Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (Second District) , Chair of City Council’s Transportation and Public Utilities Committee will be joined by Eastwick residents and community leaders on Wednesday, August 4 at 2 p.m. to show support for the bipartisan U.S. Senate’s $1.2 Trillion federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act bill and will call for $500 Million of the money received by Philadelphia to be used for future flood mitigation efforts in the Eastwick neighborhood.
The press conference will be held on Wednesday, August 4 starting at 2 pm in the 7800 block of Saturn Place (near the Penrose Elementary School at 78th and Buist Avenue) in Southwest Philadelphia. Homes on Saturn Place are still damaged after flooding last year.
Participating in the press conference will be Councilmember Johnson; Carolyn Moseley, Executive Director, Eastwick United Community Development Corporation; Adam Nagel, Campaign Manager, Penn Future and Earl Wilson, President, Eastwick Friends and Neighbors. Also invited are Pennsylvania Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Pennsylvania State Senator Anthony Williams and Pennsylvania State Representative Regina Young.