COUNCIL President Darrell Clarke is slowly filling key positions with folks familiar to City Hall, including members of the administration of former Mayor John Street.
"I'm not talking about personnel," Clarke said yesterday, adding that he's trying to build a staff that is "committed, hardworking and knowledgeable."
But some names can be reported. Replacing recently retired budget guru Charles McPherson as chief financial officer is Folasade Olanipekun-Lewis, currently deputy commerce director for finance and administration. She is Street's former treasurer and a former chief financial officer for the Philadelphia School District.