City Of Philadelphia Office Of The Controller

The Philadelphia City Controller promotes honest, efficient, effective, and fully accountable city government. Independent of the Mayor and City Council, the City Controller conducts independent audits and analyses that provide objective information to city officials, the public, and other interested parties about the city’s financial affairs, and on ways to improve city operations and the use of public resources.

April 2024 - Municipal Money Matters

April edition focuses on Philadelphia’s largest business taxes, Business Income and Receipts Tax and Wage Tax. Combined, the two taxes are responsible for roughly 70% of the City’s General Fund.

Mapping Philadelphia’s Gun Violence Crisis

An interactive tool that maps the victims of the city’s gun violence from 2015 to present day, including the race/ethnicity, age and gender of victims.

Review of the Community Expansion Grant Program

The Controller’s Office conducted a review of the city’s Community Expansion Grant (CEG) Program. Our objective was to review the CEG program to determine whether the city’s oversight of the fiduciary providers and distribution procedures of CEGs met its stated goals.

About the City Controller

The City Controller is a popularly-elected City official and serves four-year terms, staggered from Mayor and Council elections, and is not subject to term limits. The City Controller is the Chief Auditor of the City of Philadelphia and the School District. The City Controller is independent of the Mayor and City Council and is charged with auditing their operations.

Learn More about About the City Controller

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