The Committee of Seventy is opposing Gov. Rendell's effort to make Barbara Deeley the city's first female sheriff.
Deeley has served as chief of staff to Sheriff John Green, who resigned on Friday. Rendell nominated Deeley to finish out Green's term. But Seventy argues that the move would send the wrong message, given that the office is currently under investigation for financial mismanagement.
You can read their Seventy's letter to state Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi here.