FY2025 Budget Hearing Public Testimony

Philadelphia City Council

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
1:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. EDT

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

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

Budget hearings will be held in person at Philadelphia City Council Chambers, Room 400 (Fourth Floor), City Hall.

Speakers interested in making public testimony should call 215-686-3407 or email Budget.Hearings@phila.gov by 3 p.m. on the day prior to the public testimony session at which they wish to speak and submit the following information:

  • Full name
  • Callback telephone number where you can be reached
  • Identify the bill number or resolution number or numbers that will be addressed.

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Reporting

By Lily Medosch 4/24/2024

Agency Information

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.

Every proposed ordinance is in the form of a bill introduced by a Councilmember. Before a bill can be enacted by Council, it must be:

  • 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.

Passage of a bill requires the favorable vote of a majority of all members of Council. A bill becomes law upon the approval of the Mayor. If the Mayor vetoes a bill, Council may override the veto by a two-thirds vote.

The functions of City Council influence a wide range of public affairs in Philadelphia and directly impact the quality of life for its citizenry.

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