Thursday, November 29, 2012

Philly City Council Restores Funding

adapted from press release:

The Philadelphia City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to restore more than $7.1 million in funding toward domestic violence shelters, children with special needs, parks and recreation centers, and neighborhood improvement programs. The funding restorations for the Fiscal Year 2013 budget are made possible by a higher-than-anticipated year-end fund balance for Fiscal Year 2012.

Bill No. 120818 tabs $3 million for 100 additional shelter beds for victims of domestic abuse.  City Council also restored more than $2.6 million to the Department of Parks and Recreation, which will help support additional maintenance and facility workers as well as seasonal staff.  In total, Council approved appropriations totaling $37.1 million, including $30 million requested by the Nutter Administration.Council’s requested appropriations are as follows:  

BigBelly Trash Compactors  (Streets Dept.) $63,000
Big Brothers/Sisters (Finance Dept.) $500,000
Community Life Improvement Programs or CLIP (MDO) $600,000
Domestic Violence Shelter Beds        (OSH) $3,000,000
Mural Arts Program $200,000
Parks & Recreation         $2,675,000
Special Needs Children (DHS/SDP) $100,000

Total: $7,138,000

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