City council members in Philadelphia today sat through two hours of public testimony over a zoning provision that would allow re-entry facilities for former prisoners in Southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods.
PlanPhilly reports community organizations in the southwest part of the city sent more than a dozen representatives to the hearing.
Some of the representatives even held up signs, protesting the draft provision.
PlanPhilly says the city now has 30 days to pass a resolution, sending recommendations back to the ZCC. Once that happens, the commission then has another 30 days to send a final report back to city council.