The New Politics of Zoning
City Council's new housing bills could provide at least $70 million for affordable housing. Philly 3.0's engagement director asks which neighborhoods will shoulder the responsibility
The Fix: “Integrity Idol”
Nationwide contests in developing countries turn honest public officials into celebrities. Let’s convince the DC-based group behind the project to bring it here
Guest Commentary: My Legislation is Common Sense
A Councilwoman responds to criticism of her bill to require a hearing before opening a day care in her district
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
Kenney In Denial
When it comes to poverty, Philly remains in last place. So why does the Mayor sound like he’s satisfied?
Larry Krasner Is Right. Just Ask Him.
The district attorney is at the forefront of a social justice movement among prosecutors. He may want to consider adding some humility to his game
“These kids are not messing around”
Sick of our politics of bitterness and bile? Take a lesson from a couple 10-year-olds
Open Wards for All
Want better democracy? Philly 3.0’s engagement director calls for a more democratic decision-making process among the lowest elected bodies in the city