Topic “Council”

Amaris Elliott-Engel
The Legal Intelligencer
April 27, 2011
Philadelphia's criminal justice leaders are seeking increased funding after three difficult budget years, and they got some sympathy from City Council members during budget hearings Tuesday.
City Councilman Bill Green said that the $6 million the city has saved because of decreasing numbers of city inmates could be invested in electronic monitoring bracelets, increasing the number of probation-parole officers, and other more efficacious ways of carrying out criminal justice.

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"I ran for office four years ago and I am running today because I love this City... My campaign theme in 2007 and still today - 'beholden to none, accountable to all' - reflects my commitment to be a strong, independent voice for all Philadelphians." - Bill Green