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

Event: A Conversation with Ali Velshi and Richard Vague

At a Citizen members event at the Fitler Club, the MSNBC host and the philanthropist/businessman talked about the economy, politics and the goodness of Americans

Hahnemann Hypocrisy

Despite the rhetoric of Mayor Kenney, Helen Gym, and Bernie Sanders, the hospital’s fiscal woes are not new. What did they know and when did they know it?

By Larry Platt

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

Competition, Cronyism, Corruption

Our same old capitalist system is causing new and more worrisome problems—including life or death. It doesn’t have to be that way

By Ajay Raju

To Grow Or Not To Grow

Helen Gym, Allan Domb, the Chamber and other stakeholders are all talking about “inclusive growth.” Larry Platt asks: what might that look like here?

Is Gerrymandering Here to Stay?

A Supreme Court ruling last week seemed to end the dream of non-partisan electoral districting. So why is the state’s chief reformer not worried?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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