Yo, Council: Go All the Way With Sheriff Reform
That means, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, a charter amendment to eliminate the row office altogether
The Citizen Voter Guide: Primary Election 2021
Voting by mail in Philadelphia or heading to the polls on May 18? Our voter guide lays out everything you need to know to vote like a champ.
Two recent public policy press conferences raise the question: Do Philly leaders have any new ideas for old, intransigent problems? Maybe one gaping problem is an opportunity for new thinking
Guest Commentary: Time to Say Enough to Corruption
Union boss John Dougherty was indicted again this week, and 12 percent of City Council is facing corruption charges. One outraged elected official is calling for an end to the scourge of Philly politics
A Mayoral Wishlist, Disruptor Edition
If we really want a robust debate in 2023, how about some bold, unconventional candidates? Here, a list of unusual suspects.
And They’re Off …
What do Allan Domb and Cindy Bass’ call this week for mass vaccinations, Rebecca Rhynhart’s recent critical report on the Kenney administration, and Jeff Brown’s plans to run for mayor all signal? That we’re closer to 2023 than you might think.
Jim Kenney’s Very Bad Week
Between a devastating report by Controller Rebecca Rhynhart and his administration’s fumbling of the vaccination rollout, it’s no wonder the mayor has floated the idea of cutting bait and running for the Senate
Guest Commentary: Is Philly Ready For a Third Wave of Political Activism?
Now is the time to capitalize on the greatest civic engagement in a generation. A former city official lays out a plan to do that.