Councilman Henon Thanks Councilman Kenney for 23 Years of Service

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Councilman Bobby Henon delivered the below remarks at the January 29 Stated Meeting of Philadelphia City Council, recognizing colleague Councilman Jim Kenney (at-large) for his 23 years of service. Please check against delivery. 

I wanted to say a few words about my colleague, Councilman Kenney, whom I've known since I was an apprentice with Local 98 and worked on his campaign.

In 23 years of service in City Council, he has been at the forefront of some of our most pressing issues - from public safety to utilizing our public spaces to securing Philadelphia’s place as a global city.

True, we haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but that’s the hallmark of a good legislator. Being able to disagree with civility and find common ground is Jim's true legacy in Council, and something that will serve him well in the coming months.

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Rolling Out Renovations at the Rec

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Photo by Melissa Komar, Star

In case you missed the large blue and yel­low sign that was re­cently pos­ted at the front-right corner of the Brides­burg Re­cre­ationCen­ter: Se­cur­ity cam­er­as will soon be in­stalled at the site.

The cam­er­as are part of a two-phase, $300,000 renov­a­tion pro­ject backed by Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on, in part­ner­ship with the De­part­ment of Parks and Re­cre­ation.

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Councilman Henon Congratulates IAFF Local 22, Nutter Administration on Arbitration Award

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January 9, 2015 (Philadelphia) - “I want to congratulate IAFF Local 22, its membership and President Joe Schulle, the Nutter Administration and everyone involved in today’s news that an equitable agreement has been reached in supporting our firefighters and paramedics.

By agreeing to not challenge this award in court, the Administration has sent a much-needed positive signal for labor relations in Philadelphia, and particularly to the first responders that have worked diligently to keep our citizens safe for so long during this arbitration process without contractual certainty.

I also want to recognize that all four major municipal employee unions are now under contract.”

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