From the Center City high rises to the row homes of South Philly to the energy of the Navy Yard and all the places in between, the Second District is the most dynamic place in the city.

As its representative, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has worked to make sure there’s a balance between creating an open, welcoming environment for new residents and providing security for long-time residents.

He’s done it by making sure every person in the district has a voice in the future of the neighborhood in which they live.

That’s Kenyatta’s commitment to you and to your friends, family, and neighbors.

KENYATTA JOHNSON’S SECOND DISTRICT AGENDA

Keep Property Taxes Down.

For longtime residents of the Second District, increasing property taxes are cause for concern. Property assessments that more than triple the value of a home can make the taxes impossible to afford. That’s why Kenyatta has taken the lead on the expansion of LOOP (Longtime Owner Occupants Program) so that more longtime residents are eligible property tax relief for a longer period of time.

Reform Our Justice System.

When it comes to creating a better, fairer system of justice, Philadelphia has made progress, but there’s still more to do. That’s why Kenyatta worked to ensure that defendants who meet their court obligations are refunded 100% of their cash bail, not just 70%. It’s an important step toward eliminating cash bail altogether.

Make Pre-K Available to All.

As the father of two young boys, Kenyatta understands the importance of quality early learning. Investing in pre-K improves the K-12 system, increases graduation rates, reduces juvenile crime rates, and improves the city’s workforce. That’s Kenyatta supported the sweetened beverage tax which is generating revenue to expand access to quality pre-K for more families.

LATEST NEWS

Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
It was my pleasure to be with @PhillyMayor, city officials and community leaders for a press conference announcing the #PhiladelphiaFlowerShow coming to FDR Park in South Philadelphia this year, the first time the Flower Show has been held outdoors in its 200 year history.

We have done a lot of work to improve FDR Park since I have been in office and the FDR Park Master Plan will result in more changes to the park. I think FDR Park is one of the jewels in the crowd of the City Parks and Recreation Department system.

The #FlowerShow will only use about 15 acres of FDR Park’s 350 acres so FDR Park will remain open for the public to enjoy. The Flower Show will be held June 5-12.

Purchase your tickets today since tickets will be limited. For ticket information, go to https://phsonline.org/the-flower-show

#SecondDistrictGoodNews #philadelphiaflowershow
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
During today's PHLCouncil session, I introduced a resolution calling on Congress to pass U.S. Senate Bill 4019 and U.S. House Resolution 7232 that would ensure that #Juneteenth is designated as a national holiday.

Read the resolution at this link: https://bit.ly/388C1Zl

The resolution is scheduled to come up for a final passage vote during the March 11 City Council session.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Today's session of Philadelphia City Council is underway. Watch the Council session live at the link below: https://phlcouncil.com/watch-city-council/
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to the Southwest Philadelphia Leadership Team for letting me participate in tonight's Zoom meeting discussing issues of importance to Southwest Philadelphia.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to the South Philadelphia Review newspaper for your coverage of my free food and coat giveaway last week:

https://southphillyreview.com/2021/02/26/councilman-johnson-philabundance-and-more-team-up-for-food-and-winter-coat-drive/

My office is planning to host additional food drives throughout the Second District in 2021. Stay tuned for details.


I'm proud to have earned the endorsement of the Philadelphia Inquirer. It's a recognition of the work we're doing to serve everyone in the Second District. I'll keep working to earn your support every day. https://t.co/SaoI3Ehp1b Citizensforkj photo

Kenyatta Johnson: Endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer. For Kenyatta, the issues of poverty & gun violence aren't about politics, they're personal. He's fighting for us so that Philadelphia families no longer feel the pain of gun violence. Kenyatta Johnson: From Here, For Here. https://t.co/XDpJyu9tGb

For Kenyatta Johnson, the issues of poverty and gun violence aren't about politics, they're personal. He's fighting for us in city hall so that Philadelphia families no longer feel the pain of gun violence. Kenyatta Johnson: From Here, For Here. https://t.co/aikt4cDqZ3

Saturday, May 4: Vare Rebuild Kickoff 1-4pm at Vare Recreation, 2600 Morris St. hosted by Councilman @CouncilmanKJ. https://t.co/uGePeTUpHi Citizensforkj photo

My wonderful supporter Judy Romano from Friends of Fitler Square . Thanks so much for your support lets continue to make the 2nd District a great place to live for everyone. #kenyattajohnsonforcitycouncil https://t.co/RYgXxuGsFT

What a amazing Meet & Greet hosted by Judy Romano from Friends of Fitler Square and Chris Lin 8th Ward Committee Person at D' Angelos. Thanks so much for your support lets continue to make the 2nd District a great place to live for everyone. https://t.co/orbc5GkNWr Citizensforkj photo

Contact

PO Box 7466
Philadelphia, PA 19101
(215) 251-0585
kenyattajohnson@rittenhousepolitical.com

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson represents Philadelphia's Second District, covering parts of Center City, South and Southwest Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, the Navy Yard, Eastwick, Grays Ferry, Hawthorne, and Point Breeze.