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By PHL Council, October 29, 2015 Comments Off on Ballot Question #2 – Should There Be More Accountability In Planning, Development and Housing? Civic Engagement

From the desk of Lance Haver, Director of Civic Engagement for Philadelphia City Council: There is a very important question on the November 3rd ballot: Should existing and scattered development and planning services be consolidated under one Department that reports directly to… Read More »

By PHL Council, October 21, 2015 Comments Off on CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE’S STATEMENT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES DECISION Council News

Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 2015 – City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Wednesday issued the following statement on Superintendent William Hite’s announcement that the School District of Philadelphia will not attempt to outsource health services personnel: “Superintendent Hite’s announcement today… Read More »

By PHL Council, October 14, 2015 Comments Off on STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF PHILADELPHIA POLICE COMMISSIONER RAMSEY Council News

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke issued the following statement on the retirement of Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, which will be effective January 7, 2016: “Commissioner Ramsey has served the City of Philadelphia with excellence and integrity. Philadelphia is… Read More »

By PHL Council, October 13, 2015 Comments Off on FIFTH THIRD BANK OVERCHARGED AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND HISPANIC CONSUMERS ON AUTO LOANS Civic Engagement

From the desk of Lance Haver, Director of Civic Engagement for Philadelphia City Council: Fifth Third Bank, which offers car loans through car dealers, has agreed to offer refunds to African-Americans and Hispanic consumers who were charged a higher interest… Read More »