Reports of flawed records and improper sales trigger call for investigation of city land deals

December 5, 2018

Nora Lichtash, right, of the Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities, wants an investigation of public land sales.

By Staff

A coalition of activist groups and labor unions is calling on City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart to launch a review of public land sales – and City Council’s role in facilitating them – following Inquirer and Daily News reports on major flaws in the city’s land disposition procedures.

The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities (PCAC), a 62-member group which includes community, labor, disability, faith and urban agriculture organizations, wants Rhynhart to delve into five years’ worth of land sales with a focus on how “councilmanic prerogative” may have impacted them.

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