Amid the latest Philadelphia School District cash crisis, City Council plans to put the Nutter Administration’s tax collection efforts under the microscope.
The man hired by Mayor Nutter to ramp up the battle against tax deadbeats has now departed City Hall, but the mayor says his resolve to nab those who don’t pay will not ease up in the new year.
Clarena Tolson, the longtime Philadelphia streets commissioner, is now the revenue commissioner.
A report has been issued on what’s thought to be a growing problem related to tax deadbeats: people who do pay their taxes, but the checks bounce.
The man who helped both the Philadelphia Gas Works and the Philadelphia School Disrict address their financial woes has been chosen by Mayor Nutter to take charge of going after the city’s many tax deadbeats.
The school district’s five-year financial plan includes a huge loan, says chief recovery officer Tom Knudsen.
After reviewing the just-adopted city and state budgets, Philadelphia school officials say the district’s budget deficit is even larger than first predicted.
School District leaders met with City Council members yesterday, to try to persuade them to support Mayor Nutter’s Actual Value tax plan and the extra $94-million it would provide for the district.
Chief Recovery Officer Tom Knudsen says if City Council doesn’t approve $94-million from the mayor’s Actual Value tax initiative, it’s not clear that schools will be able to open in September.
As it looks to slash spending and improve achievement, the Philadelphia School District on Tuesday announced a plan to restructure itself.
Former Acting Superintendent Lee Nunery (left) and Former Chief Business Officer Michael Masch will now act as special advisers to Chief Recovery Officer Thomas Knudsen.