Here in the dog days of August, what topped the agenda of the Nutter administration today was… snow.

snowplow phila ost full Sizzling Topic at Philadelphia City Hall: Snow Removal.
KYW’s Mike Dunn reports that Mayor Nutter, speaking by conference call, addressed the meeting at the Municipal Services Building on snow removal:

(Nutter:)  “I just really want to tell you how proud all of us are…”

That’s right.  Snow removal.

(Cutler:)  “I know it sounds funny given all the heat this summer that we’re having a snow meeting in August.”

Deputy mayor Rina Cutler said the session was partly to say thank-you to those who handled last winter’s trio of blizzards:

“And the second is really to try to figure out what we can do better.”

Cutler believes they can do a better job getting the word out to neighborhoods as to which small streets will be plowed and when — and which will not:

“…about what streets we’ll be able to do, what streets we won’t be able to do, and sort of when people can expect us to show up.”

Also needed, Cutler believes, is a long-term plan categorizing those neighborhood streets, deciding ahead of time what level of snowstorm would be needed for those streets to see a plow.

(File photo by KYW’s John Ostapkovich)

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