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.

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I would like to thank everyone that help during my petition drive for my Re-Election for the 2nd District City Council 2019. I could not have done it without your support. Thank You #citizensforkenyattajohnson #kenyattajohnson2019 #2nddistrict #mrgetitdonekj #kenyattajohnson
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Honored Meek Mill at City Council yesterday for his artistry and criminal justice reform efforts in Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and across the country. Everyone deserves a second chance and Meek has shown that he’s sincere in his efforts to make sure our justice system is just and fair for all.
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From 2017 to 2018, Missing persons reports for juveniles went up from 2700 to 2900 in Philadelphia. About 80% of reports were African-American youth. Where are these children?! ➡️ Have you seen these girls?
I don’t know why we don’t hear more about this, but this issue deserves way more attention than it has been getting!

Today, I introduced a resolution to bring more attention to this issue and hold hearings around missing and exploited children in Philadelphia. @ Philadelphia City Hall
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Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
"City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson was on hand at Ralph Brooks Tot Lot playground at 20th and Tasker to announce the beginning of a new street cleaning program in Point Breeze on Monday. The program started that day. He was also joined by representatives from the Urban Affairs Coalition and Ready, Willing and Able, the nonprofit contracted to conduct the street cleaning.

“Residential street cleaning on this scale is a first for Philadelphia in the 21st century,” Johnson said at the announcement. “Now it’s finally happened.”"
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
"Philadelphia's Point Breeze community isn't waiting for Mayor Kenney's proposed street sweeping pilot.

They already have their own program growing and Monday, they announced they're expanding it to get every street in the neighborhood.

A couple of years ago, residents started a GoFundMe page to pay for street cleaning and hired the homeless services agency, Ready, Willing and Able, to provide the labor. It's worked out so well, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson wangled $200,000 out of the city budget to expand the program.

The workers will now clean from Broad to 25th streets and just south of Washington to Snyder avenues with brooms and rakes, working daily so every block gets swept once a week."
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
"There's trash on the streets and sidewalks from Broad Street to 25th and Alter street to Snyder Avenue as well as the surrounding areas.

City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who represents Philadelphia's 2nd District, recognizes that and today he plans to announce the launch of a major street cleaning program."

Contact

PO Box 7466
Philadelphia, PA 19101
(267) 603-6774
info@citizensforkenyattajohnson.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.