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

By Jon Geeting

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

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Cindy Bass

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

By Jon Geeting

Kenney In Denial

When it comes to poverty, Philly remains in last place. So why does the Mayor sound like he’s satisfied?

By Larry Platt

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

By Larry Platt

“These kids are not messing around”

Sick of our politics of bitterness and bile? Take a lesson from a couple 10-year-olds

By Jacob Kind

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

By Jon Geeting