Allentown City Council

Questions about whether Allentown City Council members – or city employees – can run for elected office without resigning their current posts – have swirled around the burgeoning Allentown mayoral race. WLVR’s Genesis Ortega has the latest answers from last night’s council meeting.

Local activists who helped spearhead recent social justice protests across the Lehigh Valley, say Allentown City Council’s new plan to address their concerns falls short. WLVR’s Tyler Pratt reports they say the plan isn’t everything they hoped for.

Allentown City Council leaders made a commitment last night to create a dialogue on policing in the community. The city will examine police operations, create a citizen review board, and then discuss the future of law enforcement in the community.

WLVR’s Brad Klein spoke with WVLR’s Tyler Pratt who has been covering the story to unpack what is in the resolution before the city council.

Allentown City Council will meet tonight – on the agenda, a petition calling on several council members to resign. And as WLVR’s Tyler Pratt reports, that comes on the heels of weeks of tension over proposed police reforms.


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