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    • Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, whose parking bill was delayed in the Rules Committee

City Council committee of one holds hearing on Philadelphia2035

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell—who represents the 3rd Councilmanic District, covering parts of West and Southwest Philadelphia—sat alone at a committee table in Council chambers Friday morning for the duration of a hearing…

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Blackwell calls for hearings on Philadelphia2035

Last week, City Council adopted a resolution introduced by 3rd-District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell calling for hearings on the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project, the city’s neighborhood-by-neighborhood comprehensive plan. The first phase…

    • Taxpayer Fairness Initiative

Council freshmen call for hearings on tax delinquency

Each of the six newest members of City Council introduced resolutions Thursday morning calling for Council’s Committee of the Whole to hold hearings on various aspects of the city’s tax delinquency…

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Council overrides Mayoral veto of RCO bill as O’Neill backs off community garden restrictions

In its first meeting of 2013, City Council voted to override a Mayoral veto—not announced until Thursday morning—of Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell’s bill changing some provisions of the new zoning code’s Registered…

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Sánchez tells Council zoning amendments would hurt her district

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez sent a memo to her fellow members of City Council Thursday morning asking that they not be “overly eager” to support a bill introduced by Councilman Brian O’Neill…

    • Council Committee approves shortened list of changes to commercial corridor zoning

Council Committee approves shortened list of changes to commercial corridor zoning

An amended version of 10th-District Councilman Brian O’Neill’s Bill No. 120917 was favorably reported out of City Council’s Committee on Rules Thursday morning, by a split vote of 4-3. O’Neill, along…

    • Committee recommends changes to zoning code rules on community input

Committee recommends changes to zoning code rules on community input

It appears that the new rules regarding community input in the development process will be changed, having been in effect for just over three months. City Council’s Committee on Rules reported…

    • Councilmen Bill Green, Brian O'Neill and Mark Squilla huddle

O’Neill bills reclassify uses in commercial mixed-use districts, create new district to be mapped in

Hold onto your hats, planning fans. Things are about to get weird. During the zoning reform process, the Zoning Code Commission created a series of districts labeled CMX, for Commercial Mixed…

    • Rules Committee recommends code clean-up bill without amendments to RCOs, CMX-2 district

Rules Committee recommends code clean-up bill without amendments to RCOs, CMX-2 district

The bill drafted by the City Planning Commission and intended to make small technical changes to the new zoning code got a favorable recommendation from City Council’s Committee on Rules Wednesday…

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A swell of protest over proposed zoning code amendments

During public hearings on the new zoning code in City Council last fall, a few witnesses sought to quell some Councilmembers’ misgivings about the new code by reminding them that, should…

    • Bill would increase parking requirements, decrease density standards in multifamily districts

Bill would increase parking requirements, decrease density standards in multifamily districts

Against the protests of small-project developers and urban planning advocates on Wednesday, City Council’s Committee on Rules recommended Councilman Brian O’Neill’s bill that would require more parking and bigger lot sizes…

    • Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

Stream buffer bill won’t be finalized for at least two weeks

On Wednesday, City Council’s Committee on Rules heard from architects and developers, designers and environmentalists. It heard from economists and city planners, from bicycle advocates, engineers, and district councilmembers. It considered…

    • Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper

Council resolution supports Commonwealth Court’s decision to declare Act 13 unconstitutional

Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution Thursday morning supporting the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s July decision to strike down portions of the natural gas industry regulation law, Act 13, which would supersede…

    • Finnegan's Wake

City Council returns with a veto override, a code overhaul, and a push for 'tax fairness'

In its first meeting of the fall legislative session, City Council unanimously voted to override Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of a bill introduced by First-District Councilman Mark Squilla allowing Finnigan’s Wake,…

    • Councilwoman Sánchez will amend Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman Sánchez will amend Norris Square rezoning bill

Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez said Thursday that she would amend her bill that rezones portions of Norris Square from R-10 to R-10A to make its effective date the same as that of…

    • NID hearing in Council’s Rules Committee airs wider grievances in North Central

NID hearing in Council’s Rules Committee airs wider grievances in North Central

On Thursday afternoon, a Rules Committee hearing on Council President Darrell Clarke’s bill that would create a Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) near Temple University turned into a gripe session about City…

    • Blue Horizon

Rules Committee recommends zoning change for Blue Horizon hotel site

A bill that would change the zoning designation of the legendary Blue Horizon building on North Broad Street was amended and reported out of City Council’s Committee on Rules with a…

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Council approves amendment to UPenn Master Plan, RDA contract for Carpenter Square

City Council sprinted through a relatively brief agenda at its third meeting of the year Thursday morning, passing a handful of redevelopment and planning items, and introducing a few more. There…

    • City Council President Darrell Clarke

City Council starts the year with a handful of revenue- and job-generation bills

In their first meeting of 2012, City Council members introduced a raft of bills and resolutions both ceremonial and substantial, including two bills previously submitted by Councilman Darrell Clarke at the…

    • Council set to go in 2012

City Council to hold its first session of 2012

A revamped City Council will hold its first meeting of 2012 Thursday morning, and its agenda is looking … not publicly available.As of Wednesday afternoon, Council’s meeting agenda had not…

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