Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Clerk of Quarter Sessions slated for extinction

The Nutter administration plans to submit legislation to eliminate the Clerk of Quarter Sessions position in the next two weeks, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everetty Gillison said Tuesday.

Clerk of Quarter Sessions slated for extinction

0 comments

The Nutter administration plans to submit legislation to eliminate the Clerk of Quarter Sessions position in the next two weeks, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everetty Gillison said Tuesday.

Current Clerk of Quarter Sessions Vivian T. Miller resigned effective March 31 following intense criticism of both the performance of and the need for the office. On April 1 Mayor Nutter announced that the duties of the office would be transferred to the city's prothonotary, but he did not show his hand at the time about the future of the $117,991-a-year position.

Tuesday afternoon, in budget testimony before Council, Gillison said he hoped to have a bill ready within the next 10 days, would would be in time for the May 6 Council meeting.

"“This is one of these anachronisms that need to go away,” Gillison said.  

  Click here for Philly.com's politics page.

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Chris Hepp, Tricia Nadolny, Julia Terruso, and Claudia Vargas take you inside Philadelphia's City Hall.

Inquirer City Hall Staff
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter