Philly voters reviewing the ballot questions Tuesday should know that Mayor Nutter has reversed his opposition on two of the four questions.

A spokesman for the mayor last week said the administration opposed the first two ballot questions, one which would establish an independent body to set water and sewer rates and another that would require the administration to provide more details with its budget proposal.

Those proposals come from Council President Darrell Clarke and Councilman Bill Green, respectively. On Friday, mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald said the administration was concerned that a new board overseeing water could be subject to political influence and said that the administration is already trying to provide more budget details to Council and doesn't need the additional requirements.

But on Monday McDonald said the administration now supports the questions, after further negotiations with the Council sponsors.

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