The Monday podcast: Why Council should hold more community meetings

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Council President Darrell Clarke (right) deserves credit for holding last week's hearing on the city's budget. But there needs to be many more meetings like it.

Last week, Council held a hearing about the city's budget in the heart of a Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood. In today's podcast, reporters Holly Otterbein and Juliana Reyes talk about how the meeting drew lots of smart, passionate residents, and why this proves that events like these should be the rule, rather than the exception.
 
Currently, Council members hold community hearings like this infrequently. And they still haven't scheduled a single hearing about their own budget.

Last week, Council held a hearing about the city's budget in the heart of a Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood. In today's podcast, reporters Holly Otterbein and Juliana Reyes talk about how the meeting drew lots of smart, passionate residents, and why this proves that events like these should be the rule, rather than the exception. 

Currently, Council members hold community hearings like this infrequently. And they still haven't scheduled a single hearing about their own budget.

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