What Fresh Hell Is This?

June 17, 2009

Mayor Ravenstahl Appears Before Pittsburgh City Council RE: Amended Act 47 Recovery Plan

UPDATE: Ok, I have to be somewhere soon and can't watch anymore, but from what I saw:

1) Ravenstahl supports the Amended Act 47 Recovery Plan and implores Council to vote for it.
2) Ravenstahl presents his recommendations on how to meet the additional $15 million (revenue/savings) called for in the plan (but his recommendations aren't in writing in the plan Council is voting on).
3) Ravenstahl says he is not in favor of raising taxes that would only impact on Pittsburgh residents as a failsafe.
4) Council (well, most of it) says that too much of Act 47 and Ravenstahl's plans count on getting Harrisburg or non-profits to cough up $ that they won't and that they can't be compelled to do.
5) It's a given that council will not pass the plan as is.
6) More work needs to be done between Council, the Mayor and Act 47 Overlords.

So back to square one?

At approximately 11:00 AM this morning the clouds opened and Lil Mayor Luke descended and deigned to appear before Pittsburgh City Council to answer their questions about the Amended Act 47 Recovery Plan.

I'm watching it live on the City cable channel. If you can't, you can follow Bob Mayo's tweets on the meeting @ http://twitter.com/bobmayo


Ms. Monongahela, Ms. Chief Editor said...

I always laugh when I see that photo of Luke -- it's just begging to be made fun of. And you've done a good job of it, again.

Maria said...


But I am sorry to have to admit that since Lukey had 17 slides in his PowerPoint presentation and Peduto only had 2, it is now finally obvious to me that the citizens of Pittsburgh picked the right man for mayor.