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Philadelphia City Controller

(School district inspector general John Downs, left, and city controller Alan Butkovitz, center, with some metal objects recovered in the investigation.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

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.

04/03/2014

(Campaign photos)

DA and Controller Only Races of Note on 2013 Election Day in Philadelphia

Both the DA’s race and the race for controller feature Democratic incumbents challenged by little-known and under-financed Republicans.

11/05/2013

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz, at lectern, releasing follow-up study on police department's surveillance camera system.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

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.”

05/29/2013

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

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.

05/21/2013

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

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.

05/21/2013

(Philadelphia controller Alan Butkovitz.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Controller Alleges Widespread Tax Evasion At Small Construction Projects

“It’s the Wild West in Philadelphia on construction projects,” Alan Butkovitz said today.

10/02/2012

(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz at a press conference on Wednesday.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

City Controller Says Philadelphia Is Failing To Collect $$$ for Ambulance Services

City 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.

05/09/2012

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia City Controller Introduces ‘Watchdog’ App To Report Government Fraud

If you see government fraud in Philadelphia, and want to report it, now there’s an app for that. 

04/20/2011