Hooray! We’ve Disappeared The Frank Rizzo Statue…
… which helps precisely zero black lives today. Remember the civil rights-era admonition to keep our eyes on the prize?
Guest Commentary: Where are you, Mr. Mayor?
A Philadelphian wanted answers to why—after so many days of violent protests across the country—the City was unprepared for the looting. So he wrote to Mayor Kenney.
Guest Commentary: Fund Housing. Save Lives.
Mayor Kenney has proposed slashing the Housing Trust Fund. A longtime affordable housing advocate on why that could mean disaster—for all of us
Can We Talk This Over?
City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released an alternative to Mayor Kenney’s revised tax-and-cut budget. Will City Council listen?
Guest Commentary: We Need The Arts, Now More Than Ever
Mayor Kenney has proposed cutting almost all the City’s arts funding. A local theater professional explains why that’s a bad idea, for all of us
Who Wins and Who Loses?
Philly 3.0’s Engagement Director on who stands to gain—and who doesn’t—from Mayor Kenney’s post-Covid budget plan
The Incredible Shrinking Mayor
Compared to other cities, does Jim Kenney’s budget redo qualify as a plan for recovery?
The Covid-19 Budget Tsunami
This week, Mayor Kenney, promising pain, will announce a revamped budget. Are you confident it will include a vision for smart recovery?