Emergency? What Emergency?

Councilmember Jamie Gauthier, Controller Rebecca Rhyhant and other elected leaders blasted Mayor Kenney yesterday for his inaction on gun violence. So what’s their plan?

By Larry Platt

Should Mayor Kenney Resign?

A prominent pastor has called for Mayor Kenney to step down. Would that be a good thing?

By Larry Platt

The $100 Million Gamble

Council is pushing the mayor to spend $100 million on gun violence prevention programs. Is that bold policy-making or the appearance of it?

By Larry Platt

Philly’s Next Big Challenge

City leaders became experts at handling decline in the last half of the last century. Now, a former city official wonders, can they rise to the occasion and capitalize on growth?

By Lauren Vidas

What is Jim Kenney’s Goal For Tax Reform?

Is it more than “three cups of coffee” for every citizen? Philly 3.0’s engagement editor considers the consequences of being too cautious—or not—with business tax reform in Philly

By Jon Geeting

In Search of the Spirit of Reinvention

Philly is the nation’s first startup. So, in this budget season, why not put old talking points behind us…and pivot?

By Larry Platt

Mayor Kenney’s Optimistic New Budget Plan

The mayor's stimulus-boosted budget proposal last week takes us back to 2019—but, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, there are some signs for hope

By Jon Geeting

How Not To Blow The Stimulus Windfall

The city stands to receive $1.4 billion. How confident are you that the Kenney administration will put it to good use?

By Larry Platt