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Published on May 09, 2024
Mayor Cherelle L. Parker Hosts 'One Philly' Town Hall to Discuss Fiscal Year 2025 Budget in WynnefieldSource: Wikipedia/Jared Piper/PHLCouncil, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Mayor Cherelle L. Parker is gearing up to take charge of the room at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Wynnefield tonight, where she's set to run a town hall that's all about Philly's financial blueprint for the coming year. The 6 PM event is part of the 'One Philly' initiative, aimed to lay out the Fiscal Year 2025 Operating Budget and the city's five-year strategy as clear as day. In attendance, city officials and local service providers are on deck to break down the numbers and field questions, giving Philadelphians the straight dope on how their tax dollars might be spent.

Keeping the city's residents in the loop is part of Parker's MO, and the town hall promises to be a no-frills, all-business affair. Anyone interested can check out the details, which were issued in a separate media advisory. The city's higher-ups are expected to dig down to give the real deal on what's been put on the table for Philly's financial future.

The church location at 2251 N. 54th St. is the chosen ground to try and make sense of the budget jigsaw puzzle. The 'One Philly' budget town hall ain't just a dog and pony show; it's a calculated move by Parker's administration to educate and empower the public—to get them to understand where the money flows and how it supposedly makes life better in the City of Brotherly Love.

Mayor Parker and her team are set to not only present the well-considered fiscal plan but also to listen, to tune in to the groundswell of public opinion that sometimes gets lost in the city's hustle and bustle. It's a chance to directly engage and hopefully forge a stronger connection between City Hall and the streets it serves.