Election 2023: Christy Brady Just Wants to Go Back to Work

If elected, the Democratic candidate for Controller would be the second CPA in the role — and the first career-long employee of the office

By Lauren McCutcheon

Who Is Rebecca Rhynhart?

The transparency-focused former City Controller worked for mayors Jim Kenney and Michael Nutter and ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for mayor in 2023

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

How Else To Spend $1.4 Billion

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart offered an alternative spending plan for the city’s federal recovery funds with real, measurable goals. Philly 3.0’s engagement director lays out what that could mean for Philly

By Jon Geeting

How Fast Will Philly’s Budget Recover From Covid?

The federal recovery act and some projections indicate it could be faster than expected. But, Philly 3.0’s engagement editor notes, the news isn’t all good

By Jon Geeting

The B.S. Task Force

Do we really need a reconciliation task force to get to the bottom of the city’s accounting horrors? Or is the Mayor trying to look like he’s taking action?

By Larry Platt

Rhynhart On The Missing Millions

The Controller’s report this week woke people up to the embarrassment that is the city’s accounting practices. But does it go far enough in suggesting a fix?

By Larry Platt

What Change Feels Like

Watch out, establishment—something is in the air. Now let’s make sure our new faces also think anew

By Larry Platt

Your City Defined: City Controller

The city’s designated auditor has a lot of auditing to do

By J.P. Romney