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STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT CLARKE ON PARKING AUTHORITY RELINQUISHING CLAIM ON $11 MILLION PAID TO SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

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PHILADELPHIA, PA– City Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) issued the following statement on a joint announcement today from the Philadelphia Parking Authority and the City of Philadelphia that a $10.8 million “overpayment” by the Authority to the School District of Philadelphia will remain with the School District.

“We are pleased that the Parking Authority and the City of Philadelphia have reached resolution of an important matter — $10.8 million reportedly over-paid by the Authority to the School District will not be required to be repaid. The School District will keep these essential funds, as it should.”

“Every dollar or amount of revenue delivered to the School District should remain with the School District, so it can deliver on its primary responsibility of educating every child in its schools. Whatever the nature of this dispute, the only thing that truly matters is educating our children, and ensuring the District has the resources it needs to do so.”

“We commend the new leadership of the Parking Authority for reaching this joint agreement to leave the money with the School District where it belongs, and hope it signals a new era of accountability to Philadelphia residents and their schoolchildren.”

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