Quality of Life

The number one concern we heard from community leaders interviewed for this platform is that their neighborhood is dirty and unsafe and the public places they rely upon are often closed or unusable. Every city neighborhood deserves to have clean and safe streets, sidewalks, transit stations, parks, libraries, and recreation centers that are open and in good condition. Philadelphia must inject equity into budget decisions to allocate a higher percentage of services and resources to chronically underserved communities. An equitable Philadelphia requires that city government provide essential government services to all neighborhoods to ensure public safety, cleanliness, and resident well-being. Getting these basic services done right in every neighborhood will instill public confidence in our city’s ability to take on bigger and bolder challenges.