City of Lancaster Commitments to Racial Equity

Mayor Sorace was elected to build a stronger and more equitable Lancaster, block by block. The City of Lancaster has made these commitments to racial and social equity. Some of this work started more than 2 years ago and some is NEW. It is all connected to what has been asked of the City by demonstrators this summer.

Featured Events

City Council Finance Committee Meeting – Budget Hearings
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
City Council Commission Room
City Council Meeting
6:30 pm
Noise Control Board Meeting
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall
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UPMC Rezoning

The owners of 250 College Avenue brought a rezoning petition to Lancaster City Council committee on August 3, followed by a public reading on August 11, a public hearing on August 27, and a second reading on September 8, leading to the adoption of the rezoning ordinance. The seller, UPMC, has reached agreement with a buyer and principal developer, Washington Place Equities (WPE) and HDC MidAtlantic, Lancaster’s largest local affordable housing developer, as a partner. Next, the developer will study the site ahead of submitting any requests to the City.

Local Control for Open Carry

Contact your state legislators and ask them to co-sponsor legislation that would allow municipalities like Lancaster to ban guns from City-owned properties.

Neighbor of the Month

Celebrating the citizens who make our neighborhoods better!

Ban the Sale of Consumer Fireworks in Pennsylvania

Contact your Lancaster County legislators and tell them you want to make our city safe from hazardous consumer grade fireworks that put our neighborhoods in danger.

Climate Action Plan

The City of Lancaster’s Municipal Operations Climate Action Plan affirms a renewed commitment to the future of Lancaster City.