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    • Councilman Kenyatta Johnson responds to report on racial disparities in Philadelphia home loans. Emma Lee/WHYY

May 12: Jurors deal a blow to Councilmanic prerogative | Debating city land assessments | SEPTA exploring university contracts

The verdict in the Ori Feibush v. Kenyatta Johnson trial is in, and jurors sided with Feibush, reports Jared Brey. "The case was functionally a trial against Councilmanic prerogative, a…

    • Slide the City

May 11: Wolf says PA hostile to cities | Feibush vs. Johnson | Divine Lorraine pop-up

"The public policy environment in Pennsylvania, and in most places in the United States, is absolutely, positively hostile to cities," said Governor Tom Wolf, at yesterday's Keystone Crossroads conference in…

    • Manny Morales

March 17: MQS's dream challenger | Reopening Franklin Square | New tactical urbanism book

Seventh District Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez scored quite the primary challenger in Manny Morales, who's been curating something of a dream opposition research dossier for her on his Facebook page.  To reach…

    • Rob McCord

January 29: McCord resigns | What the tech community wants in #PHL2015 | High cost of free parking

Lots of political news this morning. PA Treasurer Rob McCord is resigning as of February 12th. Read the resignation letter he submitted to Tom Wolf. There's a key early labor endorsement…

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January 27: Court rejects Washington apartments | Domain registration mayhem | South District survey

The blizzard was a dud, but it's actually good news for our #PHLsneckdowns project. Four to six inches of snow makes for better sneckdown accuracy than big snow mountains…

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January 7: 2nd District donation limits bumped | Slots revenue down | Decorate the Convention Center

Lots of #PHL2015 action yesterday: Ken Trujillo's campaign seized on some skeptical comments about ending the School Reform Commission from former D.A. Lynne Abraham in her interview with Citified, comparing her…

    • Proposed development at 2012-2020 Wharton Street, rendering from JKR Partners

The top five Philly planning politics fights of 2014

2010 WHARTON (AND THE WHOLE SLEW OF OCF REALTY DEVELOPMENTS IN POINT BREEZE) Let’s take the most obvious one first. The 2nd District City Council primary contest between the incumbent Councilman…

    • General Accident
    • Tom Wolf

November 5: Governor Wolf | 2015 campaign begins | Sustainability office saved

There were few bright spots for the Democratic Party in yesterday's midterm elections, but the Pennsylvania Governor's race was an important exception, with Democrat Tom Wolf beating out Governor Tom Corbett…

    • Little Pete's

November 3: No SEPTA strike | Remapping politics in 2nd District Council race | City Branch and equity

There will be no SEPTA strike, at least for two years. TWU Local 234 and SEPTA management struck a deal that largely punted the hard choices over pensions and health care…

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July 31: Johnson and Farnese back pop-ups | Cig tax in trouble | New Kid Hazo | Capturing transit land values

Is the local cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia schools in jeopardy again? Angela Couloumbis and Troy Graham report that House Republicans in Harrisburg are having trouble whipping Republican votes for the…

    • Yarnbombing Frank Rizzo

July 21: Johnson's non-non-profit pulls in $10K | "Grave concern" over pop-up gardens | Exciting federal water loan program | Yarnbomber returns | Perfect utility bike competition

Good morning! Here's the Philly planning and political news we're reading this Monday morning. What are you seeing out there? Jason Grant reports that 2nd District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's fake non-profit…

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