Well, at least he wrote.
With no public notice, Mayor Nutter flew to Paris on Wednesday on another global trade mission, this time a six-day excursion to woo French commerce and promote Philadelphia as a cycling mecca and tourist destination. Nutter and his wife, Lisa, will also attend the Tour de France, which ends Sunday in Paris.
While Nutter and his delegation left unannounced, his arrival in the City of Light was noted Thursday by a staff news release that outlined his itinerary and stated goals for the trip.
The administration said the mayor would meet with his Paris counterpart, professional cycling executives, and chief executives of "a range of French businesses," including Saint-Gobain, the maker of building materials that has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge.