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Oct 25, 2014: Nearly two-thirds of PGW's 3,024 miles of mains that deliver natural gas to city homes are considered "at risk"
Oct 27, 2014 UPDATE: Plug pulled by City Council. NO discusson. NO hearing. NO openness. NO transparency. NO NOTHING.
Quote: "[...] the only way to guarantee the office's future is to change the City Charter and make it a city department under law. A bill to do just that has been introduced by City Councilman Jim Kenny. And there it has sat in committee for 22 months, an idea that is gathering dust."
Quote: "Just this week, the office's work helped lead to the arrest of a Department of Human Services worker on charges of stealing nearly $18,000 in SEPTA tokens."
Quote: "Things are changing in city government," said Inspector General Amy Kurland. "We are policing ourselves and we are cleaning our own house. And that is giving people confidence in their city government."
Quote: "Lastly, [Mayor] Nutter and his two forbearers urged City Council to pass a bill introduced last year by Councilman James F. Kenney that would make the Inspector General's Office a permanent part of city government. The position is now appointed by, and serves at the will of, the mayor."
Sep 2014 Update: Passed and signed into law.
Quote: "The former cable and wireless industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler is re-writing rules in favor of the telecom giants - not you, me or the internet. Here's what you can do to stop him"
Quote: "If you live in America and believe in an open internet, don't waste your time sinking into despair over politicians' betrayals. A little anger wouldn't hurt, but aiming it at the former cable and wireless industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler is pointless. Focus your attention on the people who he works for, and who allegedly work for you."
Jun 2014 Video, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality": (WARNING: BE PREPARED FOR EXTREME SIMULTANEOUS SERIOUSNESS AND SATIRE; PRE-LOOSENING OF CLOTHING TO ACCOMMODATE PARADOXICAL PAROXYMS OF LAUGHTER IS ADVISED)
Quote: "If the Sheriff's Office has a hard time parting with owed money, it has trouble accepting it, too."
Quote: "It's unconscionable, actually. And it makes unanswered phones in the Sheriff's Office look like the least of anyone's worries."
Quote: "But the level of activity in the City of Brotherly Love suggests a population that too readily accepts such practices as routine."