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Petitioning Councilman Brian O'Neill and 17 others

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.

Letter to
Councilman Brian O'Neill
Council President Darrell Clarke
Councilman Bobby Henon
and 15 others
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
Please 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.