RePoint supports candidates for local elected office who are committed to the sensitive treatment of Philadelphia’s built environment, culture, and history. As the only World Heritage City in the United States, Philadelphians have a responsibility to honor and maintain this earned distinction. RePoint is committed to advocating preservation in situations where the pendulum has swung too far toward hasty and sometimes exploitative modernization at the expense of our distinctive cultural heritage.
One of our methods for endorsing candidates includes this candidate survey. For this coming primary election, May 21st 2019, our biggest issues involve candidate positions on demolition review and ending the 10-year tax abatement.
We are especially impressed with the experienced and platform of the following candidates, which RePoint has officially endorsed: