Petition: Stop Sexual Harassment at the PPA. Give Vince Fenerty the Boot.


If you think PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty deserves to be fired for sexually harassing a female colleague for two years, please sign and share this petition on Facebook.

The Inquirer reported yesterday that an independent investigation found Fenerty "engaged in a series of unwanted and repeatedly discouraged sexual advances," including "inappropriate touching and other untoward, unprofessional conduct."

But the Philadelphia Parking Authority board declined to fire Fenerty, and only gave him a little slap on the wrist. Incredibly, City Councilman and PPA board member Al Taubenberger excused Fenerty's behavior as "a high school puppy love situation."

This should be a fireable offense, but the PPA board is handling Fenerty with kid gloves, taking away a few of his executive powers, and requiring him to repay the Authority $30,000 for the cost of the investigation.

PPA board members Joseph Ashdale, Al Schmidt, Andrew Stutzman, Al Taubenberger, Russell Wagner, and Karen Wrigley can make the call to fire Vince Fenerty, and they need to hear from every Philadelphian who thinks women deserve safety and respect in the workplace.

If you agree the PPA needs to fire Fenerty to send a message that sexual harassment won't be tolerated, sign and share this petition on Facebook.

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  • Janie Patitucci
    signed 2016-10-01 07:53:25 -0400
  • Estella Wilczynski
    signed 2016-09-28 16:33:48 -0400
    He is nothing but a scumbag, he harrassed me 31 years ago, and is nothing but a liar.
  • Elizabeth Sarshik
    signed 2016-09-27 13:49:12 -0400
  • Mary Wheeler
    signed 2016-09-27 11:34:55 -0400
  • Lauren Gallen
    signed 2016-09-27 10:07:15 -0400
  • Dave Barman
    signed 2016-09-26 11:07:00 -0400
  • Jim Samoson
    signed 2016-09-24 16:29:18 -0400
    Scum bag hes banging another girl now buying her a house in bridesburg
  • Maya R
    signed 2016-09-24 14:08:13 -0400
  • Robert Quartucci Jr
    signed 2016-09-24 12:23:50 -0400
    Doesn’t St Rep John Taylor(R- #PA177 ) usually involve himself in such matters. Just wondering why he allow this to continue for far too long.
  • Rebecca Hamell
    signed 2016-09-24 08:09:05 -0400
    The board should boot themselves too – for thinking this was in any way an adequate response to a 2-year campaign of sexual harassment.
  • David Woo
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-24 06:47:08 -0400
    Sign the petition: Petition: Stop Sexual Harassment at the PPA. Give Vince Fenerty the Boot.
  • M. Brown
    signed 2016-09-24 01:42:40 -0400
  • Ma'en Hasan
    signed 2016-09-23 21:13:34 -0400
    Sexual harassment charges and he kept his job!! Unbelievable
  • Ali Razak
    signed 2016-09-23 21:04:52 -0400
    He Don’t deserve a single penny out of my hard earned money. The pay he is getting should be donated to Philadelphia public schools.. ppa isn’t regulating Taxi and limo industry anyways so just boot the whole PPA.
  • Todd Wolfson
    signed 2016-09-23 19:29:39 -0400
  • Marsha Perelman
    signed 2016-09-23 15:59:04 -0400
  • Erika Reinhard
    signed 2016-09-23 15:35:35 -0400
  • Lynda Rubin
    signed 2016-09-23 15:11:20 -0400
  • Lynn Israel
    signed 2016-09-23 13:35:32 -0400
  • Ann O'Rourke
    signed 2016-09-23 12:23:20 -0400
  • Amaya Capellan
    signed 2016-09-23 11:41:21 -0400
  • Brandy Bones
    signed 2016-09-23 11:05:14 -0400
  • Michael McGettigan
    signed 2016-09-23 10:40:02 -0400
  • Jack Galgon
    signed 2016-09-23 10:25:31 -0400
  • Matt Ruben
    signed 2016-09-23 08:45:33 -0400
  • Melissa Mandell
    signed 2016-09-23 08:38:39 -0400
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  • David van Balen
    signed 2016-09-23 00:37:16 -0400
    A high schooler, contra Taubenberger, would face serious discipline for this. We should not hold public officials to a lower standard than that.
  • Lori Olk
    signed 2016-09-22 22:41:37 -0400
  • Paul Boni
    signed 2016-09-22 22:28:57 -0400
    And it’s not OK in high school either, Councilman Taubenberger.
  • Lily Applebaum
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-22 22:05:47 -0400
    Sign the petition: Petition: Stop Sexual Harassment at the PPA. Give Vince Fenerty the Boot.