Who’s Running for Philadelphia City Council?

We’ve got your list of primary incumbents and challengers for City Council right here.

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Guest Commentary: In Defense of My Friend, Darrell

A longtime developer responds to a Citizen critique of retiring City Council President Darrell Clarke

By Bart Blatstein

The Real Legacy of Darrell Clarke

Is the retiring City Council President a statesman … or has he been a guardian of the status quo?

By Larry Platt

Reality Check: Will a New Police Chief Above Our Old Police Chief Change Anything?

City Councilmembers are celebrating the idea of a “Public Safety Director” to oversee violence reduction in Philly. But, WURD’s midday host wonders, what will that really solve?

By Charles D. Ellison

What Darrell Clarke’s Leaving Council Means for the 2023 Election

The City Council president announced he will not run for reelection in the 5th District, which he has served since 1999. Philly 3.0’s engagement director lays out how that will affect Council races this spring

By Jon Geeting

Who has a Plan to Grow Philadelphia’s Population?

As the City Council race gets underway, Philly 3.0’s engagement editor wonders who is in favor of dramatically increasing our population by 2040, like leaders in other cities. Here’s why it matters

By Jon Geeting

How to End Philadelphia’s Staffing Crisis

One in seven city jobs are vacant, creating a backlog in services to residents. It may be time to rethink who, and how, we hire

By Nick Russo

Who is David Oh?

The three-term At-Large Councilmember is the lone Republican running for Mayor of Philadelphia

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff