September 26, 2014 |
MAYOR NUTTER yesterday shifted oversight for the Department of Licenses and Inspections to the deputy mayor for public safety on the recommendation of a task force created to examine L&I in the aftermath of last year's Market Street building collapse. Nutter also created a new position of chief safety officer who will report to Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison, and enforce L&I's safety standards and regulations for construction and demolition of city buildings. However, he did not act on a task-force recommendation that L&I be split, saying that he needed more time to consider the implications of the proposal.
June 9, 2013 |
Thomas Fitzgerald: A test of Nutter's leadership. B1.
October 14, 2000 |
Philadelphia City Councilman Michael Nutter makes it to the top of a rock wall in the Wissahickon Valley yesterday during his four-day Outward Bound experience.
June 27, 2007 |
For Michael Nutter, even life in the nation's capital is good. The Democratic nominee for mayor of Philadelphia was greeted warmly yesterday by the U.S. Senate leadership, who promised attention to the urban agenda. For his part, Nutter said he would make regular trips to Washington and intended to make better use of Pennsylvania's "powerful" congressional delegation to advance the city's interests. "So what's next?" asked Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), as Nutter explained his status as mayor-presumptive.
October 29, 2015 |
MAYOR NUTTER yesterday called for an end to the School Reform Commission, the state-mandated board created in 2001 to oversee the Philly school district. "It is now time to end the School Reform Commission in the city of Philadelphia. It's time for it to go," Nutter told an audience of education leaders during an education-policy speech at WHYY studios. The SRC was established when the state took over management of the district under a state law known as Act 46. Nutter has proposed that the process of returning control to the city begin in 2017 and that by September 2018 the locally controlled school board should be in place.
June 23, 2011 |
Keeping his vow, Mayor Nutter Thursday vetoed City Council legislation that preserves the DROP pension program. Nutter also conceded that Council could have the last word. Council passed the bill last week by a 14 to 3 vote, enough votes to comfortably override a veto. He promised his veto even though the legislation reduces the costs of DROP. The program has cost the city pension fund at least $100 million since its 1999 creation and Council's new version of the retirement program claims the program will cost $15 to $20 million for a period of years.
April 18, 2014 |
MAYOR NUTTER yesterday signed an executive order that drastically limits the city's cooperation with requests from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to hold people accused of minor crimes for possible deportation proceedings. The city will now require ICE to provide a judicial warrant - signed by a judge or magistrate and stating that the person is suspected of a first- or second-degree felony - when requesting that local authorities detain someone longer than they otherwise would, a practice known as "ICE holds.
March 15, 2007 |
Democratic mayoral candidate Michael A. Nutter yesterday proposed creating a $10 million-a-year tax-credit program to encourage Philadelphia businesses to hire up to 1,000 ex-offenders. In announcing the plan, Nutter noted that released prisoners commit a high percentage of the city's crimes - while research indicates that the most effective way to keep them out of trouble is to get them jobs. But many employers refuse to hire anyone with a criminal record. Nutter's plan is designed to try to change that.
May 22, 1991 |
After losing an "ugly, ugly" race for City Council's 4th District seat to investment specialist Michael A. Nutter, incumbent Ann Land said she's through with public office after her term ends in January. "I'm too much of a lady to be in this game anymore," Land, 59, said after hugging and handshaking her way through a somber group of campaign workers at her no-frills headquarters on Ridge Avenue near Kingsley Street in Roxborough. Though she wore a cheerful face for her troops, the loss clearly stung Land, who has held the Council seat since 1981.
June 19, 2012 |
IS MAYOR Nutter a top dog out of town and a lame duck at home? With his new appointment as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, frequent appearances to talk urban policy on CNN and MSNBC and stumping for President Obama's re-election campaign, Nutter's national star has never burned brighter. But last week, just days before he was feted as the new U.S. Conference president, Nutter suffered political defeat back home, when City Council appeared determined to put his proposed property-tax overhaul on hold and provide less money than he sought for the embattled schools.