Alan Butkovitz


Philly’s Worst Outdoor Seating Scofflaws, According to the City Controller

In late August, the office of City Controller Alan Butkovitz launched a code compliance and safety audit of Philadelphia’s sidewalk cafés to determine whether participating […]


OK, Who Stole the City’s Lawnmower, Dell Server, and $16K GPS?

We know that many of you have probably taken things home from your employer that you most likely shouldn’t have. Some boxes of pencils for […]

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City Controller: School District Owes Past Employees $6.6M

A report from the city controller claims the School District of Philadelphia owes thousands of its former employees more than $6 million in termination pay. The […]


Mayor’s Fund to Undergo Major Restructuring

The Mayor’s Fund of Philadelphia is getting a major overhaul. reports that the fund’s executive director, board of directors and chairwoman are all being replaced […]


Hallelujah! Center City Is Getting New Trash Cans… And They’re Free

Philadelphia City Council approved a tentative deal to bring 275 new trash compactors to Center City on Thursday and all we can say is it’s […]


How Rebecca Rhynhart Defeated Philadelphia’s Democratic Machine

In the wake of Philadelphia’s paradigm-shifting primary, the district attorney election has gotten far more attention than any other race. But the results of the city controller face-off were […]


The Biggest Winners and Losers in Philadelphia’s 2017 Primary Election

Philadelphia’s election on Tuesday was a game-changer. The winner of the Democratic primary for district attorney is a criminal defense lawyer who has never prosecuted a case […]


Rebecca Rhynhart Unseats Incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz

Democrat Rebecca Rhynhart defeated incumbent city controller Alan Butkovitz in an upset victory on Tuesday, earning 58 percent of the vote with 90 percent of precincts reporting. Rhynhart’s success in […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2017 Philadelphia Primary

Do you loathe that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is doubling down on the War on Drugs? Are you glad he’s finally restoring law and order to the […]


Internal Poll Shows City Controller Race Is Closer Than You Might Think

A poll conducted on behalf of Rebecca Rhynhart shows incumbent City Controller Alan Butkovitz ahead by three points. 

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Rendell Endorses Rebecca Rhynhart for City Controller

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has endorsed Rebecca Rhynhart in the race for Philadelphia City Controller. Rhynhart, 42, stepped down from her role as Mayor Jim […]

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City Controller: Staffing Shortage Could Cause Schools to Lose Funding

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz issued a warning on Wednesday that some Philly schools could lose funding because of staffing shortages. First, some background: many schools […]


Philly Controller: Nutter, Others Owe Fund $240K

Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz announced the result of his audit of the city-established, nonprofit Mayor’s Fund on Wednesday – and if he’s right, it doesn’t […]


The Best Zingers From Former City Rep.’s Lawsuit Against Controller Alan Butkovitz

Former City Representative Desiree Peterkin Bell sued City Controller Alan Butkovitz yesterday, claiming he defamed her earlier this month by saying she used a city-established nonprofit “as […]


Morning Headlines: Underground Transformer Fire Knocked Out Power in Center City

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know: An underground transformer fire plunged parts of Rittenhouse into darkness. What city officials called an underground transformer explosion […]