Alan Butkovitz

Type: Person
Name: Alan Butkovitz
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Friday's DN: A billion dollars here, a billion there...adds up to a race for governor

In Clout today , the political fuss this week about Gov. Corbett taking a $1.5 billion line of credit to pay the state's bills highlights a central policy dispute with Democrat Tom Wolf in the race for governor.  Also, City Controller Alan Butkovitz, ... [Published Philly.com - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Cityâs 311 Call Center Operates Around the Clock Only For Some

#contactcenterworldPhiladelphia, Sept 17, 2014 -- Philadelphia’s controller is accusing the Nutter administration of having a super-secret, 24/7 VIP hotline for when movers-and-shakers need to get through to City Hall.City controller Alan Butkovitz says ... [Published ContactCenterWorld.com - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Thursday's DN: The "Me too!" phase of the 2015 mayor's race

Welcome to the "Me too!" phase of the 2015 race for mayor of Philadelphia, where expected candidates try to step on the media attention of actual candidates.  Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham and City Controller Alan Butkovitz make some noise as ... [Published Philly.com - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

5 things to know today (9-18)

Here's what's happening today:1. Drexel Law gets a $50 million gift, the largest ever for the university.2. City Controller Alan Butkovitz says he has uncovered a VIP call center— and that city employees are earning overtime by working there.3. Break ... [Published Philadelphia Business Journal - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 3 reports

Does City Hall Have a “VIP Hotline” for the Powerful and Connected?

CIty Controller Alan Butkovitz on Wednesday released a letter suggesting City Hall operates a special hotline service that takes calls directly from Philadelphia’s powerful and connected — a sort of Gold Card 311 Hotline for those in the the know.Mayor ... [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Abraham says she'll soon launch run for Philly mayor

Lynne M. Abraham, 73, is a Democrat.Travel DealsLynne M. Abraham, the feisty former judge and Philadelphia district attorney who reigned over the city's criminal justice system for nearly two decades, says she will make a run for mayor.Just not yet.Abraham, ... [Published Philly.com - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

VIPs have line to special service after hours, Philly controller claims

Philadelphia's city controller claims there is a VIP hotline in City Hall for those with connections.City officials are adamant that is not the case.Controller Alan Butkovitz says Philadelphia's 311 system for non-emergency calls is not open 24 hours ... [Published News Works - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Ken Trujillo Set To Announce Run For Philadelphia Mayor

By Mike DunnPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ken Trujillo, a former federal prosecutor and prominent leader in Philadelphia’s Latino community, today will become the latest Democrat to formally announce his candidacy for Philadelphia mayor in next May’s primary.Trujillo, ... [Published CBS Philadelphia - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Philly mayoral candidate wants to abolish SRC

Standing outside of the headquarters of the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District, former city solicitor Ken Trujillo announced Wednesday he is running for mayor — and that he wants to ax the School Reform Commission."We must end the state takeover ... [Published News Works - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Butkovitz Says City’s 311 Call Center Operates Around the Clock, Only For Some

By Mike DunnPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s  controller is accusing the Nutter administration of having a super-secret, 24/7 VIP hotline for when movers-and-shakers need to get through to City Hall.City controller Alan Butkovitz says his staff learned ... [Published CBS Philadelphia - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 3 reports

Ken Trujillo to enter mayor's race in Philadelphia

Former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo is poised to enter the 2015 race for mayor Wednesday morning at a news conference he's scheduled in front of the Philadelphia School District headquarters.He will be the second Democratic candidate to officially jump ... [Published Philly.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

PhillyDeals: An eye on the ties that may bind

Joseph N. DiStefanoPosted:Monday, September 15, 2014, 1:08 AMVanguard Group founder John Bogle earlier this month joined Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz , other elected officials, and a million online petitioners in urging Securities and Exchange ... [Published Philly.com - Sep 15 2014]

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...that system, saying 3-1-1 would provide equal access to all Philadelphians in a fair way," said Butkovitz, a likely candidate for mayor next year. "now it turns out that's not the truth. so i think it would be a step in the right direction to reinstate the old phone number."
"Well, we found there's a secret VIP unit in the 311 system for select VIPs who have the phonephone number," Butkovitz said Wednesday. "and this runs counter to what the mayor said was going to be an equally accessible system for all the citizens of philadelphia."

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Friday's DN: A billion dollars here, a billion ... [Published Philly.com - Sep 19 2014]
Cityâs 311 Call Center Operates Around the Cloc... [Published ContactCenterWorld.com - Sep 18 2014]
Thursday's DN: The "Me too!" phase of the 2015 ... [Published Philly.com - Sep 18 2014]
5 things to know today (9-18) [Published Philadelphia Business Journal - Sep 18 2014]
Does City Hall Have a “VIP Hotline” for the Pow... [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Sep 18 2014]
VIP: very important people or very incorrect po... [Published Philly.com - Sep 18 2014]
Abraham says she'll soon launch run for Philly ... [Published Philly.com - Sep 18 2014]
VIPs have line to special service after hours, ... [Published News Works - Sep 17 2014]
Philly mayoral candidate wants to abolish SRC [Published News Works - Sep 17 2014]
Ken Trujillo calls for the end of the School Re... [Published Philly.com - Sep 17 2014]
City Controller: Mayor has VIP hotline for city... [Published Philly.com - Sep 17 2014]
Trujillo, launching mayoral run, talks Philly s... [Published Philly.com - Sep 17 2014]
Butkovitz Says City’s 311 Call Center Operates ... [Published CBS Philadelphia - Sep 17 2014]
Ken Trujillo Set To Announce Run For Philadelph... [Published CBS Philadelphia - Sep 17 2014]
Ken Trujillo to enter mayor's race in Philadelphia [Published Philly.com - Sep 16 2014]
Ken Trujillo entering race for mayor of Philade... [Published Philly.com - Sep 16 2014]
Carpenters union wants 'full-scale audit' of to... [Published Philly.com - Sep 16 2014]
Another candidate in Philadelphia mayor's race [Published News Works - Sep 16 2014]
Carpenters Union wants 'full-scale audit' of bo... [Published Philly.com - Sep 15 2014]
PhillyDeals: An eye on the ties that may bind [Published Philly.com - Sep 15 2014]
Philadelphia Tourism Agency ‘Cooperating’ With ... [Published CBS Philadelphia - Sep 12 2014]
Hospitality leaders: Focus on Convention Center... [Published Philadelphia Business Journal - Sep 11 2014]
Philadelphia Election 2015: Who Wants to Be Mayor? [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Sep 11 2014]
Controller: Combine Tourism Agencies into One D... [Published Philadelphia Magazine - Sep 10 2014]
DC33 members overwhelmingly approve labor pact ... [Published Philly.com - Sep 10 2014]
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First Philly Mayoral candidate takes the leap [Published News Works - Sep 07 2014]
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