2019 City Council At-Large Candidate

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Justin DiBerardinis

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: Organizer for the Eastern Philadelphia Organizing Project (EPOP) and Good Schools Pennsylvania; Legislative Director for Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez; Program Director at Bartram’s Garden
Websites:
Campaign Website
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Contact information:
215-326-9626
info@justinforphilly.com
Bio
DiBerardinis is a lifelong Philadelphia resident with a long history of community activism for better education. Most recently he worked at Bartram’s Garden.

Positions

All of the information below comes from the campaign website.

Economy

  • Supports creating publicly-funded job opportunities such as teacher aides, street sweepers, traffic enforcement officers, and home health aides

  • Supports reforming the wage tax to a progressively scaled system

  • Generally supports a tax structure that favors Philadelphia businesses and homeowners over suburban

Infrastructure

  • Generally supports increasing funding for public infrastructure, such as schools, parks, and libraries

Governance and ethics

  • Generally supports amending the Home Rule Charter to lessen the power of city council to micromanage

  • Supports strengthening the Office of the Inspector General and reactivating city council’s Committee on Ethics

  • Supports implementing strict limits on outside employment for city councilmembers

Environment

  • Generally supports creating incentives for individual homeowners to make their homes more environmentally friendly

  • Generally supports shifting away from fossil fuels and more towards renewable sources