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City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

Voters Approve Ballot Question Calling For SRC To Be AbolishedBy a 3-1 margin, voters approved abolishing the state-run School Reform Commission, but it's non-binding.
City Council Overrides Nutter's Veto Of Zoning Code ChangesCouncilwoman Jannie Blackwell felt the new zoning code would make it too difficult for community groups to have a say in new developments, so she pushed through major revisions last year.
Ban On Feeding Homeless Along Ben Franklin Parkway DelayedTwo months after Mayor Michael Nutter announced a ban on public feeding of the homeless on the Ben Franklin Parkway, the new policy has yet to take effect.
City Council Wants Its Own Hearing On School Closing ProposalThe Philadelphia School District's decision to close as many as nine schools is prompting City Council to schedule its own inquiry.
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