While you were gone: Weekend forums and meetings with business leaders

The quartet of mayoral candidates who attended Saturday’s Pennsylvania Working Families forum at the Arch Street United Methodist Church discussed issues including police stop-and-frisk measures and raising the minimum wage.

NewsWorks was there, too, so check out the story (with photo gallery) via this link.


Other campaign happenings/coverage from the past several days include …

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— What weighs against Doug Oliver’s chances for victory? Practically everything.

— Here’s a Philadelphia Business Journal story about an event last week in which Lynne Abraham, Nelson Diaz, Jim Kenney and Doug Oliver “grilled a panel of business experts … as part of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Roadmap for Growth campaign. They asked how they should attract business to the city and encourage innovation.”

Farah Jiminez’s essay in the Inquirer examines the importance of the next mayor having “a congenial and influential relationship with Council, generally, and its president, in particular.”

Phil Goldsmith: “The objective of campaigning is to get one more vote than the person in second place. The objective of governing is to solve problems in order to make Philadelphia a better place to live, work, and visit.”

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