Our driving principle: City Howl is an outgrowth of It’s Our Money – a joint project between Philadelphia Daily News and WHYY. It’s Our Money advocates for city taxpayers by examining how and where the city spends its money. As taxpayer advocates, we know the quality of city services is directly tied to quality of life. We want to make both better.
We haven’t set out to design a site that slams the city, or is pure gripe-fest. Rather, we want to raise the bar on accountability for the services the city delivers, and to create a shared knowledge base to make it easy for our fellow citizens to deal with City Hall. And when appropriate, to rave about jobs well done.