Governor Wolf Requests Investigation Into the Philadelphia Parking Authority

first_imgGovernor Wolf Requests Investigation Into the Philadelphia Parking Authority Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Press Release Today, Governor Tom Wolf sent a letter to the Attorney General asking the office to investigate the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA). The Attorney General’s office has the express authority to “examine the books, accounts, and records” of the PPA. The letter of the text is posted below.Dear Attorney General Beemer,Many of us have been concerned by the management of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), culminating recently in the disturbing and unacceptable accounts of alleged sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by the agency’s executive director, and potentially ignored by the board.The agency remains uniquely opaque in state government. It was established without significant oversight, and it remains largely self-policed.As you are no doubt aware, state law gives the Attorney General the express authority to “examine the books, accounts and records,” of the Philadelphia Parking Authority. In light of the serious allegations of misconduct and poor oversight, I believe it would be appropriate for a thorough examination of the financial dealings and practices of the authority to be conducted as soon as possible.As stewards of the taxpayer’s resources, it is our job to make sure every office of government is delivery value honesty, efficiently, and effectively. Recent events make it clear that we cannot say with any certainty that the Philadelphia Parking Authority is living up to this standard.I look forward to reviewing the results of your investigation and making sure that the Philadelphia Parking Authority is truly accountable to the people of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.Thank you for your consideration of this request.Sincerely,Tom WolfWolf Requests Attorney General Investigation Into the PPA by Governor Tom Wolf on ScribdDownload a PDF of the letter. September 30, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

Celtics overcome Kyrie Irving’s absence to rout Hornets

first_imgPDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war The Celtics led 98-75 after three and ran the lead up to 35 during the fourth.TIP-INSHornets: After playing 19 minutes in Monday’s win against the Knicks, PG Tony Parker sat to rest his sore right ankle. Rookie two-way G Joe Chealey was active for the first time in his NBA career. … Coach James Borrego said C Cody Zeller, out since Dec. 31 while recovering from right hand surgery, is “about a week away” from returning.Celtics: Irving, who last week earned his sixth All-Star selection in eight seasons, missed his second straight game with an injury the team believes he suffered during Saturday’s loss to Golden State. “Hopefully he’ll be available Friday (against the Knicks). If not, Sunday,” coach Brad Stevens said. Boston improved to 6-2 without Irving this season.RISING RUMORSADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) gets caught in a pick, set by Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15), as Hornets forward Nicolas Batum (5) drives to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jayson Tatum scored 20 points, and the Boston Celtics rolled over the Charlotte Hornets 126-94 on Wednesday night despite Kyrie Irving’s absence.Terry Rozier had 17 points and tied a career high with 10 assists in place of Irving, who missed his second straight game with a left hip strain.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Asian Cup organizers investigate shoe-throwingcenter_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Marcus Morris scored 15 points, Al Horford had 14 and Gordon Hayward 12 for the Celtics, who won for the seventh time in eight games.Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, center, who is sidelined with a hip strain, watches play from the bench with forward Marcus Morris, left, during the first quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Kemba Walker had 21 points to lead Charlotte, well short of the 43 he scored in a 117-112 home win over Boston on Nov. 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMalik Monk scored 16 points, Nicolas Batum added 13 and Marvin Williams 10 in Charlotte’s third loss in five games.Morris knocked down a 3-pointer from the right wing with 6:49 left in the third period to put Boston ahead 76-69 and started a 25-6 quarter-ending run. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Tatum will play for Team USA in the Rising Stars game for a second straight season during All-Star weekend in Charlotte. The 20-year-old Celtics forward isn’t as certain where he’ll play after that with the NBA’s trade deadline looming on Feb 7.“I mean, it’s good to be wanted,” Tatum said about his name popping up in trade rumors surrounding New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, whose agent publicly requested a trade Monday. “I’m not a free agent. I don’t have any control. I can control what I can control. Just go out there and play.”BEAT L.A. (AGAIN)With the Patriots set to face the Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, the Celtics were gifted Pats-themed T-shirts saying “Beat LA” from New England wide receiver Julian Edelman. The rally cry, which originates from the Celtics’ rivalry with the Lakers, was also adopted by Red Sox fans during this year’s World Series against the Dodgers.UP NEXTHornets: Begin three-game homestand Friday night versus Grizzlies.Celtics: Visit New York on Friday night before Super Bowl Sunday showdown with Thunder at home.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more