The playing field is a bit clearer now that Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke, with just four months remaining before the May primary, has decided against running for Mayor. But could there be a late entrant?
By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.
Doug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter’s first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.
Alan Butkovitz has decided he will not be running in the next mayoral race.
Between now and May 19th you can expect to hear a lot about the mayor’s race, particularly who’s in and who’s out.
“The most egregious problem … is the approximately $160,000 overtime in 311 for the period studied,” he said, adding, “They’re working in a secret VIP call center that doesn’t comply with what the job description says.”
By contrast, the 311 for the rest of us operates only 12 hours a day, and only Mondays through Fridays.
His top issue: returning the Philadelphia school district to local governance.
An attorney for “Visit Philadelphia” says the matter involves “unauthorized expenditures” at the publicly funded agency covering several years, totaling $210,000.
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.
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.
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.
Williams touted the city’s declining homicide rate, but vowed to work for a safer city in his second term.
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.
Both the DA’s race and the race for controller feature Democratic incumbents challenged by little-known and under-financed Republicans.