• Petitioned Councilman Brian O'Neill

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

Pass Bill 120920 - Progressive funding plan for Public Schools

    1. Jenni Desnouee
    2. Petition by

      Jenni Desnouee

      Philadelphia, PA

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.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Heather Golin PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      What a great way to get additional funding for our public schools. The money one school would get from this will fill the budget gap and ensure that all of the basic needs will be met.

      • over 1 year ago

      This really helps the schools!!

    • ChaoChi Lin PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Need funding for local public school.

    • Joseph Boyle GLENSIDE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Young families leave the city when they realize they have to put their kids in phila public schools. Think about that.

    • Jeffrey Saunders JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Mayor Nutter, Pls allow this billboard because: It is primarily visible only from the swirl of highways passing it. From the street below it begins above the 3rd flr so it has no street level impact. Using a tape measure and math, the elec board is only 4" high from the windows of the nearest residential bldg that can see it 4 blocks away - the size of an iphone.The precedent is not the elec board, it is the difficult to duplicate nature of the location. Estimated $125,000 yearly per school to start and rising with inflation, not from the city budget but from private sector. PLEASE! allow it. Thank you.


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