City Councilman Brian O’Neill enjoyed a comfortable re-election victory last month, but an examination of the numbers indicates that it’ll be a little bit of a tougher fight in four years.
He was a little man, but he made a big impact on the city with four terms in City Council. Locals will remember him as a South Philly politician who didn’t come around the river wards often enough.
On Tuesday, 11 candidates will be vying for seven City Council at-large seats.
Four years ago, Republican City Councilman Brian O’Neill faced a fairly stiff challenge from Democrat Sean McAleer, but the incumbent rolled to re-election with 58 percent of the vote despite Michael Nutter’s strength at the top of the ticket.
The controversial DROP tops a spirited discussion involving the hopefuls in the 10th Councilmanic District. Also on the agenda: Ethics, pensions and perks.
As far as inspirational stories go, The Mighty Macs is a slam dunk. It’s a good one about a female basketball team that plenty of Philadelphians have probably heard of over the years.
Two plans to address population change in City Council districts leave the river wards pretty much untouched.
Is the Arlene Ackerman scandal over? Not if citizens give a darn.