“We’re trying to change behavior, we are trying to hold people more accountable but also give the power of the people to not feel as there is going to be retaliation from the businesses for taking down the signs that are blighting up the neighborhood,” Henon said. continue reading »
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With that in mind, residents of the 6th Council District [map] will have new resources available to them to help them stay fit. Councilman Bobby Henon, D-6th, announced late Monday his “Philly Play!” initiative to promote fun and accessible fitness and wellness within the district. continue reading »
Councilman Bobby Henon, D-6th, intends to travel his district, going door to door with a group of volunteers, in an effort to visit about 14,000 homeowners who have not yet signed up for the tax break.
City Council recently extended the deadline to Sept. 13 for homeowners to apply for the tax exemption of up to $30,000 of the property value of their primary residence. continue reading »
With the exception of one outburst from the audience early on about Philadelphia City Council members not listening closely enough to public testimony, Monday night’s city budget hearing at Lincoln High School was otherwise calm. Raised voices were saved mostly for support for those pleading with Council for better services and more funding.
The meeting, one of a handful around the city designed to bring public budget testimony to those who can’t make it to Council chambers on a weekday afternoon, was led by Council President Darrell Clarke, D-5th. He was joined by Republican Councilmen at-large Denny O’Brien and David Oh, Councilmen Bobby Henon, D-6th; and Mark Squilla, D-1st; and Councilwoman Cindy Bass, D-8th. All but Clarke are first-term council members. continue reading »
Philadelphia has been getting a lot of attention lately for doing a lousy job of collecting the more than half-billion dollars it’s owed in property-tax bills. Critics say delinquents don’t just rob the city of much-needed money; they also depress market values and hurt neighborhoods.
So which areas are being harmed the most from tax deadbeats, and how can City Council help? continue reading »
Philadelphia City Council members will be in the Northeast Monday to give community members a chance to express budget concerns.
The hearing is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln High School. Those who sign up to testify at the hearing can weigh in on things like quality of life issue, property taxes, education, union contracts and more. continue reading »
Earlier this month, the Mayfair Community Development Corporation and the Allegheny Iron and Metal Corporation struck a deal to revitalize Mayfair. The partnership was reached under Philadelphia’s CDC Tax Credit Program and will allow the Mayfair CDC to receive $85,000 annually from Allegheny for the next 10 years.
Sunday, the deal was announced to the public. The announcement kicked off the debut of the Mayfair Farmers Market, which will take place several times throughout the year. continue reading »
Philadelphia City Council decided last month to allow members affected by redistricting to begin serving their new constituents this month — three years before the new districts were to take effect in 2016.
City Paper reports that decision had largely to do with disputes over Northeast Philadelphia’s 56th Ward — split among Council members Brian O’Neill, R-10th; Maria Quinones-Sanchez, D-7th; and Bobby Henon, D-6th. continue reading »
A change that will transfer senior Philadelphia Firefighters to new assignments will receive a review in Philadelphia City Council.
Firefighters came out in force to support the resolution to hold a hearing mass transfers of veteran Philadelphia firefighters.
Councilman Bobby Henon, D-6th, announced today that residents in his district will be able to set out their trash and recycling two hours earlier than usual as part of a pilot program aimed at enhancing quality of life in the district.
“We will measure if the two additional hours will have an impact on litter reduction,” reads a press release from Henon and Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson. continue reading »