PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, Oct. 8-11

pwcalendarWhile we were a day late — blame the weather — this week is full of events. Not to be missed: a City Council hearing on the City’s partnership with Verizon. Could Philly become a new tech hub? This week is also packed with neighborhood meetings. Now is your chance to raise your voice about the stop sign that your street needs or the garbage littering the streets.

Tuesday, October 8

Architectural Review Committee Meeting: SOSNA ARC meeting that takes place the second Tuesday of ever month.
8pm. SOSNA Office. 1901 Christian St.

Triangles Gateway Project Committee Meeting: In partnership with Center City Residents’ Association, South Street West Business Association, and South of South Community Development Corporation, the Grays Ferry Triangles Committee has begun a study to improve the Grays Ferry Avenue traffic triangles area between South Street and Bainbridge.
6pm. SOSNA Office. 1901 Christian St.

ESL Class: The Center for Literacy hosts this free, ongoing multi-level class.
6pm. Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Corporation. 900 E. Howell St.

Food Trust Farmer’s Market: Come enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables at your local South Philly farmer’s market.
2pm. Broad and Snyder Sts.

Logan Square october Board Meeting: Monthly meeting for the Logan Square neighbors.
7pm. The Four Seasons Hotel. 1 Logan Square Ballroom North.

City Council Meeting: Hearing on  a resolution to authorize the Committee on Public Property to hold public hearings to review the status of the City’s franchise agreement with Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc., particularly on the company’s progress in making cable television service available across the City.
1pm. City Hall. Room 400.

Wednesday, October 9

NEast Philly ESL Class: The Center for Literacy hosts this free, ongoing multi-level class.
10am. Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Corporation. 900 E. Howell St.

October General Membership Meeting — Board of Directors Elections: SOSNA needs members to elect up to 5 new members of the SOSNA Board of Directors.
6pm. Charles Senior Community Center. 1941 Christian St.

Food Trust Farmer’s Market: Come enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables at your local South Philly farmer’s market.
2pm. Broad and South Sts.

East Kensington Zoning Meeting: Monthly meeting on the second Wednesday to discuss zoning issues.
7:15pm. Circle of Hope. 2007 Frankford Ave.

Thursday, October 10

NEast Philly Farm Stand: Jeanes Hospital plays host to a great farmers’ market-style farm stand that features tons of fresh, locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheeses and more. Jeanes Hospital put on the event as a way to promote healthy eating, and products are supplied through local distributor Common Market.
11am. 7600 Central Ave.

Economic Development Meeting: SOSNA neighbors meet to discuss the area’s economic development planning efforts.
7pm. SOSNA Office. 1901 Christian St.

City Council Meeting: Some of the items on the day’s agenda:

-  Resolution authorizing the Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities to hold hearings to examine the feasibility of transferring ownership or operations of Philadelphia Gas Works to a private entity.

- Resolution authorizing the City Council Committee on Public Safety to hold hearings concerning the role of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) as it relates to housing, neighborhood and economic development, social services, reducing crime and building communities.

- Resolution approving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the Mantua Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 530 North Thirty-sixth street; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with Loonstyn Development, L.P. and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.

- Resolution calling on the School District of Philadelphia, the Community College of Philadelphia and all regional school districts to provide Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training and certification to students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs and to further offer such training to Philadelphia residents.

- Resolution urging the Commonwealth Review and Advisory Committee (RAC), the State Legislature and the Governor to support, review and alter the codes adoption process to ensure the well-being, health and safety of all Pennsylvania residents.

- Resolution authorizing the formation of a Hazardous Material Policy Group, to consider and make recommendations on the abatement of additional hazardous substances at demolition sites prior to demolition and to report its findings to the Special Investigating Committee on Demolition Practices.

- Resolution calling on the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the construction and demolition industry through effective use of technology by reporting on technology improvement opportunities and further reporting annually on the status of 71 recommendations proposed by the Special Investigating Committee on Demolition Practices in Philadelphia.

- Resolution calling on Mayor Michael A. Nutter to immediately issue an Executive Order to require  enforcement functions at the Department of Licenses and Inspections to report to the Department of Public Safety, as recommended by the Special Investigating Committee on Demolition Practices in Philadelphia.

- Resolution approving the redevelopment contract of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for the redevelopment and urban renewal of a portion of the New Kensington-Fishtown Urban Renewal Area, identified by house number and street address as 2201 East Norris street; and authorizing the Redevelopment Authority to execute the redevelopment contract with BMK Properties, LLC and to take such action as may be necessary to effectuate the redevelopment contract.

- An Ordinance to amend the Philadelphia Zoning Maps by changing the zoning designations of certain areas of land located within an area bounded by Master Street, Second Street, Thompson Street, and American Street.
10am. City Hall. Room 400.

Friday, October 11

Literacy Class: Promoting adult literacy.
11am. Northeast Older Adult Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave.

This week’s civics calendar put together by Max Ufberg.

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