Jim Kenney: Release the Block Captain List!


Imagine if Philly held thousands of elections for hyper-local seats like committeepeople or board of elections, but then refused to let anybody know who won.

This is exactly the problem with Philadelphia's block captain program. 

While they aren't on the ballot on Election Day, block captains are elected by their neighbors (via petition) to coordinate block clean-ups, and sometimes other activities and initiatives depending on how active they want to be.

If you have a really motivated self-starter for a block captain, chances are you know who this person is. But if you don't, then you're totally out of luck because the Streets Department refuses to release the list of block captains.

That needs to change.

Sign the petition to tell Jim Kenney to stop frustrating local community organizing, and release the block captain list to local civics.

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  • Kate Farquhar
    signed 2017-04-21 16:34:10 -0400
  • Amaya Capellan
    signed 2017-04-21 16:33:02 -0400
  • Logan Welde
    signed 2017-04-21 16:20:27 -0400
    The Block Captains should be used much more.
  • Jennifer Bazydlo
    signed 2017-04-21 15:35:56 -0400
  • Ml Wernecke
    signed 2017-04-21 15:29:54 -0400
  • Mary Jo Graham
    signed 2017-04-21 13:40:55 -0400
  • Kevin Cote
    signed 2017-04-21 12:21:07 -0400
  • Branden Collins
    signed 2017-04-21 11:10:33 -0400
  • Jared Cram
    signed 2017-04-21 10:55:47 -0400
    I am a block captain and I am fine with people knowing that fact.
  • Heather Davidson
    signed 2017-04-21 10:42:36 -0400
    Heather Davidson