Infrastructure and Public Spaces

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 and inquiries may be submitted to policy@pahouse.net.

HEARING DETAILS

Policy Hearing: Infrastructure and Public Spaces

(August 6, 2021)

A public policy hearing hosted by Rep. Mike Driscoll. Read more

 

IN THE NEWS 

Protecting public spaces, expanding infrastructure improvements focus of Driscoll’s public hearing

(August 10, 2021)

Phila. Aug. 10 – Open green spaces, waterways, and broadband investments often get left behind in infrastructure conversations, but state Rep. Mike Driscoll partnered with Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon and the House Democratic Policy Committee to have a comprehensive conversation about how they must be considered when making investments. Driscoll welcomed Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro and members of the committee for the hearing where coordination amongst efforts was a key part of investment efforts. The hearing included robust conversation from City of Philadelphia officials including Michael A. Carroll, deputy managing director, Anthony Bocchicchio, director of operations for Parks and Recreation and Councilman Bobby Henon. “If the last 18 months has proven anything, it is that our public spaces are a necessary investment that our state must make,” said state Rep. Mike Driscoll, D-Phila. “Our trails, parks, outdoor rec spaces have been utilized during this shutdown caused by the pandemic and it is very apparent that the use of these places will not end. Our tax dollars are meant, in part, to provide funding for our leisure enjoyment and well-being. Today’s hearing and those testifying provided information that proves the enormous worth of these facilities and locations to the commonwealth.” “I want to especially thank Holy Family University for hosting this hearing on their Read more

 

Connecting Philadelphia Communities focus of Tuesday public hearing

(August 9, 2021)

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 policy@pahouse.net . 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 Resources , Bureau of Forestry , Rural & Community Forestry Section Stephanie Phillips, Executive Director, Riverfront North Partnership Cara Ferr entino , Program Officer, Great Public Spaces, William Penn Foundation Linde Lauff , President, Friends of Pennypack Park For additional information, visit www.pahouse.com/policy . Read more

 

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