In a letter to the school district, city controller Alan Butkovitz says his annual audit shows the shortfall is bigger than the $61 million announced last week by the district.
“There’s a strong chance that that money can be stolen by people who have no right to the money,” according to Philadelphia’s city controller.
Controller Alan Butkovitz provided reporters with a video — complete with creepy music — depicting eight vacant schools littered with drug paraphernalia and trash.
Alan Butkovitz says a forensic audit has uncovered evidence that former sheriff John Green allowed a political contributor to essentially take over the sheriff’s real estate division.
“311 has not alleviated the pressure of non-emergency calls to 911. In fact, the reduction in non-emergency calls to 911 has been virtually non-existent,” Alan Butkovitz says.
The latest Wall Street crisis is a worst-case scenario for the pension fund of Philadelphia city workers. Thursday morning, members of the board that oversees the fund were meeting to look at the damage.
On the day after the Philadelphia School District handed out thousands of layoff notices, Mayor Michael Nutter spent Tuesday pounding the pavement in Harrisburg, trying in part to drum up more money for the financially strapped school district.
If you see government fraud in Philadelphia, and want to report it, now there’s an app for that.
Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz is quizzical about HUD’s request for the resignation of the entire Philadelphia Housing Authority board, two of whom Butkovitz appointed.
Hundreds of businesses in Philadelphia could be cheating on their sales taxes, according to a new report released Wednesday by the city controller.
Leading the audit team will be Louis Pichini, a former prosecutor who headed the criminal division of the US attorney’s office in Philadelphia.
A plan to overhaul Philadelphia’s much-criticized business tax structure is getting a thumbs-down from the City Controller, who says it’s being pushed in haste.
Philadelphia’s controller says city officials haven’t been able to confirm if $164 million in real estate taxes have been transferred electronically to the city over the past five years.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz says shoddy bookkeeping by the Nutter Administration has cost the city millions of dollars.
by KYW’s Mike Dunn You may have seen them around center city Philadelphia: those high-tech, solar powered trash compactors that Mayor Nutter says will help the environment and save the city money. But perhaps not […]