Posted by Eric Horvath on February 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM
Councilman Bobby Henon is hosting a tele town hall on Thursday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. to respond to Mayor Michael Nutter’s presumed budget address before City Council earlier in the day and discuss budget priorities with his constituents. Historically, the Mayor formally presents his budget to City Council during a stated meeting to lay out his budget priorities.
“Budget season is an opportunity for the public, the Administration and City Council to have a conversation about what kind of City we want to be,” Councilman Henon said. “It’s important that we get feedback and input from constituents.”
The Councilman hopes to cover as much ground as possible in the one-hour call, including his continued efforts to restore the manufacturing sector through work as co-chair of the manufacturing task force, as named by Mayor Nutter in 2012.
“Even with the issues we face, there’s no reason why Philadelphia can’t come out of this budget season primed for continued growth. Young families are still relocating here. Companies are starting here. Developers want to build here. We need to make sure we create an environment fit for all of them to grow here,” Henon said.
The call will begin with Councilman Henon making a short statement in response to the Mayor’s budget address and lead in to a question-and-answer session with participants. The call is part of a larger effort to engage citizens on local government and the budget process.
“We’re going to reach people through any way we can,” Henon said. “My new website, tele town halls, civic meetings, social media, direct mail, text message – anything we can do to bring awareness of the budget season and engage constituents.”
Those interested in joining the call can dial in at 6:00 p.m. on March 6th to 1-877-229-8493 and use 112405 when prompted for a pin number. They can also visit www.bobbyhenon.com/budget for more information.