Councilmen Kenney and Ramos introduced a bill calling for a Citywide referendum that would ask voters whether they support the creation of a Director of Immigrant Affairs position within City government (see story). The Director would be responsible for promoting the interests of immigrants, providing services to new immigrants, educating the public on immigration policies, and developing a marketing plan to promote Philadelphia as a destination for immigrants. "This is going to be a strategic, overall effort to put Philadelphia on the map internationally," Kenney said of his proposal, "and you need an office that deals with nothing but this issue."
Friday, February 11, 2005
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- Greater Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network
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- Our Green Cities
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- The Next American City
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