Putting People First

Please allow me to share the legislative work of my office from the 2016 legislative session. This review will give you a snapshot of the work we are doing to help ensure that the City of Philadelphia continues to be a better place to live, work, and raise a family.  

Do you have suggestions on future legislation that you believe will make a positive difference in Philadelphia?  Please do not hesitate to to contact Hadji Maloumian Esq., Legislative Director, at 215.686.3438 or email Hadji.Maloumian@phila.gov. 

In Service, 

Blondell Reynolds Brown
Councilwoman At-Large

Councilwoman Introduces Non-Reusable Container Tax as Sustainable Source of Revenue to Fund Universal Pre-K
VIDEO: Councilwoman proposes beverage container tax
PHL Council

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, I introduced a non-reusable container tax bill  as an alternative means to fund Mayor Kenney's Universal Pre-K, community schools and rebuild initiatives. Click image to view remarks. 

Big Soda Faces Test in Philadelphia
The Wall Street Journal

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown proposed Thursday an alternative flat tax of 15 cents on most beverage containers.   Read full article.
Councilwoman proposes beverage container tax
The Philadelphia Tribune

City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced legislation this week to tax beverage containers as an alternative to Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed tax on sugary drinks.  Read full article.

Philly City Council seems smitten with container tax, but Mayor Kenney not sold

With time running out for a final budget deal, many in Philadelphia City Council are working on ways to avoid voting for a sugary drink tax.   A new proposal is drawing both support and opposition.   Read full article .

VIDEO: Philadelphia Proposes Alternative Plan to Expand Soda Tax
NBC10 Philadelphia

Philadelphia's soda tax proposal is taking a new turn, attempting to take the focus off of soda and put it on a wider range of drinks. NBC10's Lauren Mayk tells us how it could affect your wallet and your child's education.
View full interview.

Councilwoman Introduces Bill to Require Use of LED Lighting
Reynolds Brown introduces bill requiring City to use LED lights
Plan Philly

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced  legislation  mandating the City of Philadelphia to install LED lighting during every major municipal renovation or new construction project.  Read full article

Councilwoman Introduces Bill Prohibiting Dry Cleaners from Charging Different Prices Based on Gender
Bill would require dry cleaners to charge female and male customers equally

The legislation would require dry cleaners to post a price list for each article of clothing as well as factors that would cause the price to be higher. Read full article

Alternatives to use of Styrofoam in the City of Philadelphia
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, wants to prohibit the city from purchasing Styrofoam material and seek other alternatives.
The Philadelphia Tribune

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, a strong advocate for greening, recycling and sustainability efforts, submitted an ordinance that would require the city to purchase alternative material moving forward. Read full article

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