Council Report Card: Week of December 5th

In which Blondell Reynolds Brown, Al Taubenberger, and Mark Squilla propose a new fee to fund the Historical Commission; David Oh proposes repaying teachers who spend their own money on classroom supplies; Darrell Clarke and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez put some land in the Land Bank; and several Councilmembers call for a hearing on turning Philadelphia into a "zero waste" city.

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  • commented 2016-12-06 12:16:37 -0500
    If there’s any bill resulting from a “lesson to be learned from Jeweler’s Row,” it should be that any building already nominated to the National Register of Historic Places should be under the jurisdiction of the Historical Commission, or there should be a way to streamline national nominations to the local register. These properties in question have been part of a national historic district for over 30 years — and the owners of the buildings inherently consented to this designation. There shouldn’t be additional fees placed on owners of historic properties — that’s a disincentive to many.