A coup by inches

Waiting until the last possible day, Gov. Schweiker signed legislation yesterday granting the suburbs more power than Philadelphia in running the Convention Center – and Mayor Street immediately responded by saying the city might no longer support financing half of the center’s much-coveted expansion.

Read the rest in in today’s Inquirer.

I tell ya, I find it ironic that the party whose central theme is the principal of local governance has been taking so much power away from it. The Convention Center and The Parking Authority. I’m making a bet your town has stories as well. City rights being transfered to the state. State rights being trumped by the federal government. All three threatened by corporate rights. Hamilton over Jefferson?

Just ironic.