinalists. Thirty-eight students from nine of Philadelphia’s schools were named as Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition Program, demonstrating a strong commitment to academic excellence.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210271 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority deeds conveying fee simple title to certain City-owned lots or pieces of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon situate in the First Councilmanic District of the City of Philadelphia and further authorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to transfer to the Philadelphia Land Bank fee simple title to such properties pursuant to Section 16-405 of The Philadelphia Code.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210272 0  ResolutionRecognizing April 6, 2021 as National Library Workers Day to honor the commitment of library workers and the unique services they provide to local communities; and to support greater compensation and equality in libraries.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210273 0  ResolutionRecognizing the week of April 5, 2021 to April 11, 2021 as National Public Health Week to celebrate public health, highlight issues critical to building healthier communities, and thank public health workers during an especially unique year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210078-A 1  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.READ   Action details Not available
210078-A 2  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.AMENDED   Action details Not available
210078-A 2  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.ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   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.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
210001 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of: Dexter Street and Lyceum Avenue and Green Lane; Baker Street and Leverington Avenue; Apple Street and Shurs Lane; Boone Street and Markle Street and Roxborough Avenue; Conarroe Street and Pechin Street and Mitchell Street.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
210002 0  BillAmending 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.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
210118 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of Manton street and South 18th street and South 16th street and South 21st street; South 20th street and Ellsworth street; Carlisle street and Wharton street and Tasker street; Titan street and South 16th street and South 18th street.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
210119 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of South 15th street and Reed street; South 19th street and Reed street; South 18th street and Federal street; South 18th street and Morris street; Wharton street and South 22nd to South 17th street; Ellsworth street and South 22nd street; Morris street and South 17th street.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
210135-A 1  BillAmending Chapter 9-208 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Sidewalk Cafés” and Title 4, Subcode “A” of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Zoning and Use Registration Permits,” by adding new provisions allowing restaurants applying for a sidewalk café permit or temporary lot uses permit to allow outdoor entertainment; all under certain terms and conditions.READ   Action details Not available
210135-A 2  BillAmending Chapter 9-208 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Sidewalk Cafés” and Title 4, Subcode “A” of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Zoning and Use Registration Permits,” by adding new provisions allowing restaurants applying for a sidewalk café permit or temporary lot uses permit to allow outdoor entertainment; all under certain terms and conditions.AMENDED   Action details Not available
210135-A 2  BillAmending Chapter 9-208 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Sidewalk Cafés” and Title 4, Subcode “A” of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Zoning and Use Registration Permits,” by adding new provisions allowing restaurants applying for a sidewalk café permit or temporary lot uses permit to allow outdoor entertainment; all under certain terms and conditions.ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
210136 0  BillAuthorizing the Procurement Commissioner to enter into a contract for the construction of a sewer and appurtenant work, required to provide public sewer service, in the unit block of Osborn Street.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
210178 0  BillEstablishing a no truck parking regulation on both sides of Frontenac Street from Levick Street to Devereaux Avenue.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
210179 0  BillEstablishing a no truck parking regulation on Hammond Avenue between East Nedro Avenue and Crescentville Road.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
210180 0  BillAmending Section 9-213 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Farmers’ Markets,” by adding a permissible location, all under certain terms and conditions.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
210137 0  BillAmending Title 22 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Public Employees Retirement Code,” by creating an early retirement program for certain employees working in or with the Department of Commerce, Aviation Division, and making certain technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available