The following letter was sent by the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project to neighborhood, business, and civic leaders.
A new survey of 20,000 Philadelphia residents found that two-thirds believe the quality of services provided by the City are “fair or poor.” And residents are concerned with basic issues like the condition of roads, public safety, and the quality of schools in their neighborhoods.
As a city, we can do better.
It starts with building a strong and transparent relationship with our local government. More transparency from City Hall will help residents, business owners, and community organizations with things like starting a business, navigating the permit process, or holding our elected officials accountable.
But we know we cannot foster this relationship alone – we should all want to see Philadelphia grow and thrive. If you’re ready to step up and join the conversation about creating a local government that prioritizes transparency and accountability, join us at our Roadmap event next Wednesday, January 22.
Yvette A. Núñez is the Vice President of Civic Affairs at the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and a coalition member of PHL Neighborhood Growth Project.