Philadelphia, April 20, 2014 – City Council hosted a Neighborhood Budget Hearing of 2014 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the West Oak Lane Charter School (7115 Stenton Ave.).
“The Neighborhood Budget Hearings are held for the convenience of Philadelphia residents who work and live outside of Center City,” Council President Darrell L. Clarke said. “This is the third consecutive year City Council has held Neighborhood Budget Hearings, and it is my hope that the public gets even more engaged in the budget process this year.”
“Bringing the hearing to the people in their own neighborhoods in addition to City Hall provides convenience for constituents and increased opportunities to hear from residents we might otherwise not hear from,” Councilwoman Marian Tasco (9th District) said. “This forum increases opportunities to apply diverse thinking and fresh ideas to the budget process, and creates yet another platform for residents to voice their concerns.”
“I encourage residents of the 8th District and beyond to seize this opportunity to tell us what they think the City of Philadelphia’s priorities should be,” Councilwoman Cindy Bass (8th District) said. “We welcome and need the input of our neighbors to craft a budget that truly helps move our City forward.”
A public hearing was also held on the proposed budget for the School District of Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Room 400 of City Hall.
Hearing dates and times are subject to change. The public is encouraged to check the City Council Budget Center regularly for updates. Members of the public may present written testimony at any time. This testimony should be sent via e-mail to Budget.Hearings@Phila.gov. Persons not having access to e-mail or needing further information may call 215-686-3407.