Posts Tagged ‘Curtis Jones’
DAILY GRINDER: Council Resolution to Repeal ‘Castle Doctrine’ After Trayvon Killing

DAILY GRINDER: Council Resolution to Repeal ‘Castle Doctrine’ After Trayvon Killing

In light of Trayvon Martin’s murder making national headlines, and the arrest of shooter George Zimmerman this week, Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. thinks we need to change our state’s laws so the same shit doesn’t happen here. And since some of the controversy in the case allegedly revolves around the Florida police’s hands being...

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Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. Takes Stormwater Very Seriously

Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. Takes Stormwater Very Seriously

Like, Biblically serious: Resolution 100814 deals with “the impact, circumstances, and possible solutions to problems regarding the Philadelphia Water Department’s implementation of new storm-water run-off fees on independent business owners.”

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DAILY GRINDER: Running For or From Something?

What do you know about State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson? Now you know one thing: He’s running for City Council to replace Anna Verna. He announced Saturday. [PoliticsPA] Councilman Jones, one of the, well, stranger members of Council, has announced his re-election bid. [Newsworks] And the others. [Philly Clout] Philly is getting its first solar power plant....

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Curtis Jones On Business Tax Reform: “It’s A Wild-Ass Guess”

Curtis Jones On Business Tax Reform: “It’s A Wild-Ass Guess”

After seven hours of testimony from a lot of smart, important-sounding people, the city is no closer to reaching a consensus about the efficacy of a business tax reform plan currently before Council. Curtis Jones summed up the whole debate pretty succinctly: “A lot of this is the WAG theory,” the councilman said. “It’s a wild-ass guess.” The...

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Council Mad As Hell About Dwight Evans

Council Mad As Hell About Dwight Evans

The consequences of the Four Loko ban have started dropping already, illustrated when we literally fell asleep in the pews at today’s City Council meeting until a council staffer woke us up. This is embarrassing, but it’s a good thing she did because all the excitement came at the very end of the meeting when Council members took the floor to make...

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PhillyNow Applies for the Police Advisory Commission

PhillyNow Applies for the Police Advisory Commission

This morning we testified in front of City Council as part of our application to join the Police Advisory Commission (PAC). The PAC is an oversight body with the power to conduct investigations on citizen complaints and to provide recommendations for action and reforms to the police. Its mission is “to improve the relationship between the police department...

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Next On ‘Pimp My Council Office’: Bill Green

While City Council has been grilling the executive branch on costs trying to squeeze every last penny out of the budget, it appears it has also been engaging in a game of “pimp my Council office.” Workers have been installing sprinkler systems in City Hall, which is required by city code and sounds like a fairly straightforward process. “The huge job...

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