City Budget to Include More Demolition Inspectors

Last spring's deadly Salvation Army collapse triggers a change in priorities.

KYW Newsradio has an advanced peek at Mayor Nutter’s proposed budget, which he’ll unveil this week.

According to a budget overview obtained by KYW Newsradio, Mayor Nutter wants to beef up the ranks of the Department of Licenses and Inspection, apparently prompted by the Market Street building collapse of last June.

His new budget will propose an extra $2 million to hire what one source says will be at least two dozen new inspectors, to “strengthen demolition controls to ensure safe public and private demolitions.”

Nutter also is setting aside an extra $2.5 million for six-day service at all library branches.  According to the overview, most branches now off only five-day service.

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