The PPA must Pay Up for Philly Kids

When you feed the meter or pay a parking ticket, do you wonder where your money goes?

It goes into the coffers of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), a public agency. When the State of Pennsylvania took over the PPA in 2001, the School District of Philadelphia was promised stable, consistent, sizable funding from on-street parking revenues. 

That never happened.  It is time to Pay Up PPA!

The Pay Up PPA Coalition demands $25 million in dedicated annual funding for Philly’s kids, instead of the inconsistent and inadequate funding of the past. The PPA can and must channel more revenue to the school district.  Every dollar saved in PPA operations is an additional dollar for our schools.

The PPA is known for its high salaries, a payroll bloated with jobs for friends of the well-connected, and other questionable practices.  We can no longer afford this while Philly’s kids don’t even have safe school buildings.

Together we can build a successful campaign for Philly’s kids! 

The Pay Up PPA Coalition is building its strength.  Volunteers do most of the work. But to raise our visibility, we have to get out our message out. Your donation will support these efforts.

Please join us with a contribution to make PPA pay up!

Coalition Members:
  215 People's Alliance, Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools, Caucus of Working Educators , Our City Our Schools, Parents United for Public Education, POWER, Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), Youth United for Change  and over 100 citizens committed to public education.

Steering Committee:  215 People's Alliance:  Todd Wolfson;  Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools:  Deborah Grill,  Karel Kilimnik;  Caucus of Working Educators:  Thomas Quinn;   Jolley Bruce Christman;  Our City Our Schools:  Kendra Brooks, Kristin Campbell;   Nancy Lanham;  Parents United for Public Education:    Marissa Nolan Post, Robin Roberts, Sabra Townsend;   POWER:  Andrea Moselle,  Rochelle Nichols Solomon;  Susan Schewel.

Donations (21)

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  • Nicholas Sanders
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Betsey Useem
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Karel Kilimnik
    • $50 
    • 5 yrs
  • Nancie Zane
    • $100 
    • 5 yrs
  • judith tannenbaum
    • $100 
    • 5 yrs
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The Pay Up PPA Coalition
Philadelphia, PA
Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)
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