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File #: 180668    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/14/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/21/2018
Title: Calling upon Governor Tom Wolf and the General Assembly to enact the proposal of the Philadelphia Parking Authority in order to provide new capital funding for the School District of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Henon
Indexes: PARKING AUTHORITY, SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 18066800.pdf, 2. Signature18066800.pdf
Title
Calling upon Governor Tom Wolf and the General Assembly to enact the proposal of the Philadelphia Parking Authority in order to provide new capital funding for the School District of Philadelphia.

Body
WHEREAS, The School District of Philadelphia ("District") has a capital deficit of no less than $5.5 billion dollars; and

WHEREAS, The District's buildings, even in the last few years, have experienced acute dangers and minor threats to human inhabitants, including a boiler explosion, nonfunctioning climate control systems, lead paint chipping, asbestos exposure, and pest droppings; and

WHEREAS, The Council of the City of Philadelphia has held investigatory hearings regarding the physical safety of the District's buildings and addressed concerns about lead exposure through school water fountains, and its members have joined parents, activists, and other concerned parties in attempting to assist in the remediation of building problems; and

WHEREAS, Even the best efforts of District staff, in cooperation with the public, would be impeded by the severity of the infrastructure maintenance backlog; and

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Parking Authority has proposed replacing its annual 1% assessment on taxicab medallion owners' annual gross operating revenue with a 50-cent-per- ride taxicab fee that would also cover digitally hailed services; and

WHEREAS, The vast majority of the revenue from the imposition of such a fee should be allocated to the School District's capital budget to address its maintenance needs; and

WHEREAS, Leveling the playing field between taxicab services regardless of how they are hailed to assist the District in providing safer, cleaner, better buildings for our school children is a win-win proposition; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That Council does hereby call upon Governor Tom Wolf and the General Assembly to enact the proposal of the Philadelphia Parking Authority in ord...

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