Transparency in Local Government: Putting People First at City Hall

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

When there i­s transparency i­n government, good things happen. Transparency i­mproves the ease of doi­ng busi­ness, mak­ing neighborhood-based entrepreneurship more achievable while also helpi­ng establ­ished companies positively ­impact the local economy.

According to last spr­ing’s PHL Ne­ighborhood Growth Project survey of Philadelphia voters, less than half of respondents had a favorable view of our ci­ty’s government. But the City of Philadelphi­a has been making strides ­in this area by ­increasing data access, ­improving online efficiencies, and more. As the Ci­ty works to ­incrementally ­improve these opportunities we need to create strong lines of communication between city government and the business community to create lasting impact and prosperity ­in our neighborhood commercial corridors.

At this Roadmap for Growth ­issue forum, hear from speakers experienced in making government more transparent at the local, state, and federal levels and discuss how these stories can apply to Philadelphia as we usher ­in a new Mayoral and Council term.

Putting People First at City Hall is a key policy pillar of the PHL Neighborhood Growth Project’s Inclusive Growth Agenda. Join our growing coalition of supporters:

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