City Finance Director Rob Dubow
Philadelphia City Council today gets a chance to grill the Office of Property Assessment, which compiled the numbers behind the new assessments going out that have generated a lot of anxiety in the neighborhoods.
Aides to Mayor Nutter on Thursday spelled out a long list of cuts, including layoffs, that they say would be needed if the city loses its appeal of an arbitrator’s award to firefighters. The move prompted the PICA board to delay its vote on Nutter’s long-range budget.
Council President Darrell Clarke postponed a Thursday morning budget hearing until next Tuesday. He hopes that will be the time when the council members come to an agreement on the perplexing budget.
One million taxpayer dollars is the estimated price tag to the city so far of dealing with the Occupy Philadelphia protest on Dilworth Plaza.
“After the reductions that we’ve already taken, it gets more challenging and more challenging to find additional ways to take corrective action,” city finance director Rob Dubow tells KYW Newsradio.
At least one critic doesn’t think Mayor Nutter’s timetable is adding up, for fixing real estate tax values in Philadelphia.