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City Council Introduces ‘Land Bank’ Bill—Advocates See Hard Work Ahead

Today, City Council introduced its much-awaited ‘Land Bank’ bill, which would create a “quasi-public entity to hold and manage vacant land” in Philadelphia, utilizing community members, CDCs and government. About 30 people showed up to today’s hearing in support of the bill, most of whom were members of the Coalition to Take Back Public Land. Marcus...

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City Council to Introduce ‘Land Bank’ Bill

After tons of debate and activists’ push regarding a potential Philadelphia land bank to deal with vacant property and blighted land, City Council is expected to introduce a Land Bank Bill in one week, on February 2. The bill, co-sponsored by Bill Green and Maria Quinones-Sanchez, is similar to what activists had been pushing for and may solve the city’s...

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