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jannie L. blackwell

Party: Democrat
Position: City Council, District 3
Committees:
Chair: Education; Finance
Vice-Chair: Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless
Member: Public Safety; Fiscal Stability and Intergovernmental Cooperation; Ethics; Environment; Disabled and Persons with Special Needs; Commerce and Economic Development; Appropriations
In office since: 1992
Next Election: 2019
Previous occupations: Teacher
Websites:
Official
Contact Information:
Philadelphia City Hall
Room 408
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-686-3418

Economy and Taxes:

  • Claims to support affordable housing and economic opportunity, but offers no specifics

  • Is a Commissioner on the Philadelphia Housing Authority

  • Announced 10-year economic plan in 1999 for West/Southwest Philly, which led to the formation of the nonprofit "West Philadelphia on the Move"

Elections and Government:

  • 10-year economic plan in 1999 for West/Southwest Philly, which led to the formation of the nonprofit "West Philadelphia on the Move"

Public Health:

  • Current ward leader for the 46th ward (source)

  • Proposed banning smoking in public places within city