JUST LIKE PRESIDENT Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Nutter was joined by a sign-language interpreter during his last two news conferences, but the question remains: Is he here to stay?
Everett Gillison, Nutter's deputy mayor for public safety and chief of staff, told the Daily News that having a sign-language interpreter was important during severe-weather events to better inform the public.
"This is not the first time that we have used an interpreter," Gillison said. "We see the added value in offering an interpreter depending on the event. We do not, as of yet, have a formal process for securing the services of interpreters established, but it's something we are looking into."