philly.com
Reynolds Brown must step down
Since 1999, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has been a staunch advocate for Philadelphia’s children. She was one of the city’s leading forces in the much needed merger of the parks and recreation departments. A former dancer/company member of Philadanco, Reynolds Brown has been an important voice for the city’s arts and cultural communities, and, to this day, she remains active as an ex-officio member of Philadanco’s board. Her menu-labeling legislation, requiring chain restaurants to post nutritional and calorie information, has helped to disqualify Philadelphia as one of the fattest cities in America.