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Meeting Name: CITY COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/12/2022 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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220437 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a resolution approving the Rebuild Project Statement for Fiscal Years 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 pursuant to Bill No. 170206.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
220438 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting an ordinance authorizing the Commissioner of Public Property, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, to convey to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development, all or a portion of certain parcels of land in and about the area bounded by Wharton, 12th, Reed, and 11th Streets for further conveyance; to enter into a sublease agreement with the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development for use by the City of Philadelphia of a premises located at 1357 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and to acquire fee simple title or a lesser real estate interest by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, in a portion of certain parcels of land in and about the area bounded by Wharton, 12th, Reed, and 11th Streets; all under certain terms and conditions.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
220439 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting an ordinance amending Chapter 19-1500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Wage and Net Profits Tax,” by revising certain tax rates, under certain terms and conditions.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
220440 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting an ordinance Amending Section 19-1301.1 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Homestead Exclusion,” to increase the amount of the homestead exclusion, under certain terms and condition.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
220441 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting an ordinance amending Chapter 19-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Tax Exemptions for Longtime Owner-Occupants of Residential Properties,” to revise the cap on the total amount of exemptions authorized in the program, all under certain terms and conditions.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
220442 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a message advising Council that Bill Nos. 211020, 220190, 220222, and 220223, which were passed by Council on April 28, 2022, were signed by the Mayor on May 9, 2022.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
220443 0  COMMUNICATIONTransmitting a message advising Council that Bill No. 220291, which was passed by Council on May 5, 2022, was signed by the Mayor on May 9, 2022.READ AND FILED   Action details Not available
220408 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 an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the creation of the Division of Jobs and Training Opportunities within the Department of Commerce, to provide centralized services to Philadelphians seeking job and training opportunities in the public or private sectors; and, authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.Introduced   Action details Not available
220409 0  BillAmending Title 18 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Commerce,” by adding a new Chapter, entitled “Workforce Development Activity and Reporting,” to promote workforce development activity, and to require the Department of Commerce to report to Council certain aggregate information regarding employment rates and training opportunities, and to report on assessments of the economic impact of the City’s workforce development programs, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220410 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.Introduced   Action details Not available
220411 0  BillAmending Section 19-1301.1 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Homestead Exclusion,” to increase the amount of the homestead exclusion, under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220412 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-3900 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Tax Exemptions for Longtime Owner-Occupants of Residential Properties,” to revise the cap on the total amount of exemptions authorized in the program, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220423 0  ResolutionProposing an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to create the Division of Jobs and Training Opportunities within the Department of Commerce, to provide centralized services to Philadelphians seeking jobs and training opportunities in the public or private sectors; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.Introduced   Action details Not available
220424 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Commerce and Economic Development to hold hearings to examine the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on professional services, specifically barbershops and beauty salons; to assess the impact of the SABER grants administered by the Commerce Department; and to explore the creation of a new specialized grant program for barbershops and beauty salons.Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220425 0  ResolutionRecognizing May 14, 2022, as “Letter Carriers Food Collection Day” in the City of Philadelphia in Honor of their Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive.Introduced and Moved to Be Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules Suspended   Action details Not available
220414 0  BillAmending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Zoning and Planning,” by revising and clarifying certain landscaping requirements and provisions and making related technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220415 0  BillAmending Section A-703.2 of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Special Certificate of Inspection,” to include satisfaction of certain plumbing facilities and fixture requirements as means of certifying compliance with certain water quality requirements for issuance of special certificates of inspection, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220426 0  ResolutionHonoring twelve of Philadelphia’s emerging Asian American leaders: Lan Dinh, Chi-Ser Tran, Neil Makhija, Dr. Esther Hio-Tong Castillo, Stephanie Sun, Anne Ishii, Jennie Nam, Sreymum Sok, Sinta Storms, Thi Lam, Sheila Maddali, and Maia Weintraub for their deep commitment to empowering their communities, and their work in fighting for food sovereignty, dismantling barriers in social services, expanding economic opportunity and justice, investing in community-based arts, advancing representation in sports, and protecting civil rights on the occasion of Asian American and Pacific Islander History Month.