Amid all the budget news Thursday, Mayor Nutter took time to answer questions on the simmering mini-controversy of his failure to pay a Philadelphia Gas Works bill, thus having a lien placed on his family’s Wynnefield home in May.
Nutter paid the bill two weeks later and the lien was removed, but the whole affair was rife with irony — the mayor has preached about cracking down on tax delinquents while also contemplating the sale of PGW, a public utility.
“I was in touch with them, asked what was due and paid it,” he said. “I'm current and have taken care of my responsibility.”
Nutter said Thursday that he “made a mistake,” and his comments would be “the last time I talk about this.”