Can Democracy Vouchers Save Democracy?

Seattle gives every voter $25 to donate to the candidate of their choice. Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders if the popular idea could work here

By Jon Geeting

The Unfair Parking Burden

Parking spots raise rents in apartment buildings—but often go unused. So why, Philly 3.0’s engagement director wonders, are some Councilmembers trying to mandate more of them?

By Jon Geeting

Why Do Council Side Gigs Matter?

Councilman Bobby Henon is arguing that his union work was legal as he seeks a dismissal of his corruption charges. That, Philly 3.0’s engagement director points out, is exactly the problem

By Jon Geeting

The Vacant Land Problem…

...is still a City Council problem. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on a new report that puts Councilmanic Prerogative in the cross hairs

By Jon Geeting

Move the Navy Yard North

It’s unlikely we’ll get a subway extension to the Navy Yard soon. Philly 3.0’s engagement director suggests instead focusing development at the current end of the line

By Jon Geeting

Shining a Light On Land Sales

As the City rethinks how it sells valuable vacant land, Philly 3.0's engagement director suggests something radical: Telling the truth about the process

By Jon Geeting

How Not To Clean A Street

Philly 3.0’s engagement director posits that Mayor Kenney’s street sweeping pilot would make air quality worse—just to avoid tough parking politics

By Jon Geeting

A Bad Way to Hire Judges

Philly 3.0's engagement director on how our antiquated ballot system is bad for our courts

By Jon Geeting