Not to be outdone by Mayor Nutter, Philadelphia City Council is hiring its own consultant to evaluate a potential sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works.
Council issued a request for proposals from an adviser Thursday to examine the impact of a proposed PGW sale, including its effect on the city's general fund, customer rates, customer service, employment, and public safety. The deadline for proposals is Jan. 15.
The Nutter administration, which has hired a team of legal, financial, and communications consultants to explore a sale of the municipal utility, is expected to select a bidder by early February. An unspecified number of finalists - their identities are a secret - will submit final proposals next month.