Broad Street Brief: Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart Resigns to Launch Mayoral Campaign

October 31, 2022

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Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart Resigns to Launch Mayoral Campaign

On Tuesday, Rebecca Rhynhart formally submitted her resignation letter to Mayor Kenney as Philadelphia’s City Controller. She launched her mayoral campaign at a news conference in West Philadelphia that afternoon. She has been very critical of the Kenney administration throughout her tenure as controller, and she plans on using the results of her audits and recommendations to improve city services.

Pennsylvania House Committee Releases Report Criticizing Krasner; House Files Articles of Impeachment Against Him

On Monday, the House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order released areport that was very critical of Philadelphia District Attorney Krasner and his office’s practices, but stopped short of calling for his impeachment. Nevertheless, House Republicans moved to file articles of impeachment against District Attorney Krasner. The Philadelphia Inquirer hasmore.

Meet Anthony Phillips: The Youth-Focused Millennial That Is Now the Democratic Nominee for a District City Council Seat

In September, 9th District Councilmember Cherelle Parker resigned to launch her bid for mayor. Democratic leaders in the 9th District unanimously selected Anthony Phillips to be her successor. Phillips has dedicated his career to serving kids and he hopes to center his policy agenda in City Council around children.

HUD Awards Philadelphia $8.7 Million Towards Reducing Youth Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program awarded Philadelphia $8.7 million for youth homelessness prevention initiatives. Philadelphia was one of 17 cities selected for the grant. These funds can be used towards rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.

Philadelphia Sues the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Reduce Youth Justice Overcrowding

In a lawsuit filed Friday, the City of Philadelphia is asking a judge to force Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services to take custody of at least 70 children sentenced in court to state rehabilitation programs. The city’s holding facility is significantly overcrowded, and city officials hope transferring some of the juveniles to state facilities will help alleviate the overcrowding.


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