Alan Butkovitz

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Name: Alan Butkovitz
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Milton Street says he will run for mayor (and build a movement) in 2015 (video)

When we last heard from T. Milton Street Sr., he lost a special election for a state-representative seat by nearly 55 percent of the vote.Nearly two years later, Street stood outside SEPTA's Allegheny Station on Tuesday.There, he explained why he's again ... [Published News Works - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 reports

Milton Street: I'm running for mayor in 2015

T. Milton Street Sr., the 73-year-old former state legislator who served time in federal prison for unpaid taxes, says he will run for mayor in 2015.Street, who took 24 percent of the vote in the 2011 Democratic primary election for mayor, announced his ... [Published Philly.com - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

City fights bandit signs with robo-calls

In an effort to fight illegal signs offering cash for used items, Philadelphia's Streets Department has developed a robo-call system to pester perpetrators until they remove the signs.Bandit signs can be found all over the city and are usually placed ... [Published Ponte al Dia - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Aspira offers no answers on charter school financial anomalies

jessica kourkounisAspira, a non-profit that runs multiple Philadelphia charter schools, yesterday denounced "allegations of financial mismanagement" made against it "by a small yet vocal minority."Last August, City Paper reported that a recent audit had ... [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Philadelphia Controller says hands tied on public school audits

Philadelphia's City Controller says he would like to take a closer look at the school district's finances, but keeps hitting legal roadblocks.Controller Alan Butkovitz says because the school district is under state control, he's had a hard time examining ... [Published News Works - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 4 reports

Caught on tape: Workers stole city scrap metal and sold it

TWO CITY workers caught on tape stealing scrap metal from city-owned property and hawking it for cash may be facing criminal charges.City Controller Alan Butkovitz released the findings yesterday of an investigation into two public employees - one a school ... [Published Philly.com - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Philadelphia Controller Halts Payment for 2009 Airport Work

Photo Courtesy of City of Philadelphia Controller's OfficePuddles on Taxiway S at Philadelphia International Airport show signs of rutted asphalt.----- Advertising -----The Philadelphia city controller is at odds with a local contractor and the city's ... [Published Engineering News-Record - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

PAC with Local 98 ties reaches settlement with Ethics Board

Philadelphia Phuture, a political action committee with ties to the electricians union, will a $1,000 fine to the city Ethics Board after admitting to two reporting violations during the 2013 election cycle.The PAC hired a printing company, Strassheim ... [Published Philly.com - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Phila. development audit finds poor results

Dotted across Philadelphia are nearly 3,000 acres where businesses get a free pass on paying state and local taxes.But the investment in special tax breaks is not paying off for the city.These select parcels are part of the joint city-state program known ... [Published Daily Local News - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 2 reports

Bumpy Battle [The Philadelphia Inquirer :: ]

March 23--Hundreds of airplanes traverse Taxiway S at Philadelphia International Airport each day to reach and take off from a primary airport runway, 27 Left.An April 2009 repaving of the taxiway, also known as Taxiway Sierra, has been the focus of sharp ... [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 4 reports

City controller sees small return on 'Opportunity Zone' program [The Philadelphia Inquirer :: ]

March 20--Under Pennsylvania's Keystone Opportunity Zone Program, 617 businesses received city tax credits worth $384.7 million from 1999 through 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz.But 424 of ... [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Nov 06 2013 - Updated Nov 06 2013 - 3 reports

ELECTION 2013: Stabile wins seat on Superior Court

HARRISBURG — The Republican party won the biggest political plum on Pennsylvania’s 2013 election ballot — an open seat on the Superior Court — but Democrats won more of the major local offices up for grabs.The GOP’s Vic Stabile, a corporate lawyer in ... [Published Indiana Gazette - Nov 06 2013]

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"We are barred from doing performance or managment audits at the school district and that has been the way it has always been," Butkovitz said. "even when our powers were under the city charter education supplement we don't have the kind of auditing powers we do with the school district that we do with the city."
"the majority of items observed visually were large metal objects such as guardrails and storage containers" said Butkovitz

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Milton Street says he will run for mayor (and b... [Published News Works - Apr 16 2014]
City fights bandit signs with robo-calls [Published Ponte al Dia - Apr 14 2014]
Milton Street: I'm running for mayor in 2015 [Published Philly.com - Apr 14 2014]
Milton Street Is Running for Mayor. Again. [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Apr 14 2014]
Aspira offers no answers on charter school fina... [Published Philadelphia City Paper - Apr 08 2014]
Philadelphia Controller says hands tied on publ... [Published News Works - Apr 08 2014]
Caught on tape: Workers stole city scrap metal ... [Published Philly.com - Apr 04 2014]
Phila. City Controller: Workers recycling scrap... [Published Philly.com - Apr 03 2014]
Investigations Uncover Public Employees Involve... [Published MyFoxPhilly.com - Apr 03 2014]
Philadelphia Controller catches city workers st... [Published News Works - Apr 03 2014]
Butkovitz speaks at Bustleton Civic League meeting [Published Northeast Times Star - Apr 03 2014]
Money talks [Published Northeast Times Star - Apr 03 2014]
Margolies missing from congressional forum [Published Northeast Times Star - Apr 03 2014]
PAC with Local 98 ties reaches settlement with ... [Published Philly.com - Apr 02 2014]
Philadelphia Controller Halts Payment for 2009 ... [Published Engineering News-Record - Apr 02 2014]
Phila. development audit finds poor results [Published Daily Local News - Mar 30 2014]
Bumpy Battle [The Philadelphia Inquirer :: ] [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 23 2014]
BUMPY BATTLE [Published Philly.com - Mar 23 2014]
City controller sees small return on 'Opportuni... [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 20 2014]
City controller slams Keystone Opportunity Zone... [Published Philadelphia Business Journal - Mar 19 2014]
Controller says KOZ program too expensive [Published News Works - Mar 19 2014]
City controller sees small return on 'Opportuni... [Published Philly.com - Mar 19 2014]
ELECTION 2013: Stabile wins seat on Superior Court [Published Indiana Gazette - Nov 06 2013]
Pa. voters pick GOP lawyer for appeals court seat [Published Beaver County Times - Nov 06 2013]
At least 5 Pa. cities elect Democratic mayors [Published Beaver County Times - Nov 06 2013]
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