I'm not sure I'm ready for Philly to be covered in dockless anything, let alone dockless electric scooters. But it seems the next hot thing in transportation could be invading our sidewalks any day now. Luckily, according to a new report, the city is working on smoothing the transition. Speaking of smoothing transitions, both Philly's Mazzoni Center and the Atlantic City-based Miss America Organization are struggling with their new leadership after a year of scandal. We've got new developments on both this morning.

— Aubrey Nagle (@aubsn, morningnewsletter@philly.com)

In recent years, tech companies like Airbnb and Uber rolled into U.S. cities before they could be regulated, causing consternation as they "disrupted" industries first and asked permission later.

Dockless electric scooters have been making similar inroads in cities around the country. So far, they've often been met with bans, cease-and-desist orders, and vandalism.

Philly could easily be next, so the city is trying to get ahead of the chaos.

Last week, current Miss America Cara Mund sent a letter to her "Miss America Sisters" accusing chairwoman of the organization's board of directors Gretchen Carlson of belittling, silencing and bullying her on the job.

Carlson is under fire for her response to Mund, a lengthy statement released on Twitter Sunday night in which she denies the accusations, which one former Miss America called "reckless."

The organization has had a rough year after an email scandal ousted the former leadership. Now, Carlson and CEO Regina Hopper face calls for them to step down, too.

Nearly 50 staffers of the Mazzoni Center, Philly's largest LGBTQ health-care provider, walked out of work Monday to protest the firing of the center's director of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Kay Martinez, 32, a queer transgender person of color, described being dismissed without explanation and accused Mazzoni's CEO, Lydia Gonzalez Sciarrino, of trying to silence staffers of color.

The protest follows a tumultuous year for the center, which saw the controversial hiring of Gonzalez Sciarrino, a straight Latina woman, after former CEO Nurit Shein was forced out and former interim CEO Stephen Glassman was accused of sexually harassing employees.

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— the last time she saw friend and former co-worker Linda Rios-Neuby before she was killed by her husband in a murder-suicide.

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William Fulton, holding his Elmo costume.
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William Fulton, holding his Elmo costume.

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The man in the Elmo suit whose dance at a Kensington junkyard fire confused and delighted the internet never got to enjoy his viral fame. He got locked up the next day.