Mayor-elect talks priorities for Philadelphia

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 Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has a host of priorities he will begin tackling in January. (NewsWorks file photo)

Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has a host of priorities he will begin tackling in January. (NewsWorks file photo)

Philadelphia’s next mayor is talking about his priorities once he takes the oath of office. 

Talking with reporters, Jim Kenney said he has a host of issues that he’ll focus on when he’s sworn in as mayor in January.

“I have a priority to make sure our police department and our communities interact well together.  I have a priority to provide educational opportunities for our young children in pre-K,” he said. “We have a priority to set up community school models across the city.  We have lots of priorities.”

Another priority, he said, is to make sure imminently dangerous builds are either fixed and reused or else torn down. Creative reuse of former industrial buildings will be something else he said he will prioritize.

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