[PretzelPark] Philadelphia Parks Alliance: RALLY to SUPPORT -$3 MILLION for PARKS
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Thu Apr 10 16:07:33 EDT 2008
Philadelphia Parks Alliance
And Allies and Supporters
Invite you to join us for a
RALLY to SUPPORT
$3 MILLION for PARKS
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
The Philadelphia Parks Alliance and its hundreds of supporters and allies have won major progress toward more funding to revitalize our parks.
Mayor Nutter has proposed a $3 million increase ($2.5 million for Fairmount Park and $500,000 for Recreation Department) for the coming year. In addition, Mayor Nutter has proposed a 46% increase of the Fairmount Park budget over 5 years, from its current $13 million annual budget to $19 million. With City resources to parks flat-lined for decades, this is the first time in years the budget includes a major increase for parks. The increase would be funded through a proposed increase in the parking tax, which City Council must approve.
Now it's time to win support in City Council so they approve the $3 million for parks.
This is major progress!!! One year ago in April, the Parks Alliance launched a city-wide citizens inspection of parks and then held a hearing on its findings "Parks in Trouble". Mayor Nutter has made good on a campaign promise to expand funding for parks – his first budget includes $3 million new dollars - a terrific first step toward full and adequate investment into one of Philadelphia's greatest assets – its parks.
For More Information Contact the Philadelphia Parks Alliance at 215-879-8159, www.philaparks.org
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