Thank you Eastern Academy Charter High School for the recognition as this year’s Passion Partner honoree.
Posted by Curtis Jones Jr on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to approve Bill No.170674-A, a Bill introduced by Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. (4th District) which will amend Section 10-825 of the Philadelphia Code, entitled “Stun Guns” by further providing for the regulation of stun guns, also known as electric or electronic incapacitation devices.
Philadelphia officials are considering eliminating the cash bail system which could annually save the city $75 million. It takes a financial toll on the city to hold individuals awaiting trials for minor offenses. Councilman Jones has been leading the reform efforts by addressing the underlying issues with the offender instead of sending them straight to jail. This will lead to a more progressive judicial system reducing recidivism.
A vote of support was given by Councilman Jones for the “Rebuild” initiative. The purpose of the bill was to move 500 million dollars to the restoration of park and Rec. centers throughout the city. Additionally, an objective was to raise the diversity in the workforce of construction.
In June of 2017 the councilman supported legislation that would expand SEPTA’s amount of vehicles for the purpose of making it easier for people to get to and from work if their place of employment was out of the city.
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.