Philadelphians yesterday approved two ballot questions changing the City Charter.
One change will posthumously promote to the next rank any Philadelphia police officers, firefighters, and paramedics who die in the line of duty. That will mean increased support for survivors, as death benefits are based on an officer's or employee's rank.
The measure passed overwhelmingly.
The second allows Council to change how it lets the public know about meetings, legislation, and contracts up for bid. Passed with strong support, it gives more latitude in deciding how notices are disseminated.