RE YOUR op-ed on rethinking City Council:
The ideas are intriguing. Non-partisan elections and term limits would be a good start. Consolidating districts and elimination of the at-large seats would also be good. This way, there's no party dominance and many dollars would be saved via reduced staffing. Term limits would bring in fresh ideas.
The saved dollars could be allocated to hire police and firefighters plus provide additional education programs with some left for tax cuts.
Thomas G. Lutek, Philadelphia