Nutter steps up pressure on PHA’s Greene

    Mayor stops a hair shy of calling for Carl Greene’s immediate resignation.

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is stepping up the pressure for resolving problems at the city’s Housing Authority. He stopped just short of calling for Executive Director Carl Greene’s immediate resignation.

    Mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to Housing Authority Board Chairman John Street saying he’s baffled that the board chairman had no knowledge of the sexual harassment cases against Executive Director Carl Greene. Nutter goes on to call for a public explanation of Greene’s behavior to the public.

    “The board I think should feel compelled to share more information with the public about what is going on and what are they doing to get to the heart of this. The city has no direct authority over the public housing authority, the members don’t serve at the pleasure of the mayor, they have terms. They can only be removed for cause.”

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    The mayor says if Greene failed to disclose sexual harassment allegations to the PHA board and the subsequent settlements, then he should be terminated.

    A PHA spokesman had no comment on the letter.

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