Committee sets hearings on demolitions in Philadelphia

A view of the building collapse in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 5th.

June 17, 2013 8:14:41 PM PDT
The committee investigating demolition practices in Philadelphia following the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets has announced its public hearing schedule.

The first hearing will take place in City Council chambers on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Commissioner Carlton Williams of the Department of Licenses & Inspections is scheduled to testify.

Other hearings are scheduled for:

  • June 19, 2013
  • June 27, 2013
  • July 11, 2013
  • Aug. 1, 2013
  • Aug. 13, 2013

    All hearings will begin at 10:00 a.m.

    The Special Investigative Committee was appointed by Council President Darrell L. Clarke to investigate the June 5, 2013, building collapse that killed six people and injured 14 others.

    The Committee members are Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. (chair), Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Councilman Bobby Henon, Councilman Jim Kenney, and Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez.