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Philadelphia Budget Challenge

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Philadelphia Budget Challenge

All budget numbers, including estimates of revenues and savings, were provided by the City of Philadelphia and other publicly available sources in February and March 2009. Each department provided the details regarding the impact cuts would have on services and activities. We thank the Philadelphia Office of Budget and Program Evaluation and the Managing Director’s Office for their cooperation and assistance. To review Mayor Nutter’s Financial and Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2010-2014, click here to download the PDF file or go to the City’s website.

The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement were key in the development of the Challenge’s content. The Penn Project for Civic Engagement is a partnership of WHYY and the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more at and

The Philadelphia Budget Challenge was funded by the Board of Directors of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and the Lenfest Foundation. Based in West Conshohocken, the Lenfest Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs primarily in the areas of education, arts, and the environment. The Lenfest Foundation’s efforts are focused mainly in southeastern and south central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware. Visit for more information.

The Budget Challenge is licensed from Next Ten, Palo Alto, CA. Original software developed by Red Hill Studios. Additional software development for the Philadelphia Budget Challenge by Rock River Star, Downingtown, PA.

About the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to research and analysis of the region’s resources and challenges with the goal of promoting sound public policy and increasing the region’s prosperity. ELGP is an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc., with offices in Harrisburg, Wilkes-Barre, and Pittsburgh. For more information, visit

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Tools used

A list of tools that were used during this project: