WITH TIME running out, Sam Katz, board chairman of the city's fiscal watchdog, says he still hasn't decided whether to approve Mayor Nutter's five-year financial plan.
Katz and the four other board members of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority meet Wednesday to vote on the plan. They delayed a vote last month after requesting and receiving information on how Nutter would pay for a potentially costly arbitration award for the city's firefighters.
Katz said that he is still talking with the administration about the award, which city officials say would add $200 million in costs to the five-year plan. The administration is appealing the award, but if that effort fails they say that they would pay for the award through severe service cuts.