Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

As mentioned, my name is Rick Sauer. I'm with the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, and we're one of 15 citywide organizations that make up the Philly Land Bank Alliance that also includes the following additional organizations representing hundreds of local organizations and thousands of Philadelphia voters: the Building Industry Association, the Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land, the Citywide NAC Alliance, the Community Design Collaborative, the Design Advocacy Group, Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors, LISC Philadelphia, Next Great City, Penn Future, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, Regional Housing Legal Services, the Sustainable Business Network, and The Food Trust.

We'd like to thank you, Council President Clarke and Councilwoman Sanchez, for reaching agreement on a set of amendments to the land bank ordinance before Council today, and the Alliance supports these amendments and urges Council to approve them today and to approve the full bill when it meets next week.

Thank you very much.

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