City Government


City Says It’s Sorry That Your Trash Hasn’t Been Picked Up

Trash pickup is one of those basic city services that people expect to work correctly, and then they freak out, rightfully so, when things go […]


Is Philly Really Less Corrupt Than It Used to Be?

Need a belly laugh? This fall, the Washington, D.C.-based mag Governing praised Philadelphia for virtually stamping out political corruption. I wish I were exaggerating. The […]

City bond question

Where the $184 Million in City Bonds We Approved Will Be Spent

Bond questions have been on the ballot for the last six elections. And, yesterday, Philadelphia voters passed a ballot question, 65-35, authorizing a bond measure […]


Here’s Who’s Parking on City Hall’s Doorstep

Update: Read the Nutter administration’s response to questions on City Hall parking here. The new $55 million Dilworth Park has its critics, but I’ve become a […]


Ethics Board Aims to Clamp Down on Campaign Spending Loopholes

Looking ahead to the 2015 mayoral campaign, the Board of Ethics met yesterday to hash out a series of proposed changes to the city’s campaign-finance […]


Michael Nutter’s Incorruptible Administration

This is the Golden Age of ethics for the City of Philadelphia. But I’ll grant that it might not seem that way. Philadelphia’s Traffic Court […]


Controversial Philly Nursing Home Remains Open Despite Complaints

The Daily News’ Will Bunch writes today of the untenable situation at the Philadelphia Nursing Home. The city-owned care facility is not solely for senior […]