2 Hours of testimony: Dozens speak out over ZCC proposals in Philadelphia

    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.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal