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Meeting Name: CITY COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/7/2021 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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210821 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a resolution confirming the reappointment of Brian J. McCormick as a member of the Board of Ethics, to serve in the term ending November 16, 2026.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
210822 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a resolution authorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2553 Kern Street located in the 1st Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
210823 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting an ordinance amending Section 2 of an Ordinance (Bill No. 170002) approved May 22, 2017, entitled “An Ordinance Authorizing the revision of lines and grades on a portion of City Plan No. 269 by relocating the easterly houseline of University Avenue, from a point approximately five hundred forty five feet north of Curie Boulevard to a point approximately two hundred thirty six feet further northwardly therefrom, a variable distance eastwardly, thereby widening said University Avenue, under certain terms and conditions, including the dedication to the City, without cost and free and clear of all encumbrances, of the bed of the said widened portion of University Avenue,” by extending the period for compliance with the terms and conditions stated therein.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
210824 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting an ordinance authorizing an increase in the non-electoral indebtedness of the City within the Pennsylvania constitutional limit; authorizing the Bond Committee to sell bonds at public or private negotiated sale, to provide funds toward various capital municipal purposes; providing for appropriations to the Sinking Fund Commission for the payment of such bonds; and authorizing agreements to provide credit or payment or liquidity sources for the bonds in connection with issuance of the bonds, and certain other actions.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
210825 0  COMMUNICATIONOctober 6, 2021 TO THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA: Pursuant to Sections 4-604 and 2-307 of the Home Rule Charter, I am today transmitting to the Council the recommendation of the City Planning Commission on the following bills: Bill No. 210629 Bill No. 210633 - Approval with Amendments Bill No. 210689 - Not for approval Respectfully submitted, JAMES F. KENNEY MayorREAD AND FILED   Action details Not available
210798 0  BillAmending Bill No. 200351, entitled “An Ordinance authorizing the operation of sidewalk cafes during the COVID-19 emergency until December 31, 2020 in areas of the City where such activity currently must be otherwise authorized by special ordinance, and allowing expanded activity by currently licensed sidewalk café operations,” as amended by Bill No. 200497, to further extend the date Bill No. 200351 will remain in effect, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210799 0  BillAmending Bill No. 200352, entitled “An Ordinance amending Chapter 11-100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled ‘General Provisions,’ to authorize the Streets Department to permit closure of the public right-of-way,” during the COVID-19 emergency as amended by Bill No. 200498, to further extend the date Bill No. 200352 will remain in effect, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210809 0  ResolutionRecognizing October 18-24, 2021 as National Estate Planning Awareness Week.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210810 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the United Age Group Track Club Association (UAGTCA) for its dedication to the development of young track and field athletes; and further authorizing the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs to hold public hearings on the state of track facilities in the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210811 0  ResolutionRecognizing the 7th Ward Tribute, an artistic installation project paying homage to the remarkable Black history of Philadelphia’s 7th Ward, for its dedication to preserving Black history and culture in Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210812 0  ResolutionHonoring Anne Ewers, on the occasion of her retirement as President and CEO of the Kimmel Center, Inc., for 14 years of outstanding service to the Philadelphia cultural community and to the entire City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210813 0  ResolutionAlso naming the 2000 block of Christian Street “Father John Van de Paer Way” to honor the life and legacy of Father John Van de Paer.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210814 0  ResolutionAlso naming the 2300 block of South 21st Street “Ronald R. Donatucci Sr. Way” to honor the life and legacy of Ronald R. Donatucci, Senior.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210800 0  BillAmending Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Parking Regulations and Penalties,” to add a new section entitled “Parking for Qualified School Employees,” to provide parking for certain school employees at certain locations; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210801 0  BillAmending Section 2 of an Ordinance (Bill No. 170002) approved May 22, 2017, entitled “An Ordinance authorizing the revision of lines and grades on a portion of City Plan No. 269 by relocating the easterly houseline of University Avenue, from a point approximately five-hundred forty-five feet north of Curie Boulevard to a point approximately two-hundred thirty-six feet further northwardly therefrom, a variable distance eastwardly, thereby widening said University Avenue, under certain terms and conditions, including the dedication to the City, without cost and free and clear of all encumbrances, of the bed of the said widened portion of University Avenue,” by extending the period for compliance with the terms and conditions stated therein.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210815 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Education to hold hearings on the procurement, contracting and management processes of the School District of Philadelphia for student busing to establish what if any errors, omissions or lessons learned can be derived from the systematic failure of contracted busing to deliver students on time and ready to learn.