vern anastasio

Vern Anastasio is an exemplary reformer, and the best choice for the First

Vern Anastasio, is, far and away, the best choice to represent the First District in Philadelphia City Council.

The First District is diverse in its needs – and Vern has the unique blend of community organizing and professional experience to offer viable solutions.

Vern has made the most palpable commitment to represent the entire first district. The neighborhoods north of Girard Avenue -- Port Richmond, Frankford, Fishtown, and Kensington – have been ignored by City Hall for too long. While other candidates have talked about representing these neighborhoods, Vern has made a tangible move to open a campaign office on Allegheny Avenue, which will remain open as the constituent office if Vern wins.

Vern Anastasio, Democratic candidate for the 1st City Council District, to Open Port Richmond Satellite Office

***Media Advisory***

(Philadelphia, PA)- This Friday, May 6, Vern Anastasio, Democratic candidate for the 1st City Council District, will be joined by local activists and members of the community for the grand opening of his Port Richmond office.

The neighborhoods of Port Richmond, Fishtown, and Kensington have not had proper representation in City Council for many years. Anastasio has pledged to open several satellite offices throughout the district if elected to City Council.

As Philadelphia’s next 1st City Council District Councilman, Vern Anastasio will ensure that every neighborhood is represented and every resident has a voice in City Hall.

Who: Vern Anastasio, Democratic Candidate for the 1st City Council District
What: Grand Opening of Port Richmond Office
When: Friday, May 6th
Where: 2700 E. Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(Allegheny Ave & Edgemont St)

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2011
Contact: Chris Shores, (267) 793-0557

Anastasio Announces Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

Anastasio Announces Environmental Sustainability Action Plan

Anastasio's plan works towards a cleaner and greener City which is an essential component of growing the economy, crating jobs, and improving the quality of life for Philadelphia residents.

(Philadelphia, PA) – Today, Vern Anastasio, Democratic candidate for the 1st City Council District released his Environmental Sustainability Action Plan for the City of Philadelphia. The plan focuses on responsible development along the Delaware River, establishing a sustainable green economy, and increasing the amount of green spaces throughout the First District.

For decades, the waterfront has been a squandered opportunity. As a member of Council, Vern Anastasio will work tirelessly to enact the PennPraxis vision, forging partnerships to integrate the communities with the Delaware River and transform the waterfront into the crown jewel of our City.

Anastasio Announces Government Reform Plan

Anastasio's plan to change the culture of corruption and entitlement in City Hall
will ensure a more transparent and responsive government

(Philadelphia, PA) – Today, Vern Anastasio, Democratic candidate for the 1st City Council District rolled out his Government Reform Plan for the City of Philadelphia. The plan focuses on rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in City Hall while making City government more transparent, accessible and responsive.

“I’m tired of career politicians lining their own pockets at the expense of Philadelphia families. The only way to change business as usual is to clean up City Hall. The first thing I want to do is eliminate the wasteful DROP program. It has already cost Philadelphia taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, without providing any concrete benefits.”

There're so many wars that just can't be won...Philly, Philly please love me Baby

Its kind of fitting that even now, as he begins the next four-and-a-half years of his life not as a private citizen, not as a former State Senator, not as someone praised by Governors and Legislators for all his tireless work, but as just another federal inmate, another number in the growing sea of numbers, another criminal in a country whose prisoner count makes even China look benevolent, that Vincent J. Fumo will be living much like he has lived the last twenty years of his life: he will be living on Other Peoples Money, or, as he referred to it in the second most famous acronym beginning with the letters O and P, OPM.

As he leaves for Federal Prison, Vincent J. Fumo leaves behind an empire in ruins; Fumo World, that the press, after almost a decade of ambivalence and cheek-turning whose totality was nothing short of admirable—and equally disgraceful—had so much fun describing, both in its meteoric rise, its broad sweeping scope and its total collapse.

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