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One Year After Deadly Collapse, CBS 3 Speaks One-On-One With L & I Commissioner

CBS 3’s Walt Hunter sat down with Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams to learn more about promised reforms and the agencies actions prior to the collapse.

05/29/2014

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City Council Passes Laws Aimed At Making Demolitions Safer Following Deadly Market Street Collapse

With little fanfare, City Council this past week gave final passage to a package of laws aimed at making demolitions in Philadelphia safer. The legislation was the result of last summer’s Market Street collapse that killed six.

02/09/2014

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New Effort Underway To Clean Up Blighted Neighborhoods In Philadelphia

There are thousands of vacant properties across the city. One city lawmaker wants to compile them into one list and increases inspections on each, despite one city agency saying that’s already being done.

01/29/2014

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Proposed Bill Gives L&I Crews Authority To Break Padlocks To Clean Vacant Lots

Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says L&I’s efforts to clean up unsightly vacant lots are stymied because absentee owners lock them.

12/14/2013

(An abandoned property on East Phil-Ellena Street in Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia L & I Asks Community Development Corporations To Take Over Neighborhood Eyesores

Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.

11/09/2013

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