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

City Council’s premature housing vote

The Kenney administration is still developing its comprehensive housing plan for the city. So Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders why Council pushed through haphazard legislation of its own

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

Guest Commentary: It’s time to shake up the Office of Property Assessment

A 70 percent reassessment prompts a software engineer to ask some tough questions

By Aaron Bauman

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

Council To The Rescue?

By defying a tax-happy mayor, our august legislative body has stepped up. But that doesn’t mean Council President Darrell Clarke has found a new moral center

By Larry Platt

CitizenCast: City Council Cheat Sheet

Eagles are commended for their Super Bowl win, gun violence in Philly is discussed, and Helen Gym talks tax abatement. Tune in for more

By J.P. Romney

CitizenCast: Your City Defined— The Office of Property Assessment

How does the assessment process work? A look at the history of the OPA.

By J.P. Romney