Turning the Tide on Gun Violence… Everywhere But Philly

Some big city mayors are saying enough is enough and are—finally—doubling down on smart policing and prosecution. Here in Philly? Not so much

By Larry Platt

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

How Else To Spend $1.4 Billion

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart offered an alternative spending plan for the city’s federal recovery funds with real, measurable goals. Philly 3.0’s engagement director lays out what that could mean for Philly

By Jon Geeting

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.

By Larry Platt

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

By Larry Platt

New Year, No New Taxes

The City plans to hold off on changing what property owners pay in taxes for another year. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on why that may not be good for anyone

By Jon Geeting

Ideas We Should Steal: Open Checkbook

Cities like New York and Pittsburgh allow the public to view every local government expenditure online. City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart wants to make that happen here, too

By Andy Metzger

Can We Talk This Over?

City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released an alternative to Mayor Kenney’s revised tax-and-cut budget. Will City Council listen?

By Larry Platt