Philadelphia City Council announced last week with great fanfare that it is creating a new program for racial equity with $25 million the city had set aside in case of a recession. They call it the “New Normal” budget.
Council President Darrell Clarke said the money will be used to bolster the city’s effort in six areas: access to health care, fresh food, affordable housing, education, poverty reduction and police accountability. He said more specifics would be coming.
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