Our campaign to restore funding to Parks and Recreation is gaining support. Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial says:
|“Upwards of $2 million additional for maintenance has been mentioned, which would represent an almost historic bump for such funding… despite related and other fiscal challenge, the mayor’s leadership is again needed if the city hopes to polish a park system that could be a gem.”
Click here to read the full editorial
This week is the final push! Councilmembers have stepped up to the plate and put an increase to Parks and Recreation on the table in their negotiations with the Mayor. Now we need Mayor Nutter’s leadership and we need both the Mayor and Council to keep it as a top priority as they hammer out the final budget.
In April the Parks Alliance and hundreds of parks and recreation advocates launched a campaign to restore $8 Million in promised funding to the department of Parks and Recreation. In May we stood with Council allies to announce their support. Now, let’s make sure Mayor Nutter and Council make it happen.
The next couple of days are critical … take action NOW! Send a new email even if you sent one before!
Let them know you want funding restored to Parks and Recreation!
Please send this link to your friends, neighbors, networks – to all the people you know who love parks and playgrounds and want to keep them safe, clean and well-maintained. If you missed it – the Parks Alliance took the Inquirer on a tour of park conditions throughout the city. Click here for “Parks and Wreck” – an article that documents why we need to invest more in our parks and recreation.
How do children play on a tennis court that looks like this!
Thanks for all you do for Philly’s parks and recreation,
-The Philadelphia Parks Alliance
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