Glenn Bergman Testifies in Favor of Land Bank

General Manager Glenn Bergman testified Oct. 28 before City Council’s public Property and Public Works Committee in favor of establishing a Land Bank to streamline the disposition of vacant properties in the city.

Philadelphia currently has an estimated 40,000 vacant and blighted properties, with four different city agencies sharing control over some 10,000 of them. City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez's proposed legislation would set up an authority to handle acquisition, maintenance and sale of these properties, making the process easier for potential buyers.

Glenn testified on behalf of Weavers Way and as an appointed member of the Mayor’s Food Policy Advisory Council.

Here's the full text of his remarks.