philadelphia-politics

Philly Councilmember Gym wants answers on Parking Authority’s $11M demand from city schools

BY: - February 18, 2022

It's 'the latest in a string of outrageous acts of financial mismanagement' Gym said, calling for 'direct oversight' of the agency.

Philly Councilmember Alan Domb floats term limits bill

BY: - February 12, 2022

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — Members of Philadelphia City Council would be limited to four, four-year terms under a proposal that’s now being circulated by at-large Councilmember Alan Domb. Domb said Thursday that the limits would allow   for new and innovative representation within council. He requested that the legislation be put on the May 2022 […]

COMMENTARY

Philly’s gun violence is ‘symptom’ of bigger problems, official says | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 11, 2022

The city has tackle issues of  poverty, education, and economic opportunity if it really wants to fix it, a senior city official said.

Will the fizz go out of the new effort to repeal Philly’s soda tax?

BY: - February 3, 2022

Councilmember David Oh is facing opposition; the tax has generated $333M since 2017.

In Philly’s holiday stocking? A lump of coal for the dumping trolls

BY: - December 25, 2021

With the problem persisting in areas around Kensington, North and Southwest Philly, the city is grappling with ways to prevent it.

As Philly’s murder rate soars, DA Larry Krasner plays ‘good cop/bad cop’

BY: - December 18, 2021

'This is what people actually want in the United States,' he said. "The mainstream Democratic Party has not figured it out, but this is actually what Americans want'

Black Clergy of Philadelphia not satisfied with city’s progress on rebuilding recreation centers

BY: - November 17, 2021

By Brian Saunders PHILADELPHIA — The Black Clergy of Philadelphia held a news conference Tuesday afternoon in front of Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center to discuss concerns over the lack of progress rebuilding the city’s worst recreation centers. Last month, the clergy organization gathered in front of Waterview Recreation Center to discuss the same problem: […]

Committee of 70 has oversight plan for Philadelphia’s redistricting efforts

BY: - October 27, 2021

The proposal was submitted to City Council members Monday. More than 80 grassroots organizations in Philadelphia support the redistricting oversight proposal.

Philly controller says executive-level city employees lack diversity

BY: - October 25, 2021

'After three years of reviewing exempt employee diversity data, my office has found only a slight improvement for departments under the mayor’s control,' City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart said.

Philly clergy, residents complain about run-down rec centers

BY: - October 16, 2021

'Our children deserve better,' said Rev. Jeanette Davis of D.I.V.A.S. Ministry and a member of the Black Clergy.

Philly City Council urges Congress to end forced labor in prisons

BY: - September 25, 2021

'We can’t decarcerate our country unless we eliminate the financial incentive to keep Black and brown, working class and poor people in prison,' Councilmember Kendra Brooks said.

‘Some of these killings are for the dumbest reasons’: What’s driving Philly’s bloody summer?

BY: - August 17, 2021

Some have called the situation a "perfect storm" of problems. Others a "witches' brew" of swirling trauma.