Bye, Bye Fiefdoms?
Philly 3.0’s engagement director on the promise a new mayor and City Council offer: Reversing the balkanized, piecemeal approach to land development Darrell Clarke has championed.
Your City Defined: What Is Councilmanic Prerogative?
Philadelphia’s “You scratch my back, I’ll get you that property deal” tradition
The Fix: Is City Council Anti-Democratic?
The public corruption trial of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and a lawsuit against Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier puts the practice of councilmanic prerogative on trial
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