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Pass Bill 120920 - Progressive funding plan for Public Schools

This bill will give a consistent funding stream to three neighborhood public schools in Philadelphia (McCall Elementary, Kearny Elementary and Spring Garden Elementary) through a community benefits agreement negotiated with a digital billboard developer. The bill simply allows for a larger size billboard than previously allowed in this zone.

I support this bill wholeheartedly because I believe the needs of our children for educational opportunity outweigh abstract principles about the aesthetic value of one digital billboard in an in an industrial neighborhood.

In a time of shrinking budgets, and crippling cuts to education, this bill provides a model for creative public/private partnerships that benefit our greatest community resource - our children. That is why 16 members of Council voted "yes," why hundreds of school parents have already send emails in support of this bill, and why we hope you will sign this bill.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Councilman Brian O'Neill
  • Council President Darrell Clarke
  • Councilman Bobby Henon
  • City Council
    Councilman Bill Greenlee
  • City Council
    Councilman Bill Green
  • Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
  • Councilwoman Cindy Bass
  • Councilman Mark Squilla
  • Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell
  • Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown
  • City Council
    Councilman David Oh
  • City Council
    Councilman James Kenney
  • City Council
    Councilman Curtis Jones
  • City Council
    Councilman Wilson Goode
  • Councilwoman Marian Tasco
  • Councilwoman Maria Q. Sanchez
  • Councilman Dennis O'Brien

Jenni Desnouee started this petition with a single signature, and now has 33 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.