With just days to go before the annual Mummer's Parade, the city still doesn't have a signed contract with the strutting showmen. But both sides expect that the show will go on.
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison said he hoped a contract would be signed soon for the New Year's Day event, noting that both sides have agreed on the city bill for police and sanitation expenses -- $148,017.
But attorney George Badey III, chairman of www.savethemummers.com, said the Mummers still want an itemized explanation of the costs and they want the city to provide copies of their contracts with other special events.
Gillison said the city has already provided an invoice and will make contracts for other events available, although he said that would take some time.