SCRUB: Tell Mayor Nutter to veto the Newsstand Bill

Be a Public Voice for Public Space TODAY. 
Contact Mayor Michael Nutter  and ask him to veto Bill 090015.

Dear SCRUB Members and Friends,

On May 14, 2009, City Council unanimously passed the Newsstand Bill (No. 090015), which allows commercial non-accessory advertising on newsstands all over Philadelphia. SCRUB opposes this bill because it will not only detract from the look of our city but it:
1) Violates Federal and State law and the long standing policies of the FHWA by allowing commercial advertising signs within the public right-of-way;
(2) Threatens to undermine the validity of our existing sign laws which prohibit commercial non-accessory advertising within Center City Philadelphia; and
(3)  Eviscerates the Mayor's  commitment for a comprehensive street furniture program while diverting a critical source of revenue for public amenities to special interests.  
Mayor Nutter has until next Thursday to veto Bill No. 090015. Make your voice heard and tell Mayor Nutter TODAY to veto the Newsstand Bill.  Click below to send a message to Mayor Nutter - it's that easy!
We strongly encourage you to personalize the letter and call the Mayor's office at 215-686-2181.  You voice can make a difference !  
Click here to go to Scenic America's website to send Mayor Nutter your message:
Thank you for your help,
Mary Tracy

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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