Councilwoman Blondell Reynold Brown's bill proposing that bars be allowed to operate until 3 a.m. has been the most talked-about piece of legislation to come out of this week's City Council session. It will most likely continue to spark debate for months to come as joint city-state hearings are held and the law is argued in both Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
So who is the woman behind the idea?
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is a type of tweeter I call the social media powerhouse
In non-Internet life, she could simply be referred to as the social powerhouse. It's rare for her to pass a face, be it a reporter, constituent, or fellow politician, that she does not recognize and greet. But she's surprisingly opaque at the same time:
even when you're acquainted, you never feel like you know
Her Twitter account is a stellar reflection of her public persona:
she replies to just about everyone, retweets positive comments and shares her thoughts several times a day – this woman must burn through a Blackberry (or a social media staffer) a month. But, at the same time, she never gets too personal or reveals too much.