Philadelphia councilman wants house numbers painted on curb

A Philadelphia city councilman wants your number on the curb.

Councilman Curtis Jones says his proposal is to make sure every Philadelphia house is easily identified in case of emergency.

“It mandates that every domicile with six or under residents has a number identifying its address painted on the curb to that first responders don’t have to play guessing games as to where the location of the issue is,” said Jones.

Jones says reflective paint should be used and it could be a good project for a youthful entrepreneur.

“This curb identification bill will also one of the unintended consequences but positive will create jobs. Young people could have summer jobs by painting the numbers with stencils on curbs within the block between the actual sidewalk and the street,” said Jones.

Philadelphia City Council has not held a hearing on the idea yet.

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