Councilwoman Demands Greater Input In Comprehensive Plan For Council & Communities

 

photo: Nathaniel Hamilton, for NewsWorks

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell | photo: Nathaniel Hamilton, for NewsWorks

  • Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) may be required to pay an additional $1.8 million to the City, says NewsWorks, as a bill to adjust—in part—for inflation increases over the past three decades. That move would necessitate frugality with any infrastructure work, predicts the Gas Commission’s Janet Parrish. As it is now, she says, “PGW is utilizing every available dollar of its internally generated funds to pay for its capital investments.” The bill, sponsored by Curtis Jones, will likely be considered prior to Council’s summer recess.
  • The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia invites you to attend its Pennsylvania Caucus for The Circuit, so that you can learn how to participate in connecting the Greater Philadelphia’s Regional Trail Network. To register for the free event—a week from tonight, in Haverford—click HERE.
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  1. Of course, Councilwoman Blackwell wants council control…….funny though, she always defers to what her constituents want, but I have never heard of any constituent wanting Philadelphia2035 under her control. She just loves to interfere so Jannie gets more power.

    • You have a factual error regarding the “committee of one” article. City Council does not approve District Plans, the Planning Commission does.

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