2019 City Council At-Large Candidate
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
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
DiBerardinis is a lifelong Philadelphia resident with a long history of community activism for better education. Most recently he worked at Bartram’s Garden.
All of the information below comes from the campaign website.
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
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
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