want to thank Philadelphia FIGHT, Independence Blue Cross, Global
Philadelphia Association, Washington West, Independence Business
Alliance, and Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson's Office, for their support
in promoting this event.
CCRA Board Meeting
On Tuesday, March 9, CCRA held its monthly board meeting. Among other topics, the board brainstormed how to further implement our mission as
a neighborhood organization in post-Covid Philadelphia. Many innovative
and much-needed new ideas were discussed to build back our beleaguered
city and ready it for emergence from a challenging year. Once vetted,
all new initiatives will be shared in the e-news. Stay tuned!
All of the documents that were reviewed are on our website.
an opinion on the subject? Of course, you do; you’re a Philadelphian.
And you know what you can do with that opinion? Take a survey of your
thoughts, courtesy of the CCRA Historic Preservation Committee. Now is
the time to be heard. You can thank us later.
Zoning Committee is now seeking applications to join this active group.
Meetings are once a month, and active participation is required.
Community engagement is a must; knowledge of the zoning code can be
learned on the job. You must be a CCRA Member.
If interested, please send your bio/resume to Operations Manager Travis Oliver - with the subject line "Zoning Committee."
is looking to fill several Board seats for our fiscal year beginning
July 1, 2021. Board members generally serve a term of 3 years. The Board
is a working Board. We are seeking CCRA members who have a passion for
living in “CCRAville;” are interested in issues of quality of life and
community service, and are committed to active Board participation.
Successful candidates must serve on at least one committee and agree to
fulfill the responsibilities set forth in our Board Pledge, which
includes devoting at least four hours per month on CCRA activities, not
including time spent attending, and preparing for, monthly Board
meetings. Click for full Board Pledgeand List of Committees.
members are encouraged to forward a statement of interest that includes
a summary of qualifications, as well as a resume or bio, by Friday,
March 19 to:firstname.lastname@example.org,
with "Board Candidate" in the subject line. (We also welcome your
suggestion of any individuals who reside in CCRAville who you believe
would be assets to the Board. Be sure to include their email address
and/or phone number.)
March Public Hearings Highlight Water Revenue Needs: How to Attend
PWD filed a formal request for a rate change last month.If
approved, water bills for residential customers would increase by 11.6%
in September 2021 and 5.3% the following September. For a typical
resident using 3,740 gallons a month, the bill would be $78.45 after the full increase.
Four public hearings will be held: 3/16, at both 1 pm and 6 pm; as well as 3/18 at both1 pm and 6 pm.
an eye toward making the iconic Ben Franklin Parkway a more
“pedestrian-oriented place”, the City issued a request for proposals
last week seeking consultants for a major redesign of the stretch of
Parkway from Logan Square up to the Art Museum. The proposal calls for a
major redesign of Eakins Oval, including the removal of a surface