Council Wants Nutter To Restore Mechanical Leaf Collection

City Council is again pushing back against one of Mayor Nutter’s budget cuts that they say impacts quality of life.

Councilman Frank Rizzo tomorrow plans to introduce a resolution asking Nutter to restore mechanical leaf collection throughout the city. That service was halted last year as part of the administration’s initial round of budget cuts in November.

“There are certain things you can’t put a price tag on,” said Rizzo, who said piles of uncollected leaves are both messy and dangerous.

The resolution is co-sponsored by Council members Anna Verna, Jannie Blackwell, Curtis Jones, Joan Krajewski, Donna Reed Miller, Marian Tasco and Brian O’Neill.

This year, instead of moving leaves to the street for mechanical collection, residents are being asked to put them out in brown paper biodegradable leaf bags or take them to one of three drop-off centers.