Connecting Philadelphia Communities focus of Tuesday public hearing

Phila. Aug. 9 – State Rep. Mike Driscoll is hosting the House Democratic Policy Committee for a public hearing on infrastructure and public spaces.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 at Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia. The public and media are encouraged to attend. Media inquiries may be submitted to

Driscoll will be joined by Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and members of the committee to discuss how urban design and city planning can improve public health, accessibility and even encourage tourism.

The following participants are scheduled to testify at the hearing:

  • Rachel Reyna, Section Chief, PA Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesBureau of Forestry, Rural & Community Forestry Section 
  • Stephanie Phillips, Executive Director, Riverfront North Partnership 
  • Cara Ferrentino, Program Officer, Great Public Spaces, William Penn Foundation 
  • Linde LauffPresident, Friends of Pennypack Park  

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