Thursday, May 09, 2013
Inspire Speakers Series
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. The special guest for the May 9 talk, entitled Defying Boundaries: Integrating Sustainability Practices, is David Orr (author, healthy building pioneer, environmental education expert and distinguished professor at Oberlin College). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
Mayor Bill Peduto's proposed budget for next year includes a half mill increase in the city's property tax. Peduto says the hike corrects a miscalculation that decreased property taxes last year by too much and helped create a 35 million dollar budget deficit this year. Peduto says the "slight" tax increase is the fiscally responsible thing to do.
Do you support a proposal allowing for the arming of teachers and administrators in Pennsylvania schools?