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kenyatta johnson

Party: Democrat
Position: City Council, District 2
Committees:
Chair: Transportation and Public Utilities; Legislative Oversight
Vice-Chair: Appropriations; Public Safety
Member: Children and Youth; Commerce and Economic Development; Ethics; Fiscal Stability and Intergovernmental Cooperation; Licenses and Inspections; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs; Rules; Streets and Services
In office since: 2012
Previous occupations: State Representative of District 186 from 2009-12
Next Election: 2019
Websites (hyperlinks):
Official
Contact Information:
Philadelphia City Hall, Room 580
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: 215-686-3412
Tel 2: 215-686-3413
Fax: 215-686-1931

Economy and Taxes:

  • Supports $15 minimum wage

  • Introduced legislation for the City's Affordable Housing Initiative (passed)

  • Believes in balanced development that both supports market rates for housing and creates opportunities for affordable housing so that people aren't displaced

Education:

  • Worked with Governor Wolf to ensure more funding from the state

  • Brokered a deal in 2012 to save E.M. Stanton Elementary from closing

Policing and Justice:

  • Founded the nonprofit "Peace Not Guns," which aims to work with law enforcement to reduce the number of illegal guns while trying to provide alternative opportunities for youth