Can Democracy Vouchers Save Democracy?

Seattle gives every voter $25 to donate to the candidate of their choice. Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders if the popular idea could work here

By Jon Geeting

Who Else is Running for City Council?

Seven independent candidates for At-Large seats are on the ballot in November. That, Philly 3.0’s engagement director explains, should make this election one of the most entertaining in recent memory

By Jon Geeting

The Unfair Parking Burden

Parking spots raise rents in apartment buildings—but often go unused. So why, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, are some Councilmembers trying to mandate more of them?

By Jon Geeting

Council’s Housing Reactionaries

As Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, why is City Council ducking the voter-approved process for zoning changes?

By Jon Geeting

Why Do Council Side Gigs Matter?

Councilman Bobby Henon is arguing that his union work was legal as he seeks a dismissal of his corruption charges. That, Philly 3.0’s engagement director points out, is exactly the problem

By Jon Geeting

How to Give Old Buildings New Life

Councilman Squilla has proposed several changes to allow owners to more easily preserve their historic buildings. Philly 3.0’s engagement director says the City should go even further

By Jon Geeting

Who Comes First in Affordable Housing?

As Philly 3.0’s engagement director makes clear, our city must do more to help those who most need homes

By Jon Geeting

Are we ready for voting reform?

State legislators have introduced a raft of bills to make voting easier. Philly 3.0’s engagement director says this could be the year that actually happens

By Jon Geeting