Alan Butkovitz

(Doug Oliver announces the formation of an committee exploring his possible run for mayor in 2015.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Doug Oliver Says If He Runs For Phila. Mayor, It’ll Be as a Democrat

Doug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter’s first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.

11/18/2014

City Controller Alan Butkovitz at a press conference inside his office at the Municipal Services Building. (credit: CBS3)

City Controller Alan Butkovitz Will Not Be Running In Next Phila. Mayoral Race

Alan Butkovitz has decided he will not be running in the next mayoral race.

11/17/2014

File photo of City Hall. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

In Philadelphia, Focus Turns To Next Year’s Race For Mayor

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.

11/05/2014

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz speaks with reporters about his audit of overtime charges in city departments.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. City Controller Stands By 311 Call Center Accusations

“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.”

09/24/2014

(Operators handle calls in the City of Philadelphia's 311 call center.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Butkovitz Says City’s 311 Call Center Operates Around the Clock, Only For Some

By contrast, the 311 for the rest of us operates only 12 hours a day, and only Mondays through Fridays.

09/17/2014

(Ken Trujillo.  Photo provided by Friends of Ken Trujillo)

Ken Trujillo Announces Run For Philadelphia Mayor

His top issue: returning the Philadelphia school district to local governance.

09/17/2014

(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

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