Why Can’t Philly Stop Pedestrian Deaths?
More Philly walkers were hit by cars in 2020 than any other recent year. Blame for the City’s Vision Zero failure lies with a familiar culprit: councilmanic prerogative, says Philly 3.0’s engagement director
The Fix: R.I.P Councilmanic Prerogative
Every councilperson convicted of a crime in Philly since 1981 committed offenses related to councilmanic prerogative. There is, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, another way: Planning
The opposite of Councilmanic Prerogative
It’s not rocket science, as Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes. It’s planning
Kenyatta’s Gentrification Blame Game
The Councilman says his opponent is responsible for soaring home prices in South Philly. But as Philly 3.0's engagement director notes, he's the one with the power
The Vacant Land Problem…
...is still a City Council problem. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on a new report that puts Councilmanic Prerogative in the cross hairs
The Fix: The Real Problem with Corrupt Land Sales? City Council
As Philly 3.0's engagement director notes, reform is hampered by Council's refusal to grapple with its own worst impulses
Guest Commentary: How many people does it take to corrupt a city?
Want to put an end to Councilmanic Prerogative? A good government advocate knows one way: Elect new Councilmembers
The Fix: End Council-sponsored Land Sales
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson directed city land to a campaign contributor—twice. Philly 3.0’s engagement director calls for a City Charter change to outlaw such behavior