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bigassbiddy t1_jbxybxb wrote

This is just temporary until the actual construction begins, right?



PettyAndretti OP t1_jbxymlz wrote

beggars can’t be choosers. I’m just hoping someone doesn’t drive over the ropes at some point. But we know they will. 🫤


Starpork t1_jby9t80 wrote

Maybe I'm over hopeful but even though they're just ropes, I'd assume running over them escalates a charge from a moving violation to destruction of city property. You'd really hope to see that have a psychological impact.


FormerHoagie t1_jby74sk wrote

I could spend every second of every day finding things the city should fix. Trouble is priority. Then, when the city choses to fix something, it’s never enough.


magellan315 t1_jbyecrk wrote

I think you meant "if" the city chooses to fix something.


FormerHoagie t1_jbyfvi8 wrote

It’s cold and dreary out today. Easy to be negative. Considering the poverty in Philadelphia and it being such a massively large city, I think we do ok. I say we because the city is just your neighbors. You pay them with tax dollars to do the things you can’t. Some of them are bad employees, like any business. Think 77, Sunny, low humidity and enjoying your favorite band in concert at the Mann. Pretty awesome.


magellan315 t1_jbzn6jc wrote

We don't do okay. A friend of mine grew up in Philly and in the 80's she used to see kids from Olney and Central High Schools fighting on the subway platforms. They still do that today.

We don't do okay when it comes to violent crime or crime involving guns. All I have to do is turn on the news on Monday and see how many people have been shot.


FormerHoagie t1_jbzpa6o wrote

There is a mayoral race and lots of positions available on city council. Why don’t you run and fix everything. You do realize that’s how it works, right? Real easy to criticize from the peanut gallery.


magellan315 t1_jbzuqij wrote

Thanks for the flippant response. City Council deliberately creates quagmires and given their problems with bribery the FBI should open a second headquarters here. The Mayors office is equally problematic ever since Frank Rizzo engaged in a coup.

Its easier to make change from the outside and running for office often makes personal matters subject to public scrutiny.


ChrisW828 t1_jc0fgn1 wrote

That corruption is in every single city, and then straight up through national government.


FormerHoagie t1_jc0348x wrote

So, what change are you going to make? What will you do as a citizen of Philadelphia to make it better. I won’t accept Reddit comments as a worthy answer. I’m not talking thoughts and complaints, That’s pretty useless. What will you actually do?

Can you stop the gun violence, the homelessness and the out of control drug addiction? Many make it their lives work all across the country. What do you offer that would be different? How about other quality of life issues? Street Repairs, subway improvements, affordable housing, improved schools, reformed police department and crime in general? What is your plan and how to pay for it? I’m not even getting into the detailed stuff. I assume if you have answers to the major issues the rest will take care of itself. Remember, city workers are regular people, just like you. Some are great and some are horrible. They will fight back, refuse to work or just be generally shitty at their jobs. How will you change that. Which of these things are you going to take on and fix?


magellan315 t1_jc0fjl3 wrote

What do you mean by "Reddit" answers, answers are answers.


Ng3me t1_jbynyoc wrote

Philadelphia only runs pilots. They never do the actual project. Equity and all.