2015 Platform Survey

Good ideas require collaboration and input from a variety of sources. Help shape our focus by taking this short survey about our 2015 draft platform. The first 3 questions will ask you to rank your top 3 ideas from the platform. The last question is your opportunity to suggest an issue related to Philadelphia's built environment that we're missing. We will survey the responses and evaluate and update if there are any popular areas of focus we didn't capture. Thanks for your help in building a bright, inclusive future in Philadelphia politics.

Which of these 2015 platform items would you rank as the MOST IMPORTANT for the next Philadelphia Mayor and City Council?

Please make one selection.

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  • Marie Logan
    answered 2015-04-17 22:55:06 -0400
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the THIRD MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: PUBLIC SPACE: Triple Our Parks & Green Space Funding From Current Levels
  • Marie Logan
    answered 2015-04-17 22:54:21 -0400
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the SECOND MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: COMPLETE STREETS: Adopt Vision Zero Plan for Philadelphia
  • Marie Logan
    answered 2015-04-17 22:53:11 -0400
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform items would you rank as the MOST IMPORTANT for the next Philadelphia Mayor and City Council?
    A: TRANSPORTATION CHOICE: City-Wide System of Protected Bike Lane Arterials
  • Sam Sherman
    answered 2015-03-18 14:16:00 -0400
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the THIRD MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: GOVERNANCE: Codify the Open Data Executive Order Into the City Charter
  • Sam Sherman
    answered 2015-03-18 14:15:20 -0400
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the SECOND MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: FINANCE: Increase Land Value Tax, Decrease Business & Wage Taxes
  • Sam Sherman
    answered 2015-03-18 14:14:57 -0400
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform items would you rank as the MOST IMPORTANT for the next Philadelphia Mayor and City Council?
    A: LAND USE: Legalize Car-Free Housing
  • Nick DeJulius
    answered 2015-03-16 19:32:03 -0400
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the THIRD MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: COMPLETE STREETS: Adopt Vision Zero Plan for Philadelphia
  • Nick DeJulius
    answered 2015-03-16 19:31:47 -0400
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the SECOND MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: LAND USE: Complete All Neighborhood Remappings by 2019
  • Nick DeJulius
    answered 2015-03-16 19:31:15 -0400
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform items would you rank as the MOST IMPORTANT for the next Philadelphia Mayor and City Council?
    A: FINANCE: Increase Land Value Tax, Decrease Business & Wage Taxes
  • Patrick Miner
    answered 2015-02-13 00:44:54 -0500
    Q: What issues do you feel are missing from our platform ?
    A: It seemed as though some issues in the survey were inclusive of other issues (e.g. protected bike lanes on JFK and Univ City is implicit in City Wide System of Protected Bike Lane Arterials.

    I would like to see some way to effectively reduce automobile speeds, to lessen the danger, noise, and pollution.

    Perhaps you can add “Posted speed and design speed lowered to 20 mph for all streets city wide.”
  • Patrick Miner
    answered 2015-02-13 00:39:07 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the THIRD MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: FINANCE: Increase Land Value Tax, Decrease Business & Wage Taxes
  • Patrick Miner
    answered 2015-02-13 00:37:42 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the SECOND MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: COMPLETE STREETS: Enable Streets Department to Repurpose Parking or Travel Lanes Without Councilman Approval
  • Patrick Miner
    answered 2015-02-13 00:36:58 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform items would you rank as the MOST IMPORTANT for the next Philadelphia Mayor and City Council?
    A: TRANSPORTATION CHOICE: City-Wide System of Protected Bike Lane Arterials
  • Brandon Shaw
    @BrandTran tweeted link to this page. 2015-02-02 09:55:49 -0500
  • Jenna Eden
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-28 09:45:03 -0500
    Take the survey: 2015 Platform Survey
  • Brian Marsh
    answered 2015-01-27 20:31:50 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform items would you rank as the MOST IMPORTANT for the next Philadelphia Mayor and City Council?
    A: COMPLETE STREETS: Adopt Vision Zero Plan for Philadelphia
  • Jess Noon
    answered 2015-01-27 19:37:22 -0500
    Q: What issues do you feel are missing from our platform ?
    A: Improved urban design and amenities alone do not a livable, sustainable city make. There is a large gap in this platform in addressing the widespread poverty and crime in our city (something that I feel the urban planning community seems to tune out more often than not). It’s a massive issue, and the city isnt going to improve holistically unless it is addressed. Many of these recommendations are ideal, but city budgets are finite. Rethinking the tax structure is worthwhile no doubt, but the new structure values business over residents, particularly low-income residents, the problems of crime and blight will only expand. Last, a political movement that focuses on new, shiny feel-good policies without taking a broad, realistic look at the diverse constituents of the city and the very deep-rooted needs in many of our communities will be severely limited in its appeal. Great start, but I think you guys can do better.
  • Jess Noon
    answered 2015-01-27 19:37:14 -0500
    Q: What issues do you feel are missing from our platform ?
    A: Improved urban design and amenities alone do not a livable, sustainable city make. There is a large gap in this platform in addressing the widespread poverty and crime in our city (something that I feel the urban planning community seems to tune out more often than not). It’s a massive issue, and the city isnt going to improve holistically unless it is addressed. Many of these recommendations are ideal, but city budgets are finite. Rethinking the tax structure is worthwhile no doubt, but the new structure values business over residents, particularly low-income residents, the problems of crime and blight will only expand. Last, a political movement that focuses on new, shiny feel-good policies without taking a broad, realistic look at the diverse constituents of the city and the very deep-rooted needs in many of our communities will be severely limited in its appeal. Great start, but I think you guys can do better.
  • Jess Noon
    answered 2015-01-27 19:29:44 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the THIRD MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: LAND USE: Legalize Car-Free Housing
  • Jess Noon
    answered 2015-01-27 19:29:30 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the SECOND MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: COMPLETE STREETS: Adopt Vision Zero Plan for Philadelphia
  • Jess Noon
    answered 2015-01-27 19:29:03 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform items would you rank as the MOST IMPORTANT for the next Philadelphia Mayor and City Council?
    A: ENVIRONMENT: City-Wide Street Sweeping
  • Robert Baron
    answered 2015-01-21 17:49:14 -0500
    Q: What issues do you feel are missing from our platform ?
    A: Increase transit frequency and span so that the subway and bus systems have high frequency service on nights and weekends.
  • Robert Baron
    answered 2015-01-21 17:47:14 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the THIRD MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: TRANSPORTATION CHOICE: "Free" SEPTA Pass & Bike Share For All University Students & Staff
  • Robert Baron
    answered 2015-01-21 17:46:20 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the SECOND MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: LAND USE: Legalize Car-Free Housing
  • Robert Baron
    answered 2015-01-21 17:46:04 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform items would you rank as the MOST IMPORTANT for the next Philadelphia Mayor and City Council?
    A: TRANSPORTATION CHOICE: City-Wide System of Protected Bike Lane Arterials
  • Scott Buchanan
    answered 2015-01-20 16:29:31 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform issues would you rank as the SECOND MOST IMPORTANT?
    A: LAND USE: Legalize Car-Free Housing
  • Scott Buchanan
    answered 2015-01-20 16:22:51 -0500
    Q: Which of these 2015 platform items would you rank as the MOST IMPORTANT for the next Philadelphia Mayor and City Council?
    A: GOVERNANCE: Codify the Open Data Executive Order Into the City Charter
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  • Kelly O'Day
    answered 2015-01-17 23:30:04 -0500
    Q: What issues do you feel are missing from our platform ?
    A: Trash receptacles at all SEPTA bus stops and commercial areas.