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210816 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Champion of the Week, Northeast High School Boys Volleyball team, on their successful 2020-2021 season and their Philadelphia Public League Championship win.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210802 0  BillAmending Section 12-1120 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Abandoned Vehicles,” to authorize Public Safety Officers to authorize the removal of abandoned vehicles, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210808 0  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Oxford Avenue, Shelmire Avenue, Rising Sun Avenue (extended), Solly Avenue (extended), the County Line, Borbeck Avenue, Hasbrook Avenue, and Hartel Avenue.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210817 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 2553 Kern Street located in the 1st Councilmanic District in accordance with the terms of Chapter 16-700 of The Philadelphia Code.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210818 0  ResolutionDesignating the week of Sunday, October 10 through Saturday, October 16, 2021 as “Italian American Heritage Week” in the City of Philadelphia and honoring Joe Piscopo as the Grand Marshall of the 2021 Philadelphia Italian American Parade. This year, the parade is also dedicated to the life and legacy of Anna C. Verna, longtime City Councilmember, a lifelong supporter of the Italian American Parade.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210803 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of: Shawnee street and Abington avenue; Chestnut Hill avenue and Bethlehem pike; Highland avenue and Germantown avenue and Tohopeka lane; Ardleigh street and Southampton street; Springfield avenue and St. Martins lane; Meade street and Shawnee street.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210804 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of: Mentor street and Windrim avenue; Pelham road and Mower street.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210805 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of: Sulis street and N. 2nd street; Ashdale street and N. 4th street; Rittenhouse street to Wissahickon street.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210806 0  BillEstablishing parking regulations in the vicinity of: Tioga street and N. 15th street;Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210807 0  BillTo amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Penn Street, Morris Street, Coulter Street, and Priscilla Street.Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
210819 0  ResolutionHonoring Frances Piller for her dedicated service to the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210820 0  ResolutionCalling on the U.S. Department of Education to resolve bureaucratic errors within the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program which have led to the exclusion of qualified veterans and other public servants.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
210681 0  BillApproving the 2021-2022 Neighborhood Preservation Initiative Program Statement and Budget, which addresses the expenditure of $100 million by various agencies in the first year of the Neighborhood Preservation Initiative Program, and approving a Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plan 2021-2022, the City’s consolidated housing and housing-related expenditures plan, to incorporate the Program Statement and Budget into the Action Plan.SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
210681 0  BillApproving the 2021-2022 Neighborhood Preservation Initiative Program Statement and Budget, which addresses the expenditure of $100 million by various agencies in the first year of the Neighborhood Preservation Initiative Program, and approving a Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plan 2021-2022, the City’s consolidated housing and housing-related expenditures plan, to incorporate the Program Statement and Budget into the Action Plan.ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
210684 0  BillAuthorizing, generally, the continued issuance and sale by the City of Philadelphia of Gas Works Revenue Notes of the City, prescribing the forms of notes and providing for their execution and payment, pledging certain revenues of the Gas Works as security, adopting a rate covenant and directing the imposition and collection of rates and charges sufficient to comply therewith, prescribing the conditions precedent to the issuance of specific series of notes, including a resolution passed by the Bond Committee providing for establishment of credit support for notes, providing for designation of a fiscal agent and sinking fund depositary, providing for establishment of a sinking fund and its management, providing remedies upon default, and providing for amendments and modifications.SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
210684 0  BillAuthorizing, generally, the continued issuance and sale by the City of Philadelphia of Gas Works Revenue Notes of the City, prescribing the forms of notes and providing for their execution and payment, pledging certain revenues of the Gas Works as security, adopting a rate covenant and directing the imposition and collection of rates and charges sufficient to comply therewith, prescribing the conditions precedent to the issuance of specific series of notes, including a resolution passed by the Bond Committee providing for establishment of credit support for notes, providing for designation of a fiscal agent and sinking fund depositary, providing for establishment of a sinking fund and its management, providing remedies upon default, and providing for amendments and modifications.ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
210681 0  BillApproving the 2021-2022 Neighborhood Preservation Initiative Program Statement and Budget, which addresses the expenditure of $100 million by various agencies in the first year of the Neighborhood Preservation Initiative Program, and approving a Substantial Amendment to the Annual Action Plan 2021-2022, the City’s consolidated housing and housing-related expenditures plan, to incorporate the Program Statement and Budget into the Action Plan.ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