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220427 0  ResolutionHonoring Philadelphia-born author, podcaster, cultural critic, media trailblazer, and Peabody award winner Phil Yu, founder of “Angry Asian Man,” a destination website on Asian American pop culture, politics, sports, and more, and co-author of the New York Times best seller Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the 90s to Now.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220416 0  BillAmending Chapter 10-100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Animals,” to revise certain provisions relating to the ownership of chickens, roosters, and hens; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220417 0  BillAmending Title 14 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Zoning and Planning,” by revising Section 14-303(11A), entitled “Registered Community Organizations,” by establishing a fund to be used by Registered Community Organizations to obtain legal representation for hearings and appeals before the Zoning Board of Adjustments, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220428 0  ResolutionCelebrating Joel Embiid as MVP: “Most Valuable Philadelphian.”Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220418 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   Action details Not available
220429 0  ResolutionAlso naming the 1500 block of Lombard Avenue as Wesley Way, to commemorate the historic Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church and/or one of the most influential Pastors in the church’s history- Rev. Alfred G. Dunston.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220430 0  ResolutionUrging the United States Congress to pass the Judiciary Act of 2021, to restore the integrity of the United States Supreme Court by adding four new seats.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220431 0  ResolutionCalling upon the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pass HB140, the Parking Protected Bike Lane and Plaza bill, to empower municipalities to buffer bike lanes with parking on state roads.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220432 0  ResolutionRecognizing May 15-20, 2022 as the inaugural Multicultural Media Professionals Week in the City of Philadelphia.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220433 0  ResolutionApplauding Philadelphia’s selection as a participant city in the Municipalities Reimagining Community Safety Initiative.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220419 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 Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID) to all or a portion of a parcel or parcels of land located in and about the area bounded by 56th Street, Lindbergh Boulevard, 61st Street, Passyunk Avenue, and the Schuylkill River and to grant an easement to PAID for access across the parcel for the construction and maintenance of an accessway, all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220420 0  BillAmending Section 12-701 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Designation of Bicycle Lanes,” to authorize bicycle lanes on Lindbergh boulevard between 58th street and 65th street; and making associated changes to lanes of travel within the same limits; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220435 0  ResolutionDesignating May 15, 2022 the Inaugural Day of Serenity in the City of Philadelphia, providing communities disproportionately impacted by gun violence the opportunity to gather in peace and healing.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220436 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Children and Youth to hold hearings -addressing the findings of the Enough is Enough Students (EIE) Against Gun Violence Campaigns survey which aims to address the experiences of Philadelphia high school students surrounding gun violence in the city.Introduced   Action details Not available
220421 0  BillAmending Chapter 19-2900 of Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Senior Citizen Low Income Special Tax Provisions,” by extending the deadline for low-income seniors to apply for a refund or forgiveness of Real Estate Taxes, under certain terms and conditions.Introduced (By Request) and Ordered Placed on Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220413 0  BillAmending Section 19-1303 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Discounts and Additions to Tax," by tolling additions, interest and penalties on real estate tax when the assessed value of property is under appeal and limiting tax payments due based on certain assessments under appeal; all under certain terms and conditions.Introduced   Action details Not available
220422 0  ResolutionUrging the School District of Philadelphia to enhance its maternity leave program.Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar   Action details Not available
220434 0  ResolutionHonoring the life and legacy of the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, who passed away on May 3, 2022, during Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.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.SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   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.ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING 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.READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
220385 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Land Bank deeds conveying title to various properties located in the Fifth Councilmanic District, including on the following streets: Monument street, N. Sydenham street, and N. 31st street, pursuant to the requirements of the Commonwealth Land Bank Act.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220386 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Land Bank deeds conveying title to certain properties located in the Fifth Councilmanic District pursuant to the requirements of the Commonwealth Land Bank Act.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220388 0  ResolutionHonoring twelve of Philadelphia’s trailblazing Asian American leaders: Lily Yeh, Aisha Khan, Ali Zakar and Nanjeen Kabita, Hor Chou, Pastor Aldo Siahaan, Anna Perng, Nancy Nguyen, Su Ming Yeh, Chef Chris Cho, Wei Chen, and Le-Quyen Vu for their transformative work in building community, expanding educational opportunity, preserving culture and the arts, investing in youth leadership, and upholding civil rights on the occasion of Asian American and Pacific Islander History Month.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220389 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority deeds conveying fee simple title to 3009 Wharton Street, 1554 S. Dover Street, 6052 Kingsessing Avenue, 6050 Kingsessing Avenue, 1926 S 60th Street & 6032 Chester Avenue, 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
