Philadelphia Budget Challenge: Key findings from the first thirty days

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia created the Philadelphia Budget Challenge as an online, interactive civic engagement tool to educate citizens about the city budget and to solicit their input concerning the choices facing Mayor Nutter and City Council in light of the significant budget deficit for fiscal year 2010. Participants had the opportunity to choose among options for increasing revenue and cutting spending with the goal of balancing the city budget.


The following documents show key findings of the challenge, in which more than 1,400 people participated.