On Day 42, Mayor Michael Nutter ordered Occupy Philadelphia to get to stepping “immediately”:
The City of Philadelphia today posted an Official Notice advising the public that the $50 million Dilworth Plaza construction project is imminent. The notice was issued following the announcement that the Center City District, the project manager, has awarded a general construction contract to Daniel J. Keating Company for the project, which will employ about 800 construction workers and is scheduled for completion in about 27 months.
Tomorrow, members of the City’s homeless outreach team, with the assistance of homeless advocacy organizations, will increase efforts to provide assistance to any homeless person who needs help in relocating from Dilworth Plaza. In recent weeks, the outreach team has visited the Plaza three times a day, offering services to homeless people who are camped on the Plaza.
The eviction notice was posted throughout the encampment.
Philadelphia has a high rate of illiteracy so some Occupiers may not be able to read the notice. So I’ll cut to the chase: Hit the road, Jack.