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Bobby Henon


How Jim Kenney’s Big Soda Tax Victory Is Upending City Hall

For years, Philadelphians saw government dysfunction everywhere they looked. In City Hall, former Mayor Michael Nutter was so impotent that he couldn’t persuade a single Council […]


Sources: Kenney to Propose a Soda Tax

City Hall sources tell Citified that Mayor Jim Kenney is going to propose a soda tax next week at his first budget address. We don’t know […]


Bobby Henon’s Promotion Is a Big Deal

City Councilman Bobby Henon got a promotion this week: His Democratic colleagues unanimously elected him to be their new majority leader, a position on the body […]


What You Need to Know About Comcast’s 15-Year Franchise Agreement That Just Advanced to City Council

Philadelphia City Council has taken a big step toward inking a new 15-year franchise agreement for Comcast. On Thursday its Public Property Committee passed an agreement that […]


City Hall Has a Rough Deal With Comcast — Here’s What You Need to Know

The proposed deal between Comcast and City Hall was finally unveiled today. In case you haven’t been following along at home, the cable giant has been negotiating a new […]


Councilman Bobby Henon Offering Scholarships to Citizens Planning Institute

For many Philadelphians, the steadily evolving cityscape is an engrossing point of interest in a town that’s long been due for improvements of all sorts. Wanting to […]

City Life

No New Prison for Philly (for Now)

It’s official: Councilman Bobby Henon’s bill that would have paved the way for a new prison in Philadelphia is dead for the season.


How the Beverage Lobby Quietly Killed the Soda Tax in Philly, Again

Much in the same way that the best lawyers kill lawsuits before they ever make it to trial, the best lobbyists kill legislation before it is […]


A Shakeup on Council’s Leadership Team?

Philadelphia’s next crop of City Council members won’t be sworn in for another seven months, but rumors are already swirling that there might be a shakeup on […]

City Life

Think Philly Has Too Many Billboards? Too Bad

Just a couple weeks ago, Philadelphia City Council passed a bill that has huge implications for billboard haters and lovers alike. The legislation by Councilman Bobby Henon was expected to […]


Half of City Council Just Got Cybersquatted

Go to MarkSquilla.com, and you won’t find a word about the South Philadelphia Councilman bearing its name. JannieBlackwell.com, too, has nary a sentence about the longtime Councilwoman representing parts of West Philadelphia. […]