Mayor Nutter talks goals for 2015

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 Mayor Michael Nutter talks about some of his goals for 2015. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Mayor Michael Nutter talks about some of his goals for 2015. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Philadelphia’s mayor outlined his goals for his final year in office in a meeting with reporters.

With the crime rate down and the graduation rate up, Mayor Michael Nutter said 2014 was a good one for the city. But he said much more more remains to be done this year.

Among the goals he’s laid out are “continued focus on driving down crime in the city of Philadelphia, continued focus on economic development, supreme focus on education — and making sure we make the necessary changes at the state — as well as continued focus on issues of poverty.”

Nutter said he’s hoping for passage of a mandatory sick leave bill in City Council, although there is an issue with the current bill.

“My recollection is the task force recommended companies or 15 or more employees, and I believe the councilman’s bill came in at 10 or more” for those companies that would be required to give workers paid time off when they are sick.

Nutter said he plans to work on the bill with Councilman Bill Greenlee.

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