Rebecca Rhynhart

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City Life

Rebecca Rhynhart Won’t Say She’s Running for Mayor, But She Sure Sounds Mayoral

So far this year, Mayor Jim Kenney has released not one, but two budget proposals for fiscal year 2021 — the first in early March, […]

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City Life

Rhynhart vs. Kenney: Inside the Most Contentious Relationship in City Hall

Let’s start at the top: If age generally moves politicians to the right, Mayor Jim Kenney seems utterly determined to stand that notion on its […]

City Life

The Best Thing This Week: Finally, a Fresh Reason to Oppose Gun Violence!

We continue to be astonished at this country’s slavish adoration of the ethically (and soon, pray God, actually) bankrupt NRA and firepower in general. No other nation […]

City Life

Kenney on Controller’s Voting Machine Objections: “I Don’t Know What Her Problem Is”

Mayor Jim Kenney has come out swinging in defense of the city’s looming purchase of more than $50 million worth of new voting machines that […]

City Life

Will Rebecca Rhynhart Derail the City’s New Voting Machines?

Philadelphia’s city commissioners, who oversee elections, say they’ve purchased the best — and most expensive — new voting machines out there just in time for […]

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City Life

No Joke: Kenney Thinks “Overqualified” Black People Are Cause of City’s Diversity Woes

At a meeting of the African American Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney had his “I can see Russia from my house” […]

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City Life

Controller’s Office: Whites Are Overrepresented in Philadelphia’s City Workforce

City controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a report on Wednesday assessing diversity among the city-hired workforce. The main findings? White employees are overrepresented relative to Philadelphia’s overall population […]

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City Life

Amid Controversy, City Commissioners Choose New Voting Machines

On Wednesday, Philadelphia’s city commissioners forged ahead in the process of procuring new voting machines for the city. More than one week after they delayed […]

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City Life

How Philly’s New Sexual Misconduct Policy Is (and Isn’t) Working

Last July, City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a scathing report on Philadelphia city government’s sexual misconduct prevention policy, claiming it lacked clarity and led to shortcomings […]

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City Life

Rhynhart Blasts Philly Animal Control for “Wasteful” Spending, Misuse of Grant Funds

A report released by City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart on Wednesday accuses the city’s Animal Care and Control Team of “wasteful” spending practices, including the misuse of grant […]

City Life

Philly’s 20 Biggest Winners of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

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ThinkFest Preview: What’s Next for #MeToo in Philly?

If you haven’t already bought tickets to this year’s ThinkFest, what are you waiting for? Philadelphia magazine’s annual gathering of the city’s greatest minds has […]

City Life

Rhynhart Blasts City Over Lax Sexual Harassment Policies

Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a nearly 50-page audit scrutinizing the city’s already-contentious sexual harassment reporting policy and procedures on Thursday — and in […]

City Life

Rebecca Rhynhart Explains How Philly Managed to Misplace $33 Million

Philadelphia has the worst accounting methods of the nation’s 10 largest cities, according to an audit released on Tuesday by Philadelphia city controller Rebecca Rhynhart. The […]

City Life

Why Isn’t Philly Ready to Elect a Radically Progressive Black Candidate?

For the last two primary election cycles, I’ve felt conflicted over the victories of progressive candidates. In one sense, I’ve become more optimistic about the future of […]