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.
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.
“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.”
Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz was an early winner as ballots from the Pennsylvania primary election are being tallied.
And tAlan Butkovitz says the administration needs to reassess its reassessments.
It has been an angry contest where incumbent Alan Butkovitz is being challenged by Brett Mandel and Mark Zecca.
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.
Although it’s very quiet right now, there is an election in Pennsylvania and the hopefuls are stirring in one contest.
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.
City controller Alan Butkovitz says his office found numerous mistakes in the books for Fiscal Year 2011, which ended on June 30th of last year. The city finance director notes they represented accounting errors, not misplaced funds.
City controller Alan Butkovitz is critical of several city departments for their lack of oversight in connection with construction activity in North Philadelphia, near the Temple University campus.
“It’s the Wild West in Philadelphia on construction projects,” Alan Butkovitz said today.
The city controller says Philadelphia’s long troubled crime surveillance camera system is still plagued by dozens of cameras that aren’t working — or even hooked up. We’re working on it, says an administration official.