Sunday, January 20, 2008

Recycling Trash in City Hall

A recent editorial in the Philadelphia City Paper, as well as a recent post on the Young Philly Politics blog, discuss the rehiring of Clarena Tolson, the less than effective Streets Commissioner from the Street Administration.

This is a bad move for Mayor Nutter on mulitiple levels. First, as anyone who's seen the conditions on Philadelphia's streets, she has not been taking care of primary jobs. College friends of mine who are from different cities and towns are shocked at the number of potholes they see here.

Furthermore, Tolson has been condemned by Philadelphia green groups such as the Recycling Alliance, which claim that she has stood in the way of Philadelphia recycling efforts. Given that these groups were among Mayor Nutter's earliest supporters, alienating them may be a very bad move.

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