Mayoral Candidate Lynne Abraham Urges Another Try at PGW SaleAbraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.
'We Had No Choice': Firm Pulls The Plug On PGW SaleMayor Michael Nutter's long and politically difficult effort to sell PGW has officially ended. The firm chosen to buy the utility has nixed the deal because of City Council's refusal to debate the plan.
Amid City Council Inaction, PGW Bidder Declines To Extend DealToday was City Council's final chance to introduce the required legislation before the PGW sale agreement expires at yearend.
Sale Sidelined, Phila. City Council Opens Wider Hearing on Future of PGWCouncilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city's Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.
City Council Holds PGW Hearing, Lawmakers Refuse To Vote On Nutter's Plan To SellThis afternoon brings the start of a two-day hearing in which council members will examine what they call the "highest and best use" of the city-owned utility.
Mayor Nutter Hopes Public Outcry Will Resurrect PGW Sale ProposalNutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke's decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.
Clock Still Ticking On Mayor Nutter's Plan To Sell PGWMum's the word from the president of Philadelphia City Council as to whether today's regular Council meeting will bring any word on when lawmakers will debate the plan to sell PGW.
Councilwoman Says PGW Bidder Using "Scare Tactics" To Push SaleA print ad sponsored by UIL Holdings, the Connecticut-based firm that wants to buy PGW from the city, claims the city's gas infrastructure is "dangerously outdated."
Nutter Hopes For Public Hearings On $2 Billion PGW Sale When City Council Opens Fall SessionCity Council has yet to introduce the Mayor's PGW sale legislation nor to schedule public hearings. Council President Darrell Clarke has said those won't come until Concentric -- the consultant hired by Council to review the plan -- has finished its reports.
Phila. City Council Set For Summer Recess With PGW Deal On HoldMuch to Mayor Nutter's chagrin, his controversial plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works will not be introduced before City Council adjourns for the summer season.
Ignoring Mayor’s Deadline, Council Looks Likely To Adjourn Before Voting On PGW SaleCity Council must vote yea or nay on the mayor's plan to sell PGW for nearly $2 billion. Even though Nutter sent the legislation to council weeks ago, no member has introduced it and no hearing has been scheduled. Council is scheduled to adjourn for the summer on June 19th.
City Council Hires Consultant To Analyze Proposed Sale Of PGWCity Council has hired a Massachusetts firm called Concentric Energy Advisors to analyze the winning PGW bid, as well as the losing bids and the entire concept of the sale.
Nutter Announces Agreement To Sell Phila. Gas Works to a Conn. CompanyThe mayor on Monday announced an agreement to sell the city-owned gas utility to UIL Holdings Corp. for $1.86 billion and using some of the proceeds to prop up its distressed pension fund.