Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Councilman Rizzo gives back progam money to aid budget crisis

Councilman Frank Rizzo sent a letter to Mayor Nutter Friday, offering to forgo funding he had been promised for a prison education program. In the letter, Rizzo said he had been pledged $500,000 over the next five years for the “Worker Inmate Program,” a combined effort of the Prison System and the Fairmount Park Commission which would help provide inmates with job training. Rizzo wrote that “in the interest of the public good, you use that $500,000 to keep other vital programs operating as we work together to close the budget gap.”

Councilman Rizzo gives back progam money to aid budget crisis

Councilman Frank Rizzo sent a letter to Mayor Nutter Friday, offering to forgo funding he had been promised for a prison education program.

In the letter, Rizzo said he had been pledged $500,000 over the next five years for the “Worker Inmate Program,” a combined effort of the Prison System and the Fairmount Park Commission which would help provide inmates with job training.

Rizzo wrote that “in the interest of the public good, you use that $500,000 to keep other vital programs operating as we work together to close the budget gap.”

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