Philly Owed $2.5M for Policing, Including $276K From the Phillies
City Controller Alan Butkovitz said today the City of Philadelphia is owed around $2.5 million in past due balances for police services. A majority of it, $1.8 million, comes from businesses that are more than 90 days late on their bill.
Among the money the city is owed, according to Butkovitz?
- The State, oldest age of debt 2007: $341,328.73
- The Phillies, 2008: $275,874.76
- Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp, 2010: $256,094.63
- Mann Center Performing Arts, 2013: $108,453.81
- Tiki Bob’s Cantina, 2007: $68,847.11
- Chuck E. Cheese, 2006: $21,308.82
- Lincoln Financial Field, 2009: $19,057.47
- MMM Model Management, 2008: $643.33
- AMC Franklin Mills, 2008: $46.70
- St. Joseph’s University, 2013: 12 cents
- Wal‐Mart, 2013: 1 cent
Yes, that’s right: Tiki Bob’s, which closed ages ago, still owes the city almost $70 grand. And Chuck E. Cheese better not try to pay the city back with proprietary tokens!
Butkovitz says the Phillies’ tab stems from the 2008 World Series championship. “The City needs to collect the money that is owed and settle any outstanding disputes about who owes what and for when,” said Butkovitz in a statement. “The City must take aggressive actions to pursue all outstanding revenues.”
Here’s Butkovitz’s letter to the police and revenue departments, and the full list of places he says owe the city money.