Your City Defined: What Is Councilmanic Prerogative?
Philadelphia’s “You scratch my back, I’ll get you that property deal” tradition
How Philly Sees Philly: No More Councilmanic Prerogative
The latest polling data from A Greater Philadelphia proves what good government advocates have long said is true: Voters want an end to Council-controlled land deals
The Fix: R.I.P Councilmanic Prerogative
Every councilperson convicted of a crime in Philly since 1981 committed offenses related to councilmanic prerogative. There is, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, another way: Planning
The opposite of Councilmanic Prerogative
It’s not rocket science, as Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes. It’s planning
The Fix: Councilmanic Prerogative at its Worst
Councilmember Cindy Bass wants to ban new day cares from her district. As Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, it’s a shameful example of how politics works here
Councilmanic Prerogative On Trial
This week, the longstanding tradition gets tested in Federal court. Here’s a better way to manage public assets
Prerogative on the Ballot
A string of bad land deals has put the practice of Councilmanic Prerogative in the headlines. Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders: Will you vote on it?
Ideas We Should Steal: The 20-Minute Neighborhood
Paris, Portland, Houston and even Detroit are planning neighborhoods where residents can walk or bike to everything they need for a healthy and vibrant life. Is now the time to do the same in Philly?