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PHA Board Chairman Street Says He Won’t Resign

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Going into today’s Philadelphia Housing Administration board special meeting, the PHA board chairman, former Mayor Street, gave no indication that he’s willing to resign at the request of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Street thinks the HUD deputy secretary Ron Sims was “unrealistic” in issuing a press release to force the five members of the PHA board to resign. Street acknowledges having “private conversations” with HUD about volunteering to resign.

“But the only document that we’ve seen from HUD is the press release, and we got it from the press,” he said. “I don’t understand how that makes any sense.”

(Tawa:) “Mayor, one person with whom I spoke indicated that there was an agreement for everyone to resign before the press release came out. Then it didn’t happen, and the release went out.”

(Street:) “That’s absolutely not true. No one ever agreed to resign.”

Earlier this week, one PHA board member, councilwoman Jannie Blackwell quit, saying she wanted to be “part of the solution, not part of the problem, or perceived to be part of the problem.”

Reported by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio

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  • Spartacus

    Put him and his brother in jail.

  • PhillyPhan

    This bum needs to go. He has done nothing good for this city. The only thing he has done is take taxpayers dollars to fill his own bank account. FIRE HIM!!! Put him on the street where he belongs.

  • kate

    street should have resigned as the mayor we can’t expect him to admit wrong and resign to help the city. that is not in his nature.

  • Carolyn

    Street won’t resign, so FIRE HIM…simple as that!!!

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