Who’s On Philadelphia City Council?

We talked to the people representing you for the next four years. Here’s what they had to say.

By Katherine Rapin

Governing Makes a Comeback

Council’s passage last week of modest business tax cuts was more than a rebuke of progressives. It also might suggest that reasonableness is trending again

By Larry Platt

Your City Defined: What Is Councilmanic Prerogative?

Philadelphia’s “You scratch my back, I’ll get you that property deal” tradition

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Do We Need a Wealth Tax?

Councilmembers Kendra Brooks, Helen Gym and Jamie Gauthier, with an assist from Senator Elizabeth Warren, have proposed a drastic taxing of the rich in Philly. But are they unwittingly harming the middle class?

By Larry Platt

Your City Defined: Pay-to-Play

There’s stuff that’s illegal ... and then there’s everything else

By J.P. Romney

The Fix: Is City Council Anti-Democratic?

The public corruption trial of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and a lawsuit against Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier puts the practice of councilmanic prerogative on trial

By Larry Platt

Reality Check: Honor This, City Council

Our legislators spend a ridiculous amount of time issuing honorifics, rather than actually legislating to solve Philly’s problems. WURD’s midday host offers a better way

By Charles Ellison and Mark Gleason

Are City Council Term Limits On The Way?

Councilmembers Allan Domb, Helen Gym and four others agree that legislators should make way for new blood. Are there six more willing to make it happen?

By Jon Geeting