Who is Derek Green?

The two-term City Councilmember is now running for Mayor of Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know about him.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Who’s Running for Philly Mayor In 2023

The 2023 mayor's race has officially kicked off. Here's everything you need to know about who's running, who probably will run and who should throw their hat in the ring

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Ideas We Should Steal Revisited: Security Deposit Alternatives

Philly rents rose 6 percent during the pandemic, making security deposits even harder for new tenants. A Cincinnati law is applying private market disruption to the problem. Should we do that here too?

By Jill Harkins

Guest Commentary: Why Philly Needs a Public Bank

Councilmember Derek Green responds to the Citizen co-founder’s critique of his bill proposing a taxpayer-funded bank for Philadelphia

By Derek Green

The Folly of a Public Bank

Councilman Derek Green’s bill puts you, the taxpayer, in the banking business. What problem does it solve—and create?

By Larry Platt

Is Ranked-Choice Voting in Philly’s Future?

Councilmember Derek Green wants to bring the polling method here—which could, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, help elect the people’s choice in an especially competitive 2023 race.

By Jon Geeting

Watch: Meet the Electeds—Resurrecting Regionalism

At our latest virtual event, The Citizen welcomed leaders from Philly and the “collar counties” for a lively conversation about moving our region forward—together.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Philadelphia Mayor’s Race: Pros and Cons of Eight Likely Candidates

The upsides and downsides of Philadelphia's most likely candidates to be our city's 100th mayor

By Larry Platt