220390 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority deeds conveying fee simple title to 2628 Titan Street and 2630 Titan Street 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
220391 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Commissioner of Public Property to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority deeds conveying fee simple title to 1900-02 Point Breeze Avenue and 2111 Sigel Street 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
220392 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 1210, 1212 and 1214 S. 27th Street, 2723, 2725, 2727, 2729, 2731, 2733, 2735, 2737 and 2739 Ingram Street, 2704, 2706, 2710, 2712, 2716, 2720, 2724, 2726, 2738 and 2740 Manton Street, 2705 and 2720 Oakford 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
220393 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Land Bank to dispose of 1543 S. Dover Street, 1545 S. Dover Street, 1547 S. Dover Street, 1549 S. Dover Street, 1551 S. Dover Street, 1553 S. Dover Street, 1554 S. Dover Street, 1555 S. Dover Street, 1540-54 S. Myrtlewood Street, and 1546 S. 30th 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
220394 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to execute and deliver to the Philadelphia Land Bank deeds conveying title to certain properties located in the Second Councilmanic District pursuant to the requirements of the Commonwealth Land Bank Act.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220395 0  ResolutionRecognizing and congratulating Barbara Silzle for her years of dedicated, vital, and transformative leadership as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220396-A 0  ResolutionHonoring the life, work, and accomplishments of Shakeda Gaines, whose years of service as President of the Philadelphia Home and School Council has immeasurably shaped parent and family engagement in public schools, set a precedent for how to incorporate social justice values into positions of leadership, and established a clear expectation for how public schools should educate, inspire, and empower students and families in Philadelphia.READ   Action details Not available
220396-A 1  ResolutionHonoring the life, work, and accomplishments of Shakeda Gaines, whose years of service as President of the Philadelphia Home and School Council has immeasurably shaped parent and family engagement in public schools, set a precedent for how to incorporate social justice values into positions of leadership, and established a clear expectation for how public schools should educate, inspire, and empower students and families in Philadelphia.AMENDED   Action details Not available
220396-A 1  ResolutionHonoring the life, work, and accomplishments of Shakeda Gaines, whose years of service as President of the Philadelphia Home and School Council has immeasurably shaped parent and family engagement in public schools, set a precedent for how to incorporate social justice values into positions of leadership, and established a clear expectation for how public schools should educate, inspire, and empower students and families in Philadelphia.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220397 0  ResolutionHonoring the 125th Anniversary of the education justice and parent and caregiver advocacy organization, the Philadelphia Home and School Council, which continues its long legacy of establishing diverse and representative Home and School Associations, sponsoring workshops to train advocates, and empowering marginalized school communities, by giving Philadelphians voice and power in the decisions that shape their children’s’ schooling.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220398 0  ResolutionRenaming the 4000 block of Filbert Street “Elsie Wise Way,” to honor the life and legacy of Elsie Wise, civic leader and founder of the West Powelton Steppers and Drum Team.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220399 0  ResolutionHonoring and congratulating Champions of the Week, Neumann-Goretti High School’s Girls Basketball team, on their successful 2021-2 season and winning the 2022 PIAA Girls’ Basketball 3A Championship title.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220400 0  ResolutionProclaiming May 2022 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Philadelphia to pay tribute to the rich history and significant contributions made by generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to our country, state, and city.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
220401 0  ResolutionRecognizing and honoring the Settlement Music School on the occasion of its 114th Anniversary.ADOPTED   Action details Not available
210685-AA 2  BillAmending Subcode “A” (The Philadelphia Administrative Code) of Title 4 (The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code) of The Philadelphia Code, by amending Section A-703, entitled “Special Certificate of Inspection,” to enhance building safety requirements for educational occupancies, all under certain terms and conditions.READ   Action details Not available
210685-AA 3  BillAmending Subcode “A” (The Philadelphia Administrative Code) of Title 4 (The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code) of The Philadelphia Code, by amending Section A-703, entitled “Special Certificate of Inspection,” to enhance building safety requirements for educational occupancies, all under certain terms and conditions.AMENDED   Action details Not available
220186 1  BillAmending Chapter 21-1100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Community Development,” by adding new provisions related to workforce housing programs, amending the applicability period, and making other technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.    Action details Not available
220261 0  BillAmending Section 20-101 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Residence Requirements,” by clarifying that temporary residence outside the City, including for military service or educational purposes, does not prevent a person, including a police recruit, from meeting the Residence Requirement.    Action details Not available
220424 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Commerce and Economic Development to hold hearings to examine the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on professional services, specifically barbershops and beauty salons; to assess the impact of the SABER grants administered by the Commerce Department; and to explore the creation of a new specialized grant program for barbershops and beauty salons.    Action details Not available
220436 0  ResolutionAuthorizing the Committee on Children and Youth to hold hearings -addressing the findings of the Enough is Enough Students (EIE) Against Gun Violence Campaigns survey which aims to address the experiences of Philadelphia high school students surrounding gun violence in the city.    Action details Not available