Philadelphia’s City Council has no plans for neighborhood budget hearings this year.
City Council President Darrell Clarke says there’s a good reason why there are no formal neighborhood budget hearings.
“There have been so many forums this year, as it relates to organizations, council members have been to all of the forums the interaction this particular year has been much broader than the neighborhood budget hearings,” Clarke said.
Clarke says the localized meetings are to hear from the people in the neighborhoods — and that’s already occurred through the council members’ re-election forums.
What’s more, Clarke says, no one requested neighborhood budget hearings.