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(The "Visit Philadelphia" web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency ‘Cooperating’ With DA Probe of Misappropriation

An attorney for “Visit Philadelphia” says the matter involves “unauthorized expenditures” at the publicly funded agency covering several years, totaling $210,000.

09/12/2014

(Weccacoe Playground, in 2013.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Arbitrator Reinstates Workers Who Took 2nd Job With Phila. Rec Department

The workers’ attorney says the Recreation Department had hired them with full knowledge of those jobs, and in fact because of their experience — mostly with the school district.

06/03/2014

(School district inspector general John Downs, left, and city controller Alan Butkovitz, center, with some metal objects recovered in the investigation.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Controller: 2 Public Employees Caught Selling Off City’s Scrap Metal

Controller Alan Butkovitz, at lectern in photo, declined to identify the employees — he says it’s a personnel matter at this point — but he says one was a Streets Department employee and the other a school district locksmith.

04/03/2014

City Hall (FILE PHOTO credit: Tim McLaughlin)

City Controller Wonders If Nutter’s Top Aides Are ‘Double Dipping’ By Holding Two Titles

Controller Alan Butkovitz wants to know why the Nutter Administration fired 13 part-time Rec Center workers for holding other jobs, when top aides to the mayor are given multiple titles in order to boost their salaries.

01/15/2014

(DA Seth Williams speaks at his reinauguration ceremony at the Academy of Music.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia DA, Controller Sworn In For Repeat Terms

Williams touted the city’s declining homicide rate, but vowed to work for a safer city in his second term.

01/06/2014

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Controller Eyes The 2015 Mayor’s Race

Alan Butkovitz is being sworn in to a third term as Controller but its well known that he has his eyes on the mayor’s office.

01/06/2014

(Campaign photos)

DA and Controller Only Races of Note on 2013 Election Day in Philadelphia

Both the DA’s race and the race for controller feature Democratic incumbents challenged by little-known and under-financed Republicans.

11/05/2013

(City controller Alan Butkovitz.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Controller Says Poll Workers Need Better Pay, More Training

City controller Alan Butkovitz says 40 percent of the 27,000 provisional ballots issued in Philadelphia were due to poll worker mistakes or printing errors.

06/11/2013

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz, at lectern, releasing follow-up study on police department's surveillance camera system.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Mayor Disputes Controller’s Report on Philadelphia Police Cam Failures

“They said by (last) September that they’d have 90 percent working,” Alan Butkovitz said today. “It’s now almost a year later and they’ve got 32 percent working.”

05/29/2013

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Primary Results Yield Winners And Losers

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz was an early winner as ballots from the Pennsylvania primary election are being tallied.

05/21/2013

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz with Prof. Robert Strauss.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Controller Says New Property Assessments Are Even Less Accurate

And tAlan Butkovitz says the administration needs to reassess its reassessments.

05/08/2013

(KYW's Larry Kane)

Philadelphia City Controller Candidates Blast Each Other During Hour-Long Debate

It has been an angry contest where incumbent Alan Butkovitz is being challenged by Brett Mandel and Mark Zecca.

05/05/2013

(Flanked by other city officials, Mayor Nutter speaks to reporters about the Actual Value Initiative, AVI.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Defends City’s New Property Tax Assessments

In recent days both city controller Alan Butkovitz and councilman Mark Squilla have claimed that inaccuracies in the AVI assessments exceed the industry-accepted margin of error. But Mayor Nutter begs to differ.

03/06/2013

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Campaign 2013 Starting To Shape Up

Although it’s very quiet right now, there is an election in Pennsylvania and the hopefuls are stirring in one contest.

02/23/2013

(The Philadelphia Gas Commission.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Gas Commission Narrowly Approves Controversial Consultant Payments

The five-member Philadelphia Gas Commission, which oversees PGW’s budget, voted 3-2 to approve more than $2.3 million in PGW revenues to pay legal, financial, and public relations consultants.

01/16/2013

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