This morning Pennsylvania’s first-ever municipal Receiver submitted his resignation to the Commonwealth Court.
Appointed to the position on December 2, 2011 after being nominated by Governor Corbett, Unkovic has only been in the Office of the Receiver for just shy of four months.
It seems another one of the City’s potential champions just got devoured by the monster mess of Harrisburg.
Any semblance of righteousness and stability citizens were beginning to perceive has quite swiftly been swept away.
Why did he submit his resignation? We don’t know that yet. However, we can assume after his pronouncements two days ago that the force to relieve him of his duties was immense. There had been rumblings for weeks that certain parties wanted Unkovic gone. Certain parties wanted someone else to do the job of fixing the devitalized City’s finances.
What will the Commonwealth Court do now? We don’t know that yet. Remember, just as David Unkovic was the first person to ever be confirmed Receiver, he’s the first person to ever resign from the job.
What will happen to his Recovery Plan? We don’t know that yet. While too many have denounced his Plan as incomplete and not expedient enough, now such impatience and unsophisticated pressure seems to have defeated its own purpose.
This is a sad day for the City of Harrisburg. Any semblance of righteousness and stability citizens were beginning to perceive has quite swiftly been swept away.
It is imperative more than ever, Federal presence makes its jurisdiction be made known in the matters of this misused capital city along the river.
For a context of David Unkovic’s Resignation: Parties Pushing
For the Dauphin County Order on creditors right to a Receiver for the Incinerator: Another Receiver