On Saturday, March 16, DC 47’s PEOPLE Committee will have City Council At-Large candidates present and answer questions beginning at 9:30 a.m. at 1600 Walnut Street on the 3rd floor. All members are welcome to attend. We spoke to City Commissioner candidates earlier this week.
“Our members … they are asking specifically for $15 million more for the library system. That’s for staff, supplies and the general upkeep of the libraries.”
“I am not completely satisfied with what the Mayor has said. I’m happy to hear he is going to put more money into the library system, but the proof is in the pudding. I need to see exactly how much more the City Council is going to approve for the libraries.” – DC 47 Pres. Fred Wright
DC 47 members and delegates come on out and hear from the candidates for a variety of offices in the upcoming May Primary Election.
All sessions will be held on the 3rd floor at 1606 Walnut Street.
March 7 – 5:30p to 8p Sheriff candidates
March 12 – 5:30p to 7:30p Mayoral candidates individual interviews
March 14 – 5p to 8p – City Commissioners
March 16 – 9a to 12 and 1p to 4p – Judicial candidates
A winter weather system is expected to bring snow to Philadelphia and surrounding counties overnight. The National Weather Service Mount Holly forecasts the storm to be over before Monday mornings rush hour. Philadelphia Streets Department is prepared to work overnight to clear roads, therefore City offices will be open on Monday, March 4, 2019.
Due to the winter storm, SEPTA Regional Rail Trains will operate on a modified schedule. Please visit the Winter Storm Service Plan for service information. SEPTA riders should check TrainView regularly for updates or additional service information throughout the day.
For information on bus detours and other modes of SEPTA transit, please visit https://www.septa.org/realtime/status/system-status.shtml.
In preparation for the storm, the Philadelphia Streets Department mobilized at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. 100 pieces of equipment are actively treating the streets with over 30,000 tons of salt available. This event is planned to be a salting and plowing operation of primary and secondary roads, bridge decks and streets in areas of high air elevations. Crews will remain on-duty overnight to monitor roadways and respond to problem locations and emergencies.
The wintry mix is expected to impact Monday’s morning commute. Motorists are asked to allow extra time and maintain safe driving distances to allow for sudden stopping. Snow, sleet and rain can cause other hazardous conditions such as down trees and wires impacting traffic conditions.
Trash and recycling collections are on a regular schedule. Sanitation crews will be working throughout the snow event; however, delays are expected as trucks navigate through the inclement weather.
There is a special election scheduled in west Philadelphia in the 190th District, to fill the vacancy left when state Rep. Vanessa Brown resigned.