Where you’ll stand if Plan C is implemented in Philadelphia.
If mom can’t pick up after you, the city won’t either:
Trash collection will change to biweekly, making pizza boxes and bottles your front porch decorations. The citywide cleaning budget will also be reduced by $1.7 million.
The Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, created more than a year ago in July 2008, will suffer an early death. Money poured into cultural programs across the city, including art education for Philadelphia’s youth, will be cut by $3.9 million. A total of $1 million will be eliminated
from the Mural Arts Program’s budget as well.
Art and Culture trips just got worse:
The city typically provides funds for Philadelphia museums,
but to save $2.4 million, the Art Museum,
Atwater Kent Museum and African American Museum
will no longer receive financial support.
Sayonara to library options:
Managing to uphold a strong spine for 115 years,
the Free Library of Philadelphia will close all 53
branches, leaving Paley Library as students’ only
option – along with the community’s.
A permanent timeout:
Recess time will be gone – as well as 520
positions at the potentially dismantled
Recreation Department, which oversees the
city’s senior adult centers, ball fields,
swimming pools and playgrounds.
Leaving the city ablaze:
Six engine companies and three ladder companies
will close, leaving 36 officers, 120 firefighters and
40 paramedics jobless.