Philadelphia City Council is in store for significant changes when the new term starts in January, thanks to the arrival of Working Families Party insurgent winner Kendra Brooks and three other new members. Here's what to expect.
The winning City Council campaign by Kendra Brooks and the Working Families Party marked a new level of ambition and coordination for Philadelphia's progressive movement — and the clearest demonstration yet of its power in city politics.
Almost all important elections in Philadelphia are effectively settled in the Democratic primary, given the city’s overwhelmingly Democratic tilt. But on Tuesday, there are two competitive City Council races on the ballot that could have a big impact on Philly policy and policy for years to come.
A City Council committee approved a landlord-friendly amendment to a bill aimed at combating Philadelphia’s plague of bedbug infestations that critics say undermines the purpose of the legislation by requiring tenants to pay for half the cost of exterminations.