Phila. City Controller Stands By 311 Call Center Accusations"The most egregious problem ... is the approximately $160,000 overtime in 311 for the period studied," he said, adding, "They're working in a secret VIP call center that doesn't comply with what the job description says."
Phila. Controller: 2 Public Employees Caught Selling Off City's Scrap Metal Controller Alan Butkovitz, at lectern in photo, declined to identify the employees -- he says it's a personnel matter at this point -- but he says one was a Streets Department employee and the other a school district locksmith.
DA and Controller Only Races of Note on 2013 Election Day in PhiladelphiaBoth the DA's race and the race for controller feature Democratic incumbents challenged by little-known and under-financed Republicans.
Mayor Disputes Controller's Report on Philadelphia Police Cam Failures"They said by (last) September that they'd have 90 percent working," Alan Butkovitz said today. "It's now almost a year later and they've got 32 percent working."
Pa. Primary Results Yield Winners And Losers Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz was an early winner as ballots from the Pennsylvania primary election are being tallied.
Polls Close In Pa. Primary And The Counting Begins Most of Tuesday's balloting was by Democrats and Republicans to choose nominees for the Nov. 5 general election. Officials said turnout was around 20 percent.
Phila. Controller Alleges Widespread Tax Evasion At Small Construction Projects"It’s the Wild West in Philadelphia on construction projects," Alan Butkovitz said today.
City Controller Says Philadelphia Is Failing To Collect $$$ for Ambulance ServicesCity controller Alan Butkovitz says a review of ambulance billings by the city for 2011 shows it only collected $34 million of the $82.5 million it billed -- about 42 percent.
Philadelphia City Controller Introduces 'Watchdog' App To Report Government FraudIf you see government fraud in Philadelphia, and want to report it, now there's an app for that.