Mayor Kenney


Five Ways Mayor Kenney Can Shore Up the Budget Without Tax Hikes

Read my lips: More new taxes.  That’s basically what Mayor Jim Kenney said on Thursday during his annual budget proposal. As with most of his […]


WATCH: Mayor Kenney Responds to Your Mean Tweets

Being a political figure in the social media age must be rough. Before, when critics spoke badly of you, it always remained behind closed doors. […]


Philly Police to Roll Out Safer Patrol Cars, More Body Cameras

On the same day that WHYY revealed the Philadelphia Police Department’s plan to outfit each of its 4,000 officers with body-worn cameras, Mayor Kenney’s Office […]


Here’s Mayor Kenney’s Plan to Save the Planet

After President Donald Trump made public his desire to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, Mayor Jim Kenney responded in kind by […]


All Those Philly Soda Tax Ads Cost $5.4 Million This Year

Mayor Kenney sure hit a nerve with his soda tax, didn’t he? Even before the law went on the books last year, a public relations war […]


Kenney: Rizzo Statue is Art Commission’s Choice

One day after protesters demanded that the city bring bronze Frank Rizzo down from the perch where he’s stood since 1998, Mayor Kenney said he’ll let […]


Philly Fireman Taking Heat for Charlottesville Post

The Philadelphia Fire Department and Mayor Jim Kenney have spoken out against what they called a “reprehensible” photo posted by a Philly fireman after the Charlottesville rally. […]


Mayor Kenney’s Waste Reduction Goals Are … Interesting

This week, under the executive order of Mayor Kenney, the city’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet unveiled its plan to help reach the mayor’s extremely […]

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City Announces Two New Community Schools

Samuel Gompers Elementary in Overbrook and the Northeast’s George Washington High School are the latest additions to Mayor Kenney’s ongoing community school initiative, city officials […]

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OPINION: Philly’s Soda Tax Is Shaping Up to Be an Epic Flop

It’s been six months since the city’s soda tax (or, more accurately, the sugary beverage tax) was implemented — and it’s off to a rocky […]


Meet Mayor Kenney’s Secret Girlfriend

Mayor Jim Kenney is doing all right for himself. Not only did he get to take a free trip to Iceland last week as part […]


Does the Chamber of Commerce Have Standing to Challenge Philadelphia’s Wage Equity Law?

Philadelphia’s freshly minted wage equity law was supposed take effect next Tuesday, but the city voluntarily put the brakes on the law pending the resolution […]


Here Are Kenney’s Pointers for the Biz Community

At the Chamber’s 34th annual mayoral luncheon on Thursday, where hundreds of the region’s businesses were represented, Mayor Kenney made some promises to the business […]

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OPINION: The Gayborhood’s Trump-Triggered Activism Is Hypocritical

As news broke that President Trump might actually encourage discriminatory anti-LGBTQ policies in an upcoming executive order, Gayborhood leaders have been especially proactive in mobilizing […]


Mayor Kenney “Deeply Disappointed” In Donald Trump Abortion Decision

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is speaking out against a controversial anti-abortion measure that President Donald Trump enacted today.