Category Archives: Philadelphia 2015

#PHL2015: Butkovitz Poll Obviously Fake

This could be cleared up if Butkovitz would release the results, which he won’t, but the likely issue with this poll is either a “likely voter” screen that includes only certain Butko-selected zipcodes, or there was some unprofessional push-polling going … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015

Philly Progressives Are Finally Targeting the Correct Power Levers

The optimistic take about last Tuesday’s results is that I won, and lots of people like me won. Philly reform progressives are finally starting to elect like-minded people to the ward system, and you can expect more and more of … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015

A 30-Year-Old Former Obama Staffer Might Be the Next Ward Leader of Philly’s 30th Ward

I tried to keep my Philly Mag piece on this race pretty balanced – at least as balanced as it could be when one side won’t talk to you – but wearing my committeeperson candidate hat, I will cop to also … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015

The Environmentalist Case for Philly Wage and Business Tax Reform

Here is a crucial point for Philadelphians who consider themselves environmentalists. The fact that almost 40% (!) of Philadelphians leave the city limits for work every day, mostly via solo-driving, is an absolute disaster for the climate. The more people … More after the jump

Posted in Economic Development, Economy, Environment, Land Use, Philadelphia 2015, Transportation

MAP: How to Take Over Your Philadelphia Ward With Write-In Candidates

The city of Philadelphia is not very forthcoming with information about the ward system, and it’s actually surprisingly difficult to get a simple list of Democratic committeepeople in each division. There are supposed to be two Democratic committeepeople in each … More after the jump

Posted in Philadelphia 2015

What We Really Need Is Another White Guy From Northeast Philly To Weigh In On These Issues

Said no progressive ever.

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia 2015

Bob Brady’s Base Is Going Down Rico-Style

Via Neema Roshania: According to an indictment unsealed on Tuesday, 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 were charged with “allegedly participating in a conspiracy to commit criminal acts of extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault, in order to force … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Governor, Philadelphia 2015

Cities Actually Have a Lot of Control Over Climate Change

I wrote about the C40 Cities initiatve at Next City a couple weeks back, and now Atlantic Cities has a piece up with some cool charts showing how much power Mayors around the world feel they have over key local … More after the jump

Posted in Energy, Environment, Land Use, Philadelphia 2015, Transportation

#PHL2015: How Ori Feibush Can Win District 2 With Green Messaging

Since Ori Feibush is a political candidate for the District 2 Council seat, naturally we have to start looking at everything he does from here on out through a political lens. So I thought this was an interesting choice of emphasis … More after the jump

Posted in Philadelphia 2015

Philly Councilman Jim Kenney Wants to Give People Tickets for Marijuana, Not Arrest Them

The question of whether the federal government will crack down on Washington and Colorado marijuana’s state-legalized marijuana businesses is an interesting one mainly because of how it will impact the supply chain and marijuana prices, but it’s important to understand … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, Philadelphia 2015