📮 Mail Ballot Reminder
Only one week left until election day! Here is our voter guide (and where to find our endorsed candidates on your mail-in ballot)
City Council, at-Large
City Council, Districts
- Jamie Gauthier, District 3
- Quetcy Lozada, District 7
- Anthony Phillips, District 9
Our dual-recommendation for Mayor has garnered some attention... vote for either Gym or Rhynhart!
For mail-in voters, don't forget:
- to use the secrecy envelope
- sign the declaration outside the mailing envelope
- mail your ballot to ARRIVE by election day, May 16th OR drop your ballot at a drop box by 8 PM on May 16th.
⛔ Tell SEPTA: No More Parking!
Thanks to public testimony from urbanists, SEPTA tabled a vote on a $48 million parking garage in Conshohocken!
Such a project would only serve the wealthiest segment of SEPTA's ridership, the suburban car commuter, at the expense of other more critical initiatives.
SEPTA's Capital Budget public hearings are TOMORROW at 10 AM and 4 PM -- now is your chance to tell SEPTA to stop wasting transit money on parking, and to prioritize station accessibility and modernize existing rail lines.
Sign up to testify today through Transit Forward Philadelphia, and our coalition partner will reach out with talking points.
🚧 RENAME TANEY EVENT
We are amplifying an event this Thursday from the Rename Taney Coalition: City Council meets on Thursday morning at 10 am and the Rename Taney Coalition will be there in person.
Three years of door-to-door community engagement across multiple neighborhoods has produced overwhelming support from a dozen community organizations (RCOs), the Inquirer, the Citizen, and thousands of petition signatories. 94% of North Taney Street residents surveyed favor renaming Taney Street to LeCount Street!
It's time to tell Council President Clarke to his face what renaming Taney Street to LeCount Street would mean for racial justice and equality, and a step towards tackling the city's bigger challenges as a unified whole.
When: Thursday, May 11th, 10 am
Where: Northeast corner of City Hall. Proceed to the 4th floor
What else: Bring a photo ID
Who: Rename Taney Street supporters
👕 FREE SHIRT
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Brett H. Mandel | Philadelphia, Corrupt and Consenting
Thu, May 11, 2023 7:30 p.m. / Parkway Central Library
Told through the story of the corruption case of John Dougherty and the machine politics that foster corruption, his new book illustrates the ways our inattention gives way to corrosive politicians and policies, the effects this blight has on the soul of Philadelphia, and how collective action can lead to a better city for all.
Ride of Silence
The annual Ride of Silence is an international ride that honors bicyclists killed or injured by motor vehicles.
The 2023 Ride of Silence will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 6:45 pm – 8 pm. This ride will start at the North Apron of City Hall with a short memorial ceremony and slow bike ride that will travel an 8-mile route at 9.5 miles per hour through Center City before ending the Art Museum for a memorial bike lift. The ride occurs rain or shine and we invite the entire bicycling community to join us as they have for the past 19 years.
Let Manufactured Homes In: Removing Regulatory Barriers to Manufactured Housing
MAY 23, 2023, 12–1 P.M. ET
In this webinar, leading experts will discuss why and how policy makers can allow manufactured homes in more places as a solution to the housing affordability crisis.
WHAT WE'RE READING
🏙️ HOUSING & LAND USE
🌳 PUBLIC SPACE
PennDOT District 6 Survey - Interstate 95 Girard Avenue Interchange Project Sections GR5 and GR6.
The project team is seeking feedback on potential designs of spaces under and adjacent to I-95 as a follow-up to information presented at recent Near Neighbors Meetings held in Northern Liberties and Old City. Meeting materials from these meetings can be found at 95revive.com. The survey will be open to the community until June 30.
GRANTS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
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- Head of Product Management
- Head of User Experience
- Head of Back-End Development
- Head of Operations
- Head of Quality, Analytics, and Infrastructure
Habitat for Humanity /
BDP Impact Real Estate / Project Manager
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