Urban Agriculture Hearing

Philadelphia City Council
Environment

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. EDT

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1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Directions)

In-person at City Hall and remote via live stream, Room 400

What: City Council’s Environment Committee will be hosting a hearing on what city government can do to support and protect urban agriculture.

When: The hearing is on Wednesday, May 8th at 10am. It can take a while to get through security, so we ask that folks arrive at City Call between 9:30-9:45 AM and bring ID. The length of the hearing can vary but it could go until 1PM. Donuts and coffee will be provided in Minority Leader Brooks’ office (room 312 of City Hall) at 9:30 AM before the hearing.

Where: City Hall, room 400. The main public entrance is on the Northeast corner.

Livestream link: You can also view remotely on Xfinity Channel 64, Fios Channel 40 or http://phlcouncil.com/watch-city-council/

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Philadelphia City Council

Conducts hearings and public meetings on proposed bills and issues concerning the City of Philadelphia.

Council is the legislative arm of Philadelphia municipal government. Ten Councilmembers are elected by district and seven from the City-at-large, for a total of seventeen members. Under the rules of Council, regular public sessions of Council are held weekly, usually on Thursday morning at 10:00 AM., in Room 400, City Hall.

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  • Referred by the President of Council to an appropriate standing committee of Council,
  • Considered at a public hearing and public meeting, reported out by the committee,
  • Printed as reported by the committee,
  • Distributed to the members of Council,
  • And made available to the public.

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By Lily Medosch 5/8/2024

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