Committe of Seventy calls on Philadelphia City Commissioners to get to work

    There’s much to be done if the City Commissioners office is going to improve itself, and the Committee of Seventy wants the three commissioners to get to work.

    Seventy President and CEO has written an open letter to Anthony Clark, Stephanie Singer and Al Schmidt encouraging them to implement their platforms for improving starting now.

    The five-page letter went out today to all three commissioners, and has specific asks of each broken down into three immediate reforms and two long-term plans.



    Provide better customer service to make information more accessible for voters
    Make operations fully transparent
    Start to increase better turnout


    Improve polling place staffing
    Require training for all polling place officials

    “None of the reforms we have recommended are particularly ambitious,” reads the letter. “But getting them done will require far greater energy and effort than Philadelphians have come to expect from their City Commissioners.”

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