City Council is getting into the transparency business.
Council President Anna Verna's office just announced that a public hearing on the budget has been scheduled to take place at Temple University - at 5 p.m. April 1, at Ritter Hall (near Cecil B. Moore Avenue and 13th Street).
It is the first time in recent memory that Council has held a budget hearing somewhere other than in Council chambers in City Hall. This meeting was at the request of Council members Darrell Clarke and Maria Quinones-Sanches. Additional meetings in other neighborhoods will also be scheduled.
Yet another hearing for public testimony - ready for this? - is set to occur on a SATURDAY - that's Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.