Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”
Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city’s Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.
The latest battle between Mayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke involves the Mayor’s new policy toward city workers who smoke.
“Hang in there, because we’re going to come up with a better plan,” councilwoman Marian Tasco told her colleagues.
Nutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke’s decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.
The deal, worth nearly $2 billion, needed City Council approval but the legislation was never introduced, nor hearings scheduled.
City Council president Darrell Clarke says his staff’s internal review should be concluded by next week.
Mum’s the word from the president of Philadelphia City Council as to whether today’s regular Council meeting will bring any word on when lawmakers will debate the plan to sell PGW.
City Council president Darrell Clarke calls them “entrepreneurs,” those folks who set up a folding table on a sidewalk to sell everything from handbags to CDs to incense.
Council president Darrell Clarke, who represents the area around Temple University, says neighbors face public drunkenness and related issues on a regular basis.
A print ad sponsored by UIL Holdings, the Connecticut-based firm that wants to buy PGW from the city, claims the city’s gas infrastructure is “dangerously outdated.”
City Council’s plans to publicly debate the controversial proposal to sell PGW have now slipped until mid-October.
Darrell Clarke Says He Is Not Competing With Nutter Over Release Of Similar Plans To Restructure L&I
City Council President Darrell Clarke insists that his plan to reorganize huge portions of Philadelphia government is not intended to trump a related plan unveiled at the very same time by Mayor Nutter.
Mayor Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke today are unveiling separate and competing proposals to reshape the structure of city government.
Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a bill giving the Philadelphia Fire Department responsibility for inspecting propane tanks used on curbside food trucks.