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Philadelphia City Council to eliminate breaks the week of some federal holidays

Philadelphia City Council will not conduct a full legislative session on Thursday, February 23 due to a long-standing practice of not holding meetings the week of a federal holiday, even if the holiday – like President's Day, which took place on Monday, February 20 – does not fall on Thursday, the day Council typically meets.

New City Council President Darrell Clarke says he is working to change the practice, and said the absence of a Council meeting this week is the result of an oversight by his office.

Clarke has also said he plans to shorten Council’s three-month summer recess.

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