City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says in the wake of this difficult and bitterly cold winter, he’s hearing from residents about neighbor’s dogs being left outside:
One of the Martin Luther King Day events taking place Monday was a rally and safety walk against gun violence in Southwest Philadelphia.
Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says L&I’s efforts to clean up unsightly vacant lots are stymied because absentee owners lock them.
Tracey Jordan of Southwest Philadelphia (left) says auto shops are popping up all over that section of the city — on residential blocks.
3-D printers create physical objects by depositing layer upon layer of a plastic substance that hardens. And they are coming down in price.
It may sound like science fiction, but Philadelphia City Council is considering whether to regulate 3-D printers because the technology allows do-it-yourselfers to use the devices to manufacture a working firearm.
“People have the right to live in a clean neighborhood,” says Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.
Councilman Johnson, the organizer, says the event wasn’t disorganized but added that the huge number of attendees is an unfortunate sign of the times.
Second District councilman Kenyatta Johnson says his district is among those that will be hardest hit by the move to the so-called Actual Value Initiative (“AVI”).
The Korman Company had hoped to build a $100-million development in the Eastwick neighborhood — fifty-one, two-story buildings, for a total of 722 apartments.
Many neighbors showed up in Council Chambers to express their concerns.
Councilman Jim Kenney wants voters to decide on a proposed change that would require candidates to resign from other elected offices before running in Philadelphia.
The speaker of the Pennsylvania House is asking a federal court for guidance in the aftermath of a state Supreme Court ruling that has thrown elections for state legislative seats into chaos.
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.