PhillyClout would like to warmly welcome the City Commission into the 21st Century, after the office today took the first step in establishing workplace policies that would bar sexual harassment and nepotism.
The policies were introduced by Commissioner Al Schmidt at the Commission's weekly meeting. He noted that the policies are very similar to rules put in place by Mayor Nutter last year for most of the city workforce.
Because the Commission is an independent elected office, Nutter could not impose the rules for the Commission's workers. And the previous leadership at the Commission made no move to do so, despite Nutter's urging. But there is new leadership at the office now, after two of the three elected commissioner positions changed hands in last year's election.
Commission Chairwoman Stephanie Singer applauded the move.