Harder Issues

One of the fun things about working where I work is getting to work on the issues that are really important for the City of Philadelphia. And with a new Mayor coming in, there's an even greater chance that our reports will get read and put into action. So studies on affordable housing and waterfront management and transportation financing and workforce development take on new urgency, which makes for a rewarding 9 to 5.

Of course, these sorts of topics are relatively easy to cover, in that while the details may be quite complex, the general sentiment is in your favor. Today's City Paper, on the other hand, highlights some of the harder issues the next Mayor will have to slog through: http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2007/10/25/congrats-mayor-nutter.

As with the sunnier topics, our firm is pretty involved here too. We've looked at or are currently looking at pension costs, physical infrastructure, parks, SEPTA, and tax cuts. The City Paper is right: these are harder topics to tackle for the next Mayor. Here's hoping he reads our reports on these issues as well as on the rosier ones.
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