Remember Mayor Nutter, the so-called reform candidate? Well, he is getting ready to push government reform issues - which were sidetracked during the months-long budget fight with Harrisburg - again to the forefront of his agenda.
The administration is nearing completion on a set of initiatives meant to rattle - to some extent - certain government functions as we know them.
Beginning tomorrow, these in-the-works initiatives will undergo scrutiny during a two-day "Reform Team Summit" organized in large part by Managing Director Camille Barnett and also Mary Horstmann, director of the Mayor's Office of Private Sector Initiatives.
From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., individual "teams" - made up of city staffers and private sector leaders - will present their ideas for how to save money, increase revenue and improve efficiency. Among those listening and offering feedback will be City Council members, deputy mayors, the Economy League, the Committee of 70, the William Penn Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. In addition, members of Nutter's campaign transition team were invited to participate.