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.

May 2024 - Municipal Money Matters

May’s Municipal Money Matters focuses on the recent effort by City Controller Christy Brady and City Commissioners to pay 7,700 poll workers a total of $1.8 million in just two weeks following the primary election.

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.

Department of Licenses and Inspections Special Investigation of Unsafe and Imminently Dangerous Properties

City Controller Christy Brady released the results of a special investigation of the Department and Licenses and Inspections oversight of unsafe and imminently dangerous properties. The full report, including findings and recommendations, can be found here on the Controller’s website.

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.

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