Senate & House Urban Affairs Committees to Hold Hearing on Future of Cities in Berks County

READING – The Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee and the House Urban Affairs Committee will hold their third joint hearing on the future of cities, large and small, on Friday.

Over the past two months, the committees have held several public hearings to review concerns from local officials, groups and organizations on city-related issues.

The Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee, chaired by Senator David G. Argall (R-29), and House Urban Affairs Committee, chaired by Representative Keith Gillespie (R-47) held their first hearing in Pittsburgh and their second hearing in York.

This hearing will take place on Friday, June 21 starting at 10 a.m. at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Center for Business and Excellence (49 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing).

“These public meetings are designed to hear directly from various individuals about problems our cities of all sizes are facing,” Chairman Argall said. “After Friday’s hearing, we plan to issue a report based upon the best suggestions by the testifiers who presented before the committees.”

The hearing will feature testimony from the City of Reading, Senator Judy Schwank, Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations, Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Berks Economic Partnership and Our City Reading.

The public is invited to attend.

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