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Abandoned properties in the 600 block of West Cumberland Street (L) and the 3800 block of Cambridge Street (R) in Philadelphia. (credit: City Controller's office)

Philadelphia’s City Controller: Abandoned Property Poses Public Safety Threat

Philadelphia’s City Controller Alan Butkovitz is calling for the demolition of more than 100 vacant buildings that he says create a public safety hazard.

02/12/2015

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz at Wednesday's press conference. (credit: Mike Dunn)

City Controller Finds Sloppy Bookkeeping Among Groups That Help Raise Money For Philadelphia Rec Centers

City Controller Alan Butkovitz’s findings, in one case, have been sent to the District Attorney.

01/07/2015

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham (R) (credit: TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images) and State Senator Anthony Williams (L) (credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Developments In The Race For Philadelphia Mayor

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham and State Senator Anthony Williams are both expected to formally announce today they’re running for mayor of Philadelphia.

11/19/2014

File photo: City Controller Alan Butkovitz. (credit: CBS3)

Controller’s Building Collapse Report Raises Questions About Promises Of Reform

Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams in a 39-page written response, included in the Controller’s Report, refuted the findings raising “objections to the incomplete, inaccurate and misleading interpretations of Department data that underlie the Report’s recommendations.”

05/22/2014

City Controller Alan Butkovitz (L) is questioned by Councilman David Oh (R) during a budget hearing. (credit: City of Philadelphia)

City Controller Faults Secrecy Amid School District’s Financial Mess

Philadelphia’s Controller, Alan Butkovitz, says a culture of secrecy pervades the School District, making it difficult for anyone to get to the root of the district’s massive deficits.

04/08/2014

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.

Local Races Are The Draw In Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Election

Philadelphia voters will decide whether to re-elect the city’s district attorney and controller.

11/02/2013

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Blog: Audit Finds $ And Equipment Missing From Philly Schools

By Jim Donovan:   Have you ever misplaced your keys?  Most of us have from time to time.  But what about losing a snow blower or air conditioner; has that ever happened to you?  I know, […]

07/03/2013

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

City Controller Says Philadelphia’s Property Tax Abatement Is Unfair To Other Homeowners

City controller Alan Butkovitz on Tuesday told council that the abatement is basically unfair to other homeowners who now face higher taxes under AVI.

04/17/2013

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City Controller: School District Could Be Losing Millions On Student Transpasses

The city controller says the School District could be losing millions, on student TransPasses.

09/07/2012

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City Controller: Mayor Failing To Limit Fire Department Overtime

The city controller says the Nutter administration is failing to reign in fire department overtime.

02/01/2011