The transcripts from the community call with RCO leaders on April 20, 2017, about Bill 170285 is now available.
- This bill would require that wards meet all these same requirements to be an RCO, which includes having an adopted statement of purpose concerning zoning, a finite geographic region that defined in governing rules, regular open meetings that are publicly announced through media and leadership chosen by a body at large.
- Second, currently, the Planning Commission issues regulations on how groups register as RCO. This bill expands the oversight of Planning, allowing them, through a process, to un-register a group if they are failing to meet requirements of being an RCO and explicitly allows Planning to design a code of conduct.
- Third, this bill proposes a 300’ radius and clarifies that this radius is to capture any parcel that is within 300’ of any part of the boundaries of the appealing parcel, rather than from the center point—to avoid a large parcel having few neighbors.
Once again, Councilman Bobby Henon is offering two scholarships to 6th District residents interested in participating in the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s Citizens Planning Institute (CPI). A great educational and community-building program, CPI teaches Philadelphia residents about the community development process, Zoning Code and related planning components.
The scholarships are valued at $100 and include the core courses and two electives. The scholarships will be awarded to 6th District residents who have been accepted into the program. Classes are Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. (dinner is included).
Applications to CPI are available online here and via paper copy. Applications are due by March 22, 2017. Applications can be submitted via email (email@example.com), fax (215-683-4630 or 215-683-4675) or by mail (Donna Carney, Director, CPI, Philadelphia Planning Commission, 1515 Arch Street, 13th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19102).
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to CPI (CPI@phila.gov or 215-683-4648). Interested residents of the 6th District who want to apply should contact Andrew Dick at Andrew@bobbyhenon.com or by calling 215-686-2078 after submitting their application to the Planning Commission. For more information on the Citizens Planning Institute, visit www.citizensplanninginstitute.org.
Councilman Bobby Henon introduced two resolutions praising the incredible contributions of young 6th District residents.
Councilman Henon recognized the quick-thinking and bravery of two Father Judge High School students, senior Jack Flynn and freshman Dylan Feby, who assisted an injured man until an ambulance was able to arrive. On their bus ride home from school on February 7, a man ran into their SEPTA bus and was bleeding from his wrist and neck. Jack and Dylan jumped into action, using their school sweaters to help stop the bleeding and waiting with the man until an ambulance arrived.
He celebrated the girls of St. Hubert High School Cheerleading Team for winning their division of the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida. The team, which competes in the large varsity division (20 or more squad members), spent countless hours practicing its two-in-a-half minute routine that features dance, tumbling, stunts and more. The team is coached by Lisa McNesby, and she is assisted by Paul Ballentine, Mary Kate McKnight, and Kristen Mahon.
Councilman Henon also introduced a resolution recognizing the Grand Marshall of the 2017 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Barney Boyce. The parade, which will be held on Sunday, March 12th, will feature a new route this year. Its theme is "St. Patrick, protect and guide our police officers". For more information on the parade, visit its website.