Alan Butkovitz

(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

(Credit: Tim McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Controller Says City’s Financial Books Had Billions In Errors

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.

11/19/2012

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz, at lectern, addresses reporters.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Controller Says City Departments Failing To Control Contractor Shortcuts

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.

10/10/2012

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

Phila. Controller Alleges Widespread Tax Evasion At Small Construction Projects

“It’s the Wild West in Philadelphia on construction projects,” Alan Butkovitz said today.

10/02/2012

(A Philadelphia Police Department surveillance camera.  File photo)

Deputy Mayor Says Philadelphia’s Police Cams Are Being Corrected

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.

06/20/2012

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz at a press conference on Wednesday.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

City Controller Says Philadelphia Is Failing To Collect $$$ for Ambulance Services

City controller Alan Butkovitz says a review of ambulance billings by the city for 2011 shows it only collected $34 million of the $82.5 million it billed — about 42 percent.

05/09/2012

(A Delaware Valley holiday shopper.  File photo)

Philadelphia Official Says Sales Tax Revenues Show Further Economic Recovery

City controller Alan Butkovitz says it was the highest level of sales tax receipts since the city started keeping track.

03/12/2012

(Philadelphia School District headquarters, 440 North Broad Street.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Controller: Philadelphia Schools’ Budget Shortfall Even Worse Than Indicated

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.

01/25/2012

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