New Way to Get Rich: Work for the City

Some jaw-dropping city government salaries. Plus: the LA Times attacks the Phanatic, White Dog opening set for Wayne, and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

LA Times Attacks the Phanatic. They include him on their All-Ego sports team and refer to him as “a Muppet on meth.” This is war! [LA Times]

The New Way to Get Rich: Work for the City. The DN rounds up the top city salaries today, and there are some eyepoppers, including the medical examiner making $239,000, the chief technology officer making $209,000, and the library director making $192,500. [Daily News]

DROP Gold Rush Continues. Since the Mayor announced on August 3rd that he wants to deep-six the controversial DROP program, 542 city employees have signed up to cash in. How come even when Nutter does the right thing, it gets screwed up? [Inquirer]

Philly Budget Director Leaving for Federal Job. Steve Agostini will resign at the end of the month to take a position with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in Washington. Presumably they don’t have a DROP program, which should make their budget a little easier to balance. And then there’s the fact that they can print their own money. [Business Journal]

Lower Merion School District Paying Big Legal Fees. The Webcam-gate snooping case and the school redistricing case have already cost Lower Merion more than $2 million this year. Law firms benefitting are Morgan Lewis and Ballard Spahr. [Main Line Times]

White Dog In Wayne Set to Open in Late September. Plus updates on a couple of other Main Line restaurants, and changes at the Westin in Center City. []

Get SEPTA Schedule Updates on Your Phone. It’s now possible. Amazing. [Business Journal]

Delco Woman Says Donald Duck Groped Her. An Upper Darby resident has sued Disney, saying a Disney World employee in a Donald Duck costume touched her breasts. She claims post-traumatic stress disorder and permanent maladies. [Daily News]