City Council Getting Into Building Collapse Investigation Game Too

Shortly after D.A. Seth Williams announced he was convening a grand jury to investigate last week’s building collapse, City Council President Darrell Clarke said Council will also be looking into the tragedy.

The Committee will be tasked with examining the city’s procedures and regulations pertaining to licenses, permits, construction, demolition, safety and worker certification.

Whatever they find, Council can’t actually compel the city’s L&I department to do anything. Given the frequent animosity between the city’s legislative and executive branches, however, it may end up being the most lacerating of all. This will be the third city-led investigation pertaining to the events of last week. Friday, Mayor Nutter announced that Philadelphia’s Inspector General would be examining the city’s own role in the collapse. [Daily News]