The Return of Stop and Frisk?
The debate, floated by Council President Darrell Clarke and engaged by Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, is proof that, when it comes to combatting gun violence in Philadelphia, our leaders live in a fact-free zone
Honey, Council Shrunk The Mayor
Mayor Kenney ended 2021 complaining that he’s responsible for things that are out of his control. Council President Darrell Clarke sees a power vacuum. Is that a good thing?
Why Won’t Darrell Clarke Support Affordable Housing?
The Council president, with buy-in from colleagues, blocked the transfer of city land to low-income housing nonprofit Habitat for Humanity in order to maintain a parking lot. Where are his progressive principles now?
A Luxury Philly Can’t Afford
City Council’s housing policy power grab is crippling Philly’s big-picture goals on affordability and climate. Where, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, is Mayor Kenney in all this?
The sniping and pettiness this week among Mayor Kenney, District Attorney Krasner and Council President Clarke advertises why they’re failing at curbing gun violence
What Failed Leadership Looks Like
In an email exchange between Council President Clarke and a constituent, not even a murder epidemic can prompt an empathetic response. This is your tax dollars at work?
Two dead in a Spring Garden playground is just the latest example of a murder epidemic overtaking the city. The mayor and City Council president will hold a press conference today … about Donald Trump
Suing the State
City Council wants the state to get out of its way of enacting new gun laws. Smart strategy, or a waste of time?