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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor Nutter Announces Series Of Town Hall Meetings On City’s Response To Financial Crisis
Top City leadership to attend eight community meetings across Philadelphia
Philadelphia, November 17 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter has announced a series of eight Town Hall Meetings throughout Philadelphia to explain the city’s response to the financial crisis and changes to the budget. The meetings will take place during late-November to mid-December. At the meetings, city government leadership will explain the difficult decisions that need to be made, share the principles that guided the process, and to listen to any concerns that citizens may have. “This is an opportunity for Philadelphians to hear directly from the leadership of city government on changes that will have an impact on their communities,” said Mayor Nutter. “I look forward to the opportunity to meet with citizens all across the city to explain what has led to our financial situation, why we have made the very difficult budget decisions that we have made, and to listen to the concerns of people throughout many neighborhoods.” At each session Mayor Nutter will make opening remarks and run the audience through a short overview presentation and then open up for approximately an hour-long Q&A session. The Managing Director, Deputy Mayors, Finance Director Rob Dubow, Budget Director Steve Agostini, Police Commissioner Ramsey, Fire Commissioner Ayers, Recreation Commissioner Slawson, L&I Commissioner Burns, Streets Commissioner Tolson, and Fairmount Park Commission Executive Director Mark Focht, and other department and agency heads will all be available to answer questions. Continued… Meeting schedule Meetings will be held from 7-8:30/9pm each evening. Members of the public should arrive at approximately 6:30-6:45pm. Dates and locations of the meeting are as follows: Tuesday, November 25th South Philadelphia High School 2101 S. Broad Street Monday, December 1st Kensington High School 2051 E. Cumberland Street Tuesday, December 2nd School of the Future 4021 Parkside Avenue
Room 216 - City Hall Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: 215. 686.6210 or 6211 Fax: 215.686.2170 www.phila.gov
Monday, December 8th John Perzel Community Center 2990 St. Vincent Street Tuesday, December 9th Roxborough Memorial Hospital Wolcroff Auditorium 5800 Ridge Avenue Wednesday, December 10th Benjamin Franklin High School 550 N. Broad Street Tuesday, December 16th Kingsessing Recreation Center 5100 Chester Avenue Thursday, December 18th Martin Luther King High School 6100 Stenton Avenue ###