Friday, December 26, 2014

Councilwoman hosts community meeting with city departments

City Councilwoman Cindy Bass will host a community meeting tonight with representatives from a number of city departments including Licenses and Inspections, the Police Department, Philadelphia Gas Works and other agencies at the Deliverance Evangelist Church on West Lehigh Avenue near 20th Street from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Councilwoman hosts community meeting with city departments

It’s not always easy for Philadelphians to make their way down to City Hall to voice their concerns.

So, City Councilwoman Cindy Bass will host a community meeting tonight with representatives from a number of city departments including Licenses and Inspections, the Police Department, Philadelphia Gas Works and other agencies at the Deliverance Evangelist Church on West Lehigh Avenue near 20th Street from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

“During the campaign we said that being accessible is a priority for us,” Bass said. “People really want it.”

The meeting will allow residents to chat with the city departments and Bass’ office.

Since taking office in January, Bass launched “Coffee with the Councilwoman,” weekly one-on-one meetings with residents throughout Northwest Philly’s 8th district.

Bass said those meetings have been helpful in staying on top of community issues and generating ideas for legislation.

A number of residents complained to her during a recent “coffee” meeting that they wanted to use Stenton Park Playground, but didn’t because it was poorly maintained and there was drug activity. Bass immediately notified the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“If you have people come in and talk about the same issue, you know it’s a problem,” Bass said.

The next “Coffee with the Councilwoman” will be Friday at the Night Kitchen Bakery on Germantown Avenue near East Mermaid Lane from 8 to 10 a.m.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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