The Trash Election?
Philadelphians are fed up with the garbage piling up on our streets. That’s why, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, the next mayor may be the one with a vision for cleaning up the city
Emergency? What Emergency?
Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, Controller Rebecca Rhyhant and other elected leaders blasted Mayor Kenney yesterday for his inaction on gun violence. So what’s their plan?
Guest Commentary: Can We Make Philly a “City That Works?”
A former schools leader warns that, in a city that can't even reliably pick up residents' trash, change begins with expecting more from our officials
Drawing the Lines
With City Council redistricting kicking off this fall, Philadelphia 3.0's director of engagement wonders: Will we be looking at contentious debates as members vie to hold onto their strongest voting blocs?
“The Narrow Path That We’re Walking”
A historian’s look at the 1844 riots, policing and nativism in Philly reminds us that this democracy has always been fractured, fragile—and worth protecting
Does Council want to limit housing?
In the midst of an affordable housing crisis, City Council’s “zoning overlay” mania is out of control. Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders: Where is Mayor Kenney?
Should Mayor Kenney Resign?
A prominent pastor has called for Mayor Kenney to step down. Would that be a good thing?
Partners not Problems
When trash pickup was again delayed this week, it raised the question: Why doesn’t local government see its citizens as part of the solution? A former city official offers ideas for how the City can do better to meet our expectations