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Letters: Phila. comes through for Villanova parade

ISSUE | VILLANOVA PARADE Philadelphia comes up big in big moments Philadelphia has a reputation for hosting large-scale events with great success. Mayor Kenney has made it clear that he is committed to building on this reputation in a manner that makes events high-quality, cost-effective, and welcoming to all Philadelphia residents.

ISSUE | VILLANOVA PARADE

Philadelphia comes up big in big moments

Philadelphia has a reputation for hosting large-scale events with great success. Mayor Kenney has made it clear that he is committed to building on this reputation in a manner that makes events high-quality, cost-effective, and welcoming to all Philadelphia residents.

With just three days to prepare after Villanova men's basketball team won the NCAA championship on April 4, city departments and agencies created a celebration that met the university's expectations while being accountable to taxpayers ("Victory lane," April 9).

The parade's success - it drew an estimated 60,000 - proved that the city continues to be a hub for major events in the region and that the Kenney administration can host them in a cost-effective way. With the Democratic National Convention approaching, the city is excited to keep this momentum going.

|Sheila Hess, city representative, Philadelphia, City.Rep@phila.gov

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