Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
Philadelphia City Council plans to take a look at one of the longest-running issues facing the city: short dumping — the illegal dumping of trash on vacant lots or even sidewalks.
Because of our investigation into daycare centers, action is now being taken to strengthen oversight at hundreds of these facilities.
City Council closed its 2013 legislative session with one key matter unresolved: whether to allow advertising on public school properties — to benefit the cash-starved district.
The convention story moves from Tampa to Charlotte.
Philadelphia’s Health Commissioner assured worried city council members that inspectors have no plans to crack down on church or school bake sales.
Mayor Nutter’s plan to reassess every single property in Philadelphia came under the microscope during a City Council hearing, with lawmakers voicing concern that longtime residents may face ‘sticker shock’ at year’s end.
Politics as the art of compromise was very evident in Philadelphia City Council with the apparent resolution of a dispute over a plan to require more lead paint testing in rental buildings.
In a nearly seven-hour hearing, Philadelphia landlords squared off against child health advocates, as a City Council committee approved a plan to require more testing for lead-based paint.
City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown says the hearing will not focus on the specifics of the Tacony basement case but rather the bigger picture of how mentally disabled children and adults are tracked in the city’s public welfare system.
It’s now the law in Philadelphia – a set of guidelines on transferring any city park land into private hands.