Amy Wilson | 03.05.2010
Yesterday Mayor Nutter announced a 3.87 billion bugdet and a plan to plug financial gaps. Nutter's trash fee structure will need revision.
Mayor Nutter's "Keep Philly Clean" program is a noble attempt to plug Philadelphia's gaping budget deficit, but it doesn't fit the bill of a City striving to become the "Greenest City in America" - a title Philadelphia's Sustainability Office is eager to earn. As Nutter outlined in a public address yesterday, Philadelphia seeks to fix the budget deficit by charging residents a weekly $5.77 trash fee and offering discounts at area stores to residents who recycle.