Philadelphia’s longtime consumer advocate, Lance Haver, has left the Nutter Administration to take a new City Council post: Director of Civic Engagement.
“It’s just really great when a plan comes all together,” Nutter says.
Mayor Nutter is among the local leaders behind the charge to host the DNC next year. But he didn’t start out that way.
“If we’re going to be successful in this, it’s going to take some American presence to even make a ground force effective. We’ve got to demonstrate a commitment to see this through, to win, or I don’t think that we sign up any of those guys to participate in a big way,” Toomey said.
Paid sick leave bills, sponsored by Bill Greenlee, were vetoed by Mayor Nutter in 2011 and 2013, who said businesses were still struggling at those times to rebound from the recession.
Chicago eliminated Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons from the tournament last summer, in Williamsport, Pa.
Rich talked about President Obama lying about his opposition to gay marriage in 2008, the government withdrawing warnings about cholesterol, and the record setting premiere of “Better Call Saul.” He also spoke with John Keating, the attorney for a lesbian couple being sued by their sperm donor for parenting rights, and a Temple psychologist, Laurence Steinberg, about the dangers of the teenage brain.
“I’m pleased to say that Philadelphia is in the best shape it’s been in many, many years,” Nutter told the business leaders.
Saying he will always err to the side of safety, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is standing by his decision to close government offices Tuesday.
Late Monday night, Mayor Nutter announced all City offices including the Courts are closed Tuesday for non-essential personnel. Philadelphia Public and Archdiocesan schools are also closed on Tuesday.
Kenney spent much of today holed up in his City Council office, making what an aide described as “personal calls.”
By law, Clarke would have had to resign his seat to run for mayor.
Joyce Craig, the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, was memorialized at City Hall by Mayor Nutter and other officials.
Mayor Nutter, when he was a city councilman, represented Manayunk. “I’ve been in that area a million times,” he said.
A city council committee on January 27th will debate Councilman Bill Greenlee’s proposal to make sick leave mandatory in Philadelphia.