Review of last night’s budget workshop in Upper Holmesburg

WHYY has a great review of last night’s budget workshop held at St. Dom’s.

Except for one thing. Chris Satullo, former editorial page editor of the Inquirer, said St. Dom’s, located at 8510 Frankford Ave. in Holmesburg, was in Frankford.

Gosh, that’s a big difference, no?

But see what WHYY shared below.

According to Satullo’s post on the crowded event: The heart of the evening was a workshop where citizens, working in breakouts groups of 25 or so, grappled with a list of potential service cuts and tax increases being considered by the Nutter Administration to close what city officials said was a $174 million budget gap for next fiscal year.

Each possible action, ranging from draconian cuts in the police department to a modest increase in the parking tax, was assigned a point value based on how much it would do to close the budget gap.

Each group was challenged to agree upon enough actions to total 100 points, which equaled closing the budget shortfall completely. [Source] Did you go to last night’s event? If you did, tell us about it. Comment below, or e-mail us. We want to know, just like WHYY wants to know.

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