Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Ready for the Community Budget Workshops?

So the first of four community budget workshops -- put on by the Penn Project for Civic Engagement -- is scheduled for tomorrow night in Northeast Philly. We just looked over the format outlined on the Penn website and these are going to be serious sessions.

Ready for the Community Budget Workshops?

So the first of four community budget workshops -- put on by the Penn Project for Civic Engagement -- is scheduled for tomorrow night in Northeast Philly. We just looked over the format outlined on the Penn website and these are going to be serious sessions.

After a briefing from senior administration officials, participants will break up into small working groups that will analyze budget options before the city. Penn Project Director Harris Sokoloff said they will be using the data presented to City Council Monday night about possible budget cuts.

Sokoloff also said they have reached out to churches, civic associations and block captains to let people know about the workshops. "This is a fairly distinct opportunity," he said.

Here's a link to more details about the event.

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