An Answer to Philly’s Budget Woes?
Mayor Kenney announced a $450 million budget shortfall. How much of that, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, could the City make up by selling its vacant land?
Future-Proofing Work: Kenney’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
A local futurist—and former City official—on how the mayor could make his next budget a legacy of vision, equity and modernization. Hint: Start at zero.
Guest Commentary: Fund Housing. Save Lives.
Mayor Kenney has proposed slashing the Housing Trust Fund. A longtime affordable housing advocate on why that could mean disaster—for all of us
Can We Talk This Over?
City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released an alternative to Mayor Kenney’s revised tax-and-cut budget. Will City Council listen?
Guest Commentary: We Need The Arts, Now More Than Ever
Mayor Kenney has proposed cutting almost all the City’s arts funding. A local theater professional explains why that’s a bad idea, for all of us
Who Wins and Who Loses?
Philly 3.0’s Engagement Director on who stands to gain—and who doesn’t—from Mayor Kenney’s post-Covid budget plan
The Incredible Shrinking Mayor
Compared to other cities, does Jim Kenney’s budget redo qualify as a plan for recovery?
The Covid-19 Budget Tsunami
This week, Mayor Kenney, promising pain, will announce a revamped budget. Are you confident it will include a vision for smart recovery?