By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – City Council President Darrell Clarke says council has every intention of working with Mayor Nutter this year, even though Nutter has had a rough relationship with Council and is in his final year in office.

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With Mayor Nutter a lame duck, Clarke says City Council will pay him mind.

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“I don’t like that term ‘lame duck,’ but I understand that’s pretty much what he’s viewed as. But until that mayor leaves office, it is our responsibility as a council – and mine as the council president – to work with that mayor, to move forward to enhancing the lives of the citizens of Philadelphia.”

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But with that said, Clarke, meantime, spelled out Council’s agenda for the coming session. He said the coming months will be dominated by the issues of school district funding, a proposal to mandate earned sick leave, and a renewed debate on the future of PGW – and he expects collaboration with the mayor.