City Council President Darrell Clarke and cronies are trying to force a neighborhood improvement district down the throats of a wary North Philly community. Can the community stand up for its rights? Listen to the podcast I recorded with PW reporter Matthew Petrillo on the subject (I sound way less like a Muppet than I feared):
Essentially, the improvement district is designed to be a tax on college students so the friends of a politically connected developer can earn high salaries “promoting” the neighborhood. For an in-depth look at the issue, read Matthew Petrillo’s full cover story at Philadelphia Weekly here.
If the embedded link doesn’t work, find the podcast (and more by Matthew Petrillo) here: http://soundcloud.com/mpetrillo