City Controller Criticizes Charter Operators In New ReportCity Controller Alan Butkovitz has released a report critical of the management of two charter school operators on the eve of a key vote.
City Controller Takes Aim At HarrisburgThe city controller has released a report critical of the management of two charter school operators, on the eve of a key vote.
Inspection Reveals Philadelphia School Buildings Unsanitary, UnsafeCity Controller Alan Butkovitz says his inspection finds unsanitary and dangerous conditions.
Philadelphia Controller Again Finds Problems in City's School BuildingsAlan Butkovitz last inspected school buildings in 2008, and he says not much has improved since.
Philadelphia Controller Disputes Effectiveness of City's Crime Cameras City controller Alan Butkovitz says the Philadelphia Police Department's surveillance camera system is fraught with problems, including scores of broken-down cameras.
City Controller To Revisit Entering Mayoral Race After Council President Decides Not To RunThe 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?
Darrell Clarke Running Again For City Council, Ending Speculation on Mayoral RunBy law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.
Doug Oliver Says If He Runs For Phila. Mayor, It'll Be as a DemocratDoug Oliver was spokesman for Mayor Nutter during Nutter's first term and is now a marketing vice president at PGW.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz Will Not Be Running In Next Phila. Mayoral RaceAlan Butkovitz has decided he will not be running in the next mayoral race.
In Philadelphia, Focus Turns To Next Year's Race For MayorBetween now and May 19th you can expect to hear a lot about the mayor's race, particularly who's in and who's out.
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."
Butkovitz Says City's 311 Call Center Operates Around the Clock, Only For SomeBy contrast, the 311 for the rest of us operates only 12 hours a day, and only Mondays through Fridays.