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Bloomberg Article on 11.2010

Why Don't Cities Recover From ACT 47

Firefighters, The New Political Scapegoat

In November of 2009 the City of Reading was accepted into the Distressed Cities Program (ACT 47). The program was designed to assist financially distressed communities access to financial planning & assistance. The city was assigned a financial coordinator in December, and a plan was released in May. As of Fall of 2010 the city is busy attempting to implement the parts of the plan to meet the 2011 budget process.

Below is a listing of ACT 47 related news stories from WFMZ 69 news. We feel they have the mosty accurate, unbisased news following the situation. The stories only stay active for a period of 1 year.

The Fire Department issues at hand:

Salary & Benefits
Staffing & Apparatus Deployment
EMS
Shift Schedule
Investigations & Fire Codes 

 

5/28/10 ACT 47 PLAN

 

What is ACT 47??

More ACT 47 Information

(Picked by the state to write the recovery plan)

WFMZ 69 News Stories


 

We will be following the City's of Pittsburgh & Scranton to see what may lie in-store for Reading & and it's public safety

Another citizen supported group has also begun a plan to attempt to guide Reading through their recovery plan. You can read more about them here

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