Controller Butkovitz: City can cut up to $400 million from projected deficit
City Controller Alan Butkovitz released a report yesterday claiming that with certain efficiencies and more rigorous collection of revenue, the city could cut nearly half of the projected 5-year deficit. Nutter administration officials call the Controller's timing a publicity stunt and argue that many of his suggestions are already in play.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz attracted a lot of attention in today's news with the release of a report yesterday in which he claimed that a combination of revenue collection and other efficiencies could shave up to $400 million from the city's projected billion dollar deficit.
From the Daily News:
The administration, however, says that many of these suggestions are already under consideration or would not necessarily result in the savings/earnings that Butkovitz claims:
The Inquirer and WHYY's It's Our City project also reported on the Controller's announcement.