David Perri

(City councilman Mark Squilla, right, questions  deputy streets commissioner Michael Carroll, left, during a Streets Department budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

As Crews Grapple with Philadelphia’s Pothole Epidemic, City Lawmakers Have Questions

Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(L-R, outside the new recycling center: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri; Sun Ray, the "Philadelphia More Beautiful" mascot; Curby Bucket, the city's recycling mascot; and deputy streets commissioner Donald Carlton.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia

“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

City of Philadelphia Addresses ‘Mid-Level’ Snowstorm

“It’s mainly a plowing operation, but we are salting as well,” says Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(Credit: CBS 3)

Philadelphia’s Streets Department Preparing For Not 1, But 2 Storms

It looks as if we’ll be getting a one-two punch from Mother Nature in the next two days, and crews are gearing up to keep the streets and highways clear.

01/25/2015

(President of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Daniel McElhatton speaks outside City Hall.  Behind him is an "energy guzzling refrigerator" character provided by Peco.  Photo  by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Marks ‘Recycling Day’ With Thanks, and Reminders

Streets commissioner David Perri says 2013 was a record-setting year for our city, which was among the first to institute a recycling program.

11/13/2014

( File photo by CBS 3)

Philadelphia Using Millions in Red-Light Camera Fines For Traffic Improvements

The City of Philadelphia will get $3½ million from red-light camera fines this year.

10/24/2014

(Mayor Nutter is flanked by officials from the city, relief agencies, and others as he speaks with reporters about the latest flooding.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Post-Flooding Dangers Still Lurk, Philadelphia Officials Warn

Mayor Nutter cautioned people — particularly parents — not to let their guard down.

05/01/2014

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Snow Plowing Cost Philadelphia Taxpayers $18-Million, Streets Commissioner Says

City officials have tallied the cost of plowing the streets of Philadelphia during the wicked winter — and the price tag is roughly three times that of a normal winter.

04/09/2014

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

PPA: Snow Taking Up Spaces Doesn’t Change Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says despite mounds of snow at many curbsides, no one is getting a break this week.

02/17/2014

Snow is a dirty four letter word to many Philadelphians these days. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Snow Parking In Many Spaces Throughout Philadelphia

On-street parking in Philadelphia — always in short supply– has been sharply reduced by snow.

02/16/2014

(Mayor Nutter and other city officials hold a briefing on the city snow cleanup.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Aided By Warmer Temperatures, Cleanup of Philadelphia Streets Continues

Philadelphia’s snow emergency declaration was being lifted at 2pm today.

02/14/2014

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Salting, Plowing Underway Throughout Philadelphia

Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.

02/13/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and Misuse

City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.

02/08/2014

(FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri,  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Streets Commissioner Apologizes For Uncleared Streets In NW Philly

“We understand that (Streets Department) resources are taxed,” said city councilwoman Cindy Bass, “but there were some areas that really seemed to be not touched at all — some areas in West Mt. Airy, some areas in Chestnut Hill.”

02/06/2014

(An ice-laden tree stands sentinel over a center city street.)

Philadelphia Treating City Streets on a Case-by-Case Basis

Streets commissioner David Perri says most of the problems caused by the storm are in the city’s northeast and northwest sections.

02/05/2014

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