Move over back-to-school readers, Roxborough and Manayunk prepare for back-to-civic season. Like schools and Philadelphia City Council, civic associations often take recesses for July and August.
Although developers can pitch proposals that require zoning variances to boards from the civic groups, by-and-large whole public meetings are put on the back burner until the fall.
Below is a listing of some local civic associations, where they meet, and when they'll start up again. Note that the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association usually meets the first Monday of a month, but it pushed the date back due to Labor Day.
Manayunk Neighborhood Council—Sept. 5 (first Wednesday) at , 4312 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Website
Central Roxborough Civic Association—Sept. 6 (first Thursday) at , 6301 Ridge Ave., 7:30 p.m. Website
Ridge Park Civic Association—Sept. 6 (quarterly on first Thursday) at , 6666 Ridge Ave., 7 p.m. Website
Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association—Sept. 10 (usually first Monday) at , 3815 Terrace St., 7:30 p.m. Website
Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association—Sept. 12 (second Wednesday) at , 5301 Ridge Ave., 7 p.m. Website
All groups are member-based organizations whose meetings are open to the public. People may join the groups to vote on zoning, policy or procedural issues. Philadelphia Police, members from Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.'s office and/or state Rep. Pam DeLissio attend some meetings monthly.
Visit each group's website for more information on their boundaries and causes.