Posted by Jolene Nieves on May 13, 2016 at 5:51 PM
Council Recap -- Thursday, May 12, 2016
While Councilman Henon did not introduce any legislation himself today, he did participate in the presentation recognizing the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship winning Villanova Wildcats.
Despite not introducing new legislation, there was movement on several of the Councilman's legislative items from earlier in the year.
- On May 10, 2015, Mayor James Kenney signed Councilman Henon's Lightweight Truss bill. The Ordinance protects firefighters, first responders and residents by amending the Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code, and thereby the PA Uniform Construction Code for Philadelphia, to add sections requiring contractors, design professionals and developers to add additional fire-resistant materials to structures containing truss construction or other other light frame construction, under certain terms and conditions.
- Councilman Henon's Chronic Non-Compliant Owner bill, introduced April 28, was scheduled for a hearing on June 6. The Chronic Non-Compliant Owner bill gives the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) and Community Life Improvement Programs (CLIP) a more powerful tool to fight negligent property owners, while improving the quality of life in the 6th District and across the entire city. This bill creates a new administrative code violation for owners of property who are habitually in violation of the property maintenance code.
- Additionally, two bills introduced by Councilman Henon on April 7 will be up for a Streets committee hearing on June 7.
- The first bill addresses a long-standing concern of Bridesburg residents regarding heavy truck traffic on Hedley Street. The bill will create a no-thru truck traffic area on the 2800 block of Orthodox and 2800 block of Hedley Street from Bath to Richmond.
- The second bill creates a buffered bike lane in the Mayfair neighborhood on Tyson Avenue from Roosevelt Boulevard to Frankford Avenue and removes a travel lane in each direction along that portion of Tyson Avenue.
Check back next week for more information!