Should Philadelphia amend its charter for a jobs commission?

You might think you’re ready for Tuesday’s election. And sure, you might have attended your local council forum, read your campaign literature and even clipped out endorsements. But we bet you’re not ready. Because – once again – you’ve forgotten all about the ballot question.

The single yes-or-no question on tomorrow’s ballot asks voters if the Home Rule Charter, the city’s governing document, should be amended to create a new commission called the Jobs Commission. The Jobs Commission (as you can probably guess) would be charged with figuring out how to keep and create private sector jobs in Philadelphia. Its recommendations would be non-binding.

Still not feeling prepared? Maybe you’re a bit conflicted – you like jobs, but hate commissions. Well have no fear: On this week’s It’s Our Money podcast, Doron Taussig offers Newsworks’ Alan Tu a crash course on the Jobs Commission ballot question, by explaining whether it will cost taxpayers any money and whether it’s necessary to amend the Home Rule Charter to brainstorm ideas about job creation.

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