Philadelphia House Delegation reacts to Mayor Parker’s budget proposal

PHILADELPHIA, March 14 – Chairwoman of the Philadelphia House Delegation state Rep. Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., issued the following statement today in response to Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker’s first budget proposal and address today in City Council Chambers. 

“I am overjoyed to see the mayor’s attitude of action shine through in her first budget proposal to City Council. Her One Philly Budget would invest over $2 billion across five years to make Philadelphia ‘safer, cleaner, and greener, with access to economic opportunity for all,’ including an immediate infusion of $143 million in this upcoming fiscal year.

“The mayor’s commitment to transparency and honest dialogue in this process will ensure that the voices of all Philadelphians are heard through community budget briefings and town halls. Our delegation looks forward to working with the mayor and city council with resources, programs and funding needed to uplift all communities across our great city."