Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nutter reacts to NTI financial problems

Mayor Nutter was careful to not assign blame today over allegations that the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative may be $30 million short to pay for property acquisitions. "I'm not going to point fingers at anybody. I'm not going to make any accusations," Nutter said. But he stressed "we're very concerned about this." NTI was former Mayor Street's signature anti-blight program. Nutter bristled at the suggestion that the public questioning of NTI's finances could be interpreted as a criticism of Street. "I would say that is, at least for today, the most absurd thing I've heard," Nutter said. "It is my responsibility to figure this out."

Nutter reacts to NTI financial problems

Mayor Nutter was careful to not assign blame today over allegations that the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative may be $30 million short to pay for property acquisitions.

"I'm not going to point fingers at anybody. I'm not going to make any accusations," Nutter said. But he stressed "we're very concerned about this."

NTI was former Mayor Street's signature anti-blight program. Nutter bristled at the suggestion that the public questioning of NTI's finances could be interpreted as a criticism of Street.

"I would say that is, at least for today, the most absurd thing I've heard," Nutter said. "It is my responsibility to figure this out."

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