Mayor Michael Nutter made an impromptu appearance at council’s final session of the year.
He gave a speech, ostensibly to say good bye to departing Councilwoman Marian Tasco.
“It’s our last council session, and I just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much to this city council,” he said.
Nutter went on to talk about a picture taken of him in council chambers 30 years ago.
“There was not one reason in the world to think that I would occupy a seat in this great chamber or be mayor of the city,” he said.
He then thanked the public. “When all is said and done we work for you, you are our bosses, you pay our taxes, you live here and make this a great city of brotherly love and sisterly affection.”
Nutter has not said what he plans to do after he leaves office January 4th.