PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The board that oversees Philadelphia government finances has unanimously approved the city’s five-year fiscal plan, but they had just a few reservations.
The PICA Board’s Executive Director Harvey Rice says the city is showing a better fund balance in the plan than it has in past years and is taking prudent precautions.READ MORE: Arson Suspect Arrested In Connection To Fire, Building Collapse That Killed Philadelphia Fire Lt. Sean Williamson
“They have a reserve of $200 million for upcoming labor contracts as well as a reserve of $274.6 million for potential cuts from the state and federal government,” he said.
Rice says the board was concerned that labor contracts might exceed the reserve.READ MORE: Police: Homeless Man Allegedly Stabs 15-Year-Old Boy In Self-Defense In Center City
It’s also watching pension liability and the volatility of the Business Income and Receipts Tax.
Finance Director Rob Dubow says the city is too:
“Those are legitimate concerns and they’re things we’re going to have to manage through over the course of the next five years,” he said.MORE NEWS: Olson Homers Twice To Lead Braves Past Phillies 5-3
The city controller also approved the plan this month.