Penn Wynn is in Councilman Curtis Jones’ 4th district, and he’s come out firmly on the side of the tenants. Jones has joined picket lines outside the building and given speeches on the floor of City Council in protest of the evictions.
The Councilman along with other city elected officials tour Tustin Playground and notice the many improvements that need to be made to the site. Councilman Jones supports the Rebuild initiative that will lead to the investment of $500 million in Philadelphia neighborhoods to repair and improve recreation centers, parks, and libraries. This initiative is being made possible through Councilman Jones and fellow city officials’ support of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax.
Mayor Jim Kenney joined by City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., Rebuild Executive Director Nicole Westerman and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell on a tour of Tustin Playground in the Overbrook section on Wednesday.
Councilman Jones partnered with other city officials to revitalize the 54th Street Commercial Corridor by opening the Wynne Senior Residence. The new facility, the former Wynne Theater, will highlight 51-unit apartment building that will be more affordable for the Seniors of the community.
City Council and the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) on Monday announced a commitment to develop up to $345 million in energy efficiency projects that will yield cost savings for schools and help address the District’s capital improvement needs.