Friday, December 19, 2014

Philly School Buses -- Your Ad Here!

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown's quest to find new money for the cash-strapped School District of Philadelphia will continue Thursday, when she plans to introduce a bill to allow advertising on city school buses.

Philly School Buses -- Your Ad Here!

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown's quest to find new money for the cash-strapped School District of Philadelphia will continue Thursday, when she plans to introduce a bill to allow advertising on city school buses.

This comes on the heels of last week's bill to let bars stay open an hour later - until 3 a.m. - thus collecting an extra hour's worth of liquor tax for the kiddies.

Advertising also seems to be a theme of this new Council, with President Darrell Clarke offering up the idea to sell space on city property.

Brown, who is the Majority Whip, believes that advertising on school buses could generate between $1 - 1.2 million a year (or roughly about $10,000 for each of the district's 1,250 buses).

Ads for alcohol, tobacco and material related to that other great American vice, politics, would be prohibited.

The state would have to pass companion legislation to authorize the advertisements, according to Brown's office.

Click herefor Philly.com's politics page.

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