Topic: Darrell Clarke
Guest Commentary: In Defense of My Friend, Darrell
A longtime developer responds to a Citizen critique of retiring City Council President Darrell Clarke
The Real Legacy of Darrell Clarke
Is the retiring City Council President a statesman … or has he been a guardian of the status quo?
Reality Check: Will a New Police Chief Above Our Old Police Chief Change Anything?
City Councilmembers are celebrating the idea of a “Public Safety Director” to oversee violence reduction in Philly. But, WURD’s midday host wonders, what will that really solve?
What Darrell Clarke’s Leaving Council Means for the 2023 Election
The City Council president announced he will not run for reelection in the 5th District, which he has served since 1999. Philly 3.0’s engagement director lays out how that will affect Council races this spring
How to End Philadelphia’s Staffing Crisis
One in seven city jobs are vacant, creating a backlog in services to residents. It may be time to rethink who, and how, we hire
2023 Philadelphia City Council Candidates’ Race for Money
As the pool of candidates for City Council balloons, Philly 3.0’s engagement director looks at how much candidates — both incumbent and prospective members — have raised
Can We Just Rename Taney Street, Already?
A dedicated group of citizens has spent three years trying to change the name of the tiny Philadelphia street that honors a big non-Philadelphian racist. Why won’t their Councilmembers let it happen?
Elections Office Drama
City Commissioners Lisa Deeley and Seth Bluestein may be at risk of losing their jobs in the 2023 election, Philly 3.0’s engagement director observes. That could have consequences for the all-important 2024 presidential race