As part of the 16th Annual Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence, the Corbett administration is recognizing Pennsylvania’s municipal governments for their “innovative practices.”
Awards were given in 10 categories after a judging panel reviewed governments’ submissions. And yes, there are some local awards.
The administration either doesn’t know or doesn’t care that City Controller Alan Butkovitz thinks Philadelphia’s Big Belly solar compactors could be a waste of money. Because Philly got the “innovative community and governmental initiatives” award for its “intelligent waste and recycling collection system.”
Lansdale is also being recognized. The Montgomery County borough is being honored for its “fiscal accountability and best management practices” for improvements to its policies and procedures after addressing inadequacies and finding ways to handle them.
“Serving as local government officials you face important issues everyday and are tasked with developing solutions,” Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker said in the announcement. “Today we celebrate and recognize your hard work.”