210684 0  BillAuthorizing, generally, the continued issuance and sale by the City of Philadelphia of Gas Works Revenue Notes of the City, prescribing the forms of notes and providing for their execution and payment, pledging certain revenues of the Gas Works as security, adopting a rate covenant and directing the imposition and collection of rates and charges sufficient to comply therewith, prescribing the conditions precedent to the issuance of specific series of notes, including a resolution passed by the Bond Committee providing for establishment of credit support for notes, providing for designation of a fiscal agent and sinking fund depositary, providing for establishment of a sinking fund and its management, providing remedies upon default, and providing for amendments and modifications.ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
210755 0  ResolutionDeclaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210785 0  ResolutionSupporting the workers of the Department of Homeland Security contractor Triple Canopy in their reasonable demands for improved working conditions, particularly their protection from hair discrimination.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210786 0  ResolutionRecognizing Wednesday, October 6, 2021, as Energy Efficiency Day in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210787 0  ResolutionRecognizing and congratulating Erin O’ Brien-Hofmann for receiving a 2021 Tradeswomen Heroes Award from the National Association of Building Trades Unions.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210788 0  ResolutionJoining Mural Arts Philadelphia in celebrating October as Mural Arts Month in Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210789 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the City Council Committees on Children & Youth and Education to hold public hearings on the search and hiring process for the next Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, and the role that the perspectives of families, students, teachers, school administrators, paraprofessionals, support staff, and community members must play throughout the search process.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210790 0  ResolutionCondemning the inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants at the border and urging the Biden administration to immediately suspend all deportations of Haitians, expedite the release of Haitian immigrants held in U.S. immigration facilities, uphold the right to seek asylum, and ensure a clean pathway to citizenship for essential workers, Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and their families in all economic recovery legislation including through budget reconciliation.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210791 0  ResolutionAlso naming the 5200 block of West Berks Street as “Charles ‘Chucky’ Rainey, Jr., Way,” in honor of Charles Rainey, Jr., to commemorate his legacy as the “Ambassador of Wynnefield” and long-time dedication to the residents of the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210793 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the contributions of Dorothy Bolden to the National Domestic Workers Alliance, labor organizing, and advocacy for workers’ rights; and further proclaiming October 13th as “Dorothy Bolden Day” in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210794 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Land Bank deeds conveying title to certain properties located in the Third Councilmanic District pursuant to the requirements of the Commonwealth Land Bank Act.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210795 0  ResolutionCongratulating and honoring the Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander School for being recognized by the United States Department of Education as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210796 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Champion of the Week, Julia R Masterman’s Boys Tennis team, on their successful 2021 season and finishing second in the PIAA 2A State Playoffs.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210797 0  ResolutionProclaiming October 7, 2021, as William Still Day in the City of Philadelphia in honor of what would have been his 200th Birthday.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210636-A 0  BillAmending Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Traffic Code,” to clarify the appropriate methods and circumstances of enforcement of traffic violations in order to provide for the fair and transparent administration of the traffic violations, prevent racial disparities, and protect public safety, and making certain technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.READ   Action details Not available
210636-A 1  BillAmending Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Traffic Code,” to clarify the appropriate methods and circumstances of enforcement of traffic violations in order to provide for the fair and transparent administration of the traffic violations, prevent racial disparities, and protect public safety, and making certain technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.AMENDED   Action details Not available
210636-A 1  BillAmending Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Traffic Code,” to clarify the appropriate methods and circumstances of enforcement of traffic violations in order to provide for the fair and transparent administration of the traffic violations, prevent racial disparities, and protect public safety, and making certain technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
210810 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the United Age Group Track Club Association (UAGTCA) for its dedication to the development of young track and field athletes; and further authorizing the Committee on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs to hold public hearings on the state of track facilities in the City of Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210815 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Education to hold hearings on the procurement, contracting and management processes of the School District of Philadelphia for student busing to establish what if any errors, omissions or lessons learned can be derived from the systematic failure of contracted busing to deliver students on time and ready to learn.ADOPTED   Action details Not available