Jannie Blackwell's Parking Mandate Bill Would Mean Higher Rents

3rd District Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell introduced a bill in City Council on Friday that would double mandatory minimum parking requirements for apartment buildings--a regressive policy change that would hike rents on low-income and middle-class renters across the city. Continue reading

Unscientific Survey: Joe Khan Leading the Pack for Philly District Attorney Primary

Ordinarily the results of a totally unscientific online poll wouldn't be that interesting, but the PoliticsPA Reader Survey on next year's Philadelphia District Attorney primary were fascinating for a few reasons. Continue reading

City Council is the Reason Philly Doesn't Have Taco Trucks on Every Corner

Last Thursday, Latinos for Trump co-founder Marco Gutierrez delighted the Internet when he warned darkly that if Donald Trump loses the election, there'll be a taco truck on every corner."My culture is a very dominant culture,” Gutierrez told MSNBC, "It is imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”Those of us with human taste buds thought that sounded downright utopian, and by mid-morning Friday, social media was abuzz with memes cheering on the ubiquitous taco trucks that would proliferate under a hypothetical Clinton administration. Continue reading

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