Posted by Jolene Nieves on October 20, 2016 at 3:02 PM
In today's session, Councilman Bobby Henon introduced two bills and one resolution.
The bills address zoning and remapping in the 6th District:
- corrective zoning and remapping in Tacony and Wissinoming, which reflects changes outlined in the North Delaware Plan; and
- a zoning remapping of Frankford Avenue, which advances the North Delaware Plan to develop a more pedestrian-oriented Frankford Avenue and is in line with the input of the Mayfair Civic Association and Mayfair Community Development Corporation and with the approval of the newly-formed Mayfair Business Improvement District. This bill will contribute to a cohesive vision for the future of the Avenue and Mayfair as a whole.
The resolution, which honors St. Hubert Catholic High School or Girls on its 75th anniversary, will be presented at a later date. St. Hubert is the largest Catholic girls' school in the city. It has more than 30,000 alumnae and more than 98% of graduates continue on to higher education.
He also participated in a presentation honoring recently retired Phillies great Ryan Howard.
Lastly, Councilman Henon signed on as a co-sponsor to Councilman Derek Green's legislation amending the zoning code by providing for medical marijuana dispensaries and growing and processing facilities, under certain terms and conditions. This legislation will set the city up to be a full participant in the state’s legislation, ensuring that growing and processing facilities can operate in industrial zones across the city and that dispensaries are addressed in the retail sales use.
Governor Tom Wolf signed the Commonwealth's Medical Marijuana Act into law in April 2016. With an 18-24 month timeline, the Commonwealth will only approve up to 150 dispensaries statewide. Marijuana in pill, oil, topical, tincture, vapor or liquid forms can be used by individuals suffering from specified serious illnesses that obtain a medical marijuana authorization card.