Monday, March 31, 2014

Public Meeting About Philly Parks Funding This Wednesday

Our friends at the Philadelphia Parks Alliance are calling allies of Philly's park system to attend an important budget hearing happening this Wednesday at 1pm at City Hall. Below is text from the PPA (this PPA, not the other PPA) flyer.

City Council Operating Budget Hearing
Topic: Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Wednesday, April 2nd
1:00-2:30 pm (or later)
City Hall, Room 400

Join us to show STRONG and ORGANIZED SUPPORT for Parks and Recreation at the upcoming City Council Budget Hearing. Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis will be testifying and we want to pack Council chambers with Park and Recreation advocates from every neighborhood in the city.

Parks & Recreation is Still $5 Million Short of the Approved Budget for FY 2009! 

Close the Gap in FY 2015! 

Mayor Nutter’s proposed increase of $500,000 for programming in FY 2015 is a good start, but it’s not enough. We thank City Council & Mayor Nutter for partial restoration of operations funding in FY 2013. NOW it’s time for them to INVEST IN PROGRAMMING and restore the remaining $5 Million!

You can see the full 2-page flyer explaining why this funding matters for Philadelphia families here.