Reformer vs. Progressive
Recent revelations illustrate Philly’s real political divide. Here’s why it matters.
Planning To The Rescue
Wouldn’t it be great, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, if our advisory-only Planning Commission were given more power?
Jim Kenney Giveth, Jim Kenney Taketh Away
Just a week after his inspiring police commissioner choice, the new boss seems a lot like the old boss
Does City Hall Have An Actual Plan?
City Council and Mayor Kenney began their new terms this week. WURD’s afternoon host wonders if that will matter at all for Philadelphians
Jim Kenney’s Home Run
With his selection of Danielle Outlaw as police commissioner, the Mayor showed vision and guts. Now comes the hard part: Making sure reform succeeds
Ideas We Should Steal: Using Civic Leaders to Make Government Smarter
Had your fill of incompetent local government? In Chicago, pro-bono civic leaders help implement smart policy
Reality Check: Just Another Day in Philly
Low turnout, broken machine politics, an invisible mayor and other unimpressive takeaways from the city’s general election
The Path Out of Poverty?
The latest Philly poverty numbers should be a call to arms and not cause for a victory lap. Did it wake up Mayor Kenney?