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Monday, November 17, 2008 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

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.

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
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