Committee of Seventy


The Brief: Ethics 2.0 in the Mayoral Agenda

In 2015, should a mayoral candidate’s ethics platform be taken seriously if it doesn’t address open data? Mark Headd, Philadelphia’s former Chief Data Officer, argues that open data is a key part […]


Who Isn’t Partnering With to Cover Mayor’s Race?

So maybe this is the future of journalism: Collaboration instead of competition. We’d already told you that WHYY would be partnering with to cover […]


Today Is Election Day

It’s Election Day! Philadelphians go to the polls today to cast votes for governor, Congress, and state legislative seats, as well as to answer three […]


How to Better Police the Philadelphia Police

While it’s difficult to think about police issues beyond what’s going on in Ferguson this week, Philadelphia is in the thick of a police problem of its own. And […]


Committee of Seventy Calls for Police Oversight Board

Following Wednesday’s announcement of federal charges against six Philadelphia police officers, the Committee of Seventy today called for the creation of a permanent police oversight […]


Committee of Seventy Endorses “Resign to Run” Repeal

Zack Stalberg, CEO of the Committee of Seventy, on Sunday offered the committee’s endorsement of David Oh’s ballot measure altering the city’s longtime “Resign to […]