Philadelphia could see budget relief by Sept. 8 if Pennsylvania House Democrats act on a measure that would help the city balance its fiscal 2010 budget.

Resolving HB 1828 by Sept. 8 would avert 3,000 city layoffs and drastic service reductions in the city's revised budget, known as "Plan C." Philadelphia on Thursday filed Plan C to the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, which oversees the city's finances and budgets.

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