In addition to candidates for mayor, Philadelphia voters today are also choosing their party’s nominees for all 17 seats on City Council.
Council approved a bill that gives restaurants the option of using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.
A bill before City Council “would allow food establishments to get a dumpster for recycling and composting of food waste,” explains Phil Bresee, recycling director for the Streets Department.
Among those testifying was attorney Jackie Gallagher, whose third child, Jack, was diagnosed with autism at age 18 months.
Their frustration was evident in a speech made at the hearing by at-large councilman Denny O’Brien (at left in photo).
Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.
When Philadelphia City Council convenes its 2012 legislative session this morning, it’ll have a very different look, with new leadership and six new members. But the biggest issues are anything but new.
In Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.