November 2014


Uncategorized13 Nov 2014 10:32 pm

La Hoja Informativa más reciente de la PSCA ahora está disponible en español. Haz clic aquí. The most recent PSCA Newsletter is now available in Spanish. Click here.

Communication and Newsletter and Volunteers03 Nov 2014 06:05 pm

General Meeting Location Change

Brr! Feel that chill in the air… November has arrived! And of course November means Election Day! After you cast your ballot, come to our November 4 general meeting at a special Election Day location: Cafe Crema (formerly Zoey’s frozen yogurt), at 1205 S. 9th Street, across from Capitolo Playground. Join us for coffee, cannolis, and news from around the Square, along with a guest speaker from the Mural Arts Program!

And save the date for a few important events in December: first, our December 2 general meeting and holiday party at Garage – you won’t want to miss it! And December 6 from noon to 4 pm is our annual fundraiser at Urban Jungle, featuring Santa, singers, and beautiful trees and greenery for your holiday home. (P.S. – volunteer singers needed! Email contact@passyunk.org for more information.) Watch for details about these events in the coming weeks!

Newsletter and Philadelphia03 Nov 2014 06:00 pm

PSCA encourages you to get out and VOTE!
Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day and polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. Make sure you know where your polling place is, and if you’d like to learn more about the ballot and ballot questions, check out the Committee of Seventy’s 2014 Election page or the Philadelphia City Commissioner’s website.

Mayoral Issue Agendas Seek PSCA Input
The 2014 election may soon be over, but the 2015 election is just gearing up and it will be an important one as Philadelphia will elect a new Mayor. Many organizations are putting together policy agendas that make recommendations to the next Mayor on a variety of topics. The Passyunk Square Civic Association sees these efforts as an important way to make sure our most pressing neighborhood issues are addressed by our local elected officials.
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is running the Roadmap for Growth campaign, aimed at sparking a public conversation about the importance of creating jobs and growth in Philadelphia. PSCA recently participated in the Chamber’s South Philadelphia listening tour session at the Old Swedes Church in Queen Village, where participants were asked about their ideas to create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth. All residents are encouraged to attend other tour stops, Issue Forums or to contribute ideas and feedback online at roadmapforgrowth.com.
The Next Great City campaign is run by a coalition of 100 organizations representing community, environmental, health, faith, labor and other groups with the goal of creating clean, safer, and healthier neighborhoods. PSCA was a supporter of the 2007 and 2011 Next Great City agendas, which have helped focus efforts on replanting neighborhood trees, improving recycling, and creating a land bank among other successes. The coalition is now putting together a new agenda, and PSCA will share those efforts with our membership in the coming months.

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