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
Thank you to the Philadelphia Tribune for your coverage of my free turkey giveaway in South Philadelphia this week. The photo is in the Tuesday, 11/24 edition of the newspaper.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to NBC 10 Philadelphia for interviewing me this week for your story on the tragic death of 12 year old Sadeek Clark-Harrison, who was killed while inside his Frankford home this past weekend. Watch story below:

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/loved-ones-mourn-12-year-old-boy-who-was-gunned-down-while-inside-home/2609058/
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to my fellow @PHLCouncil members for voting out of the Law and Government Committee a series of bills to help Philadelphia's hospitality workers.

I am a co- sponsor of the bills along with Councilmembers Helen Gym and Isaiah Thomas.

This package of bills would protect the jobs of over 12,000 hospitality workers who were laid off as a result of #Covid19.

The three bills are expected to come up for a final passage vote in mid-December.

#blackworkersmatter
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
My free turkey giveaway this week also included a distribution of nearly 200 turkeys in front of the New Temple Baptist Church at 27th and Wharton Street in South Philly.
My office distributed hundreds of turkeys this week to families throughout the Second District. Happy Thanksgiving.
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Thank you to the young men who volunteered this week to distribute turkeys to Second Councilmanic District community leaders in Southwest Philadelphia.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CH8XvI9BiId/
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
Kenyatta Johnson for City Council
I am a hands on Councilmember and I love speaking to residents and helping them. My Southwest Philadelphia District office was the site of our second Turkey giveaway this week, this time giving turkeys directly to community groups to distribute this year.
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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
(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.