The following letter was sent by the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project to neighborhood, business, and civic leaders.

Dear Friend,

We need a local government that listens to the people and that truly works for the residents of our city.

For too long, City Hall has been plagued by a broken and overly complicated bureaucracy. Businesses are strangled by red tape and it’s hard for entrepreneurs to get ahead — Philadelphia was recently ranked as one of the hardest places to start a new business in the country. To put it simply, there needs to be transparency and accountability.

At the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project Inclusive Growth Hearing on Tuesday, November 26th, we will explore the ways in which our policy pillar “Putting People First at City Hall” would usher in a new era of increased openness and a government that works for the people.

We will be joined by Joan Waters, President and CEO of Cofco; David Sims, Owner of Eatible Delights; Pat Christmas, Policy Director of Committee of 70; and Anna Shipp, Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network who will share their experiences of working to create a local government that better works for the people of our city. 

Panelists' headshots

When our local government is responsive to all, we can all have the opportunity to thrive and take part in a shared prosperity.

If you, or someone from your business or organization, is interested in joining us at City Hall for this important hearing, please sign up now.

Thank you,

PHL Neighborhood Growth Project