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Pathways to Reform, Transformation, and Reconciliation

Building a more equitable city for all Philadelphians.

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Racism in America and Philadelphia is both systemic and institutionalized, with far-reaching effects on political engagement, economic opportunities, health outcomes, and overall life chances for Black and Brown communities. These communities have experienced racial inequalities over generations, which have contributed to structural violence and pervasive poverty in the city.

Across the country, the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked weeks of protests and social activism. Acknowledging the suffering, pain, and outrage of these communities, Mayor Jim Kenney pledged to make real changes, and focusing on listening, understanding, and reconciliation, he is committed to building a more equitable city for all Philadelphians.

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April 2021
April 15

Mayor proposed Fiscal Year 2022 Budget and Five Year Plan, charting a course for Philadelphia beyond COVID-19. This budget focuses on providing core services, maintaining Philadelphia's long-term fiscal health, reducing racial disparities among residents, and advancing equitable outcomes for all. These are the City of Philadelphia FY22 investments to create a safer and more just city.

March 2021
March 12

The City and PIDC announced that a total of 914 small businesses have been selected to receive $12 million from the Philadelphia COVID-19 Restaurant and Gym Relief Program, with over 50 percent going to minority-owned businesses and more than one-third going to women-owned businesses.

February 2021
February 10

The City, along with its workforce and economic development partners Philadelphia Works and PIDC, announced a renewed commitment to advance equitable workforce development opportunities and align resources to lift Philadelphians out of poverty, including a $1 million investment in innovative workforce solutions that address workforce challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbated by long-standing racial injustice.

January 2021
January 27

On January 27, 2021, Mayor Jim Kenney signed Executive Order 2-21, which made two changes to the list of City Holidays. The City of Philadelphia will once again recognize Juneteenth (June 19) as a holiday; and, for the first time, the City holiday celebrated on the second Monday of October will be recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day. These changes, instituted via Executive Order 2-21, will be in place at least through the end of the Kenney administration.

January 22

The City and PIDC announced the Philadelphia COVID-19 Restaurant and Gym Relief Program, a $12 million grant program from the City and PIDC designed to provide financial relief to small businesses that were among the most adversely affected by the latest round of pandemic-related restrictions enacted in November 2020. Priority will be given to businesses that are located in high poverty areas or on neighborhood commercial corridors, are minority-, woman-, or disabled-owned, provide jobs to Philadelphians, or suffered damage in 2020 due to civil unrest.

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