Mayor Nutter, in his first public comments on the controversies surrounding PHA chief Carl Greene, says allegations that Greene has sexually harassed employees are very troubling. But KYW’s Mike Dunn reports that Nutter stopped short of calling for Greene’s dismissal.
Nutter was on vacation while the Carl Greene controversies exploded over the past weeks (see related story), but he clearly had monitored the details closely.
Nutter (above left) believes that Greene’s foreclosure dilemma has been adequately dealt with, but reports that the Philadelphia Housing Authority has settled multiple sexual harassment suits filed by female employees are more bothersome to the mayor:
“The larger issues that have come to light now with multiple suits involving either sexual harassment or workplace environment conditions, to me, are the most troubling.”
And while Nutter is not weighing in yet on whether Greene (in righthand photo) should be ousted, he calls on the PHA board to deal with the matter and keep the public apprised:
“These matters must be addressed by the management and the (PHA) board in a very serious fashion. And all of us need to know more details as to what they’re doing.”
The board is to meet later this week.