Philadelphia has 21 tax incentives and exemptions, and those programs resulted in an average of at least $215 million in forgone city tax revenue in recent years.
“Our growth—our business growth, our population growth, our economic growth—is rooted firmly in our immigrant population,” the mayor said in an interview.
From engaging underserved populations to preparing for climate change’s most devastating effects, these cities have their work cut out for them.
“President Trump’s false statements today were an insult to the men and women of the Philadelphia police force,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.
Although Philadelphia's percentage of adults who never married stands out among the most populous cities, it is very much in keeping with those of other high-poverty cities.
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A win for Philadelphia's soda tax would deflate the reasoning that only ultra-liberal enclaves enact such measures.
Over two years, municipalities like Philadelphia will aim to develop solutions to racial inequality in education and employment.
But its establishment hints at the city's offices being too siloed.
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As the What Works Cities program, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, celebrates its first year, municipal leaders and experts are looking at ways to make the results of their data efforts “so essential that nobody can take it away.”
Created by executive order, a centralized open data portal is planned for August.
Two themes—community revitalization and economic development—comprise more than 50 percent of the second-round winners list.
‘[I]f you send them right when someone needs help, they have the opportunity to change behavior and improve citizen experience.”
“Parkadelphia” is pretty—and powerful.
Berkeley, California, started the trend, but it's spreading fast.
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