Philadelphia City Council is off to a great start. And then again, it’s not.
Republican Sandra Stewart wasn’t surprised that Democrat Bobby Henon cruised to victory last week in the 6th Councilmanic District race.
Besides races for mayor and City Council, voters on Tuesday will see a crowded ballot filled with the names of judicial candidates.
Sandra Stewart, the Republican candidate in the 6th Councilmanic District, is a neighborhood volunteer from Tacony who describes herself as an “independent community-based leader.”
Whether a rift existed in City Council before the passage of new district boundaries last week is a matter of contention. But now that the vote is done, the verbal and political sparring may just be starting.
Two plans to address population change in City Council districts leave the river wards pretty much untouched.
All indications are that City Councilman Brian O’Neill will be getting the short end of the stick in Council’s increasingly controversial redistricting process.
As City Council nears a deadline to remap district boundaries, residents weigh in at public hearings. Two more are scheduled.
Don’t let the back-to-school ads fool you. August is still an infant and summer’s only half over. The U.S. government has finally (temporarily) solved its debt-ceiling crisis, so for the time being things at the federal level are dullsville.