America's Hometown has a post
about a change of faces at the post of Philadelphia Managing Director, which he likens to the city CEO, overseeing day-to-day operations in a number of city departments. I am willing to accept his assessment, but am also amazed that I've never even heard of this position before (maybe because it's part of the appointed infrastructure rather than elected officialdom?). The longer article is here
and includes discussion of Street's appointments from a demographic point of view (specifically Latinos and gays in prominant positions). It's also worth noting the classic Philly legacy structure visible, in that Pedro Ramos, being promoted from City Solicitor to Managing Director, is the brother of Juan Ramos, City Councilman.
(Not that there's anything wrong with that.)