Thursday, March 10, 2005

Why Does the Campaign for City Controller Matter?

I noted here a week ago that John Braxton had gotten some attention as a reform-minded candidate for city controller. Why should we care who holds this office? Two reasons come to mind:
First, someone who is more than a loyal party soldier in the position could set a higher standard for conduct among elected officials.
Second, an independent, forward thinking controller could identify ways in which city government could become more efficient and effective.
For those who would like to see genuine change in Philly, check out John's website. And if you missed it, check out this posting in Young Philly Politics.


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