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How Philly Works: The Mayor and Key Issues

The mayor plays a key role in a variety of issues that impact residents' quality of life. In many ways, they can make decisions and deploy resources at will. But the mayor's power is also limited -- by state and federal law, labor contracts, and by other elected offices including City Council. See Seventy's four new infographics on the mayor's role several key issue areas:

These resources were made possible by the generous support of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, with special thanks to Jeanne Maier of 12 Squared Design and the several subject-matter experts who reviewed this material.