What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 4, 2010

Darlene Harris is Pittsburgh City Council President! (Updated 2xs)

Nominated by Bill Peduto, 2nd by Doug Shields.

Voted for by: Peduto, Shields, Rudiak, Kraus & Harris.

UPDATE: Forgot to add:

Congratulations, President Harris.

UPDATE 2:


Darlene Harris (Photo via Matt H)

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7 comments:

rich10e said...

It would seem that Smith's gross inexperience was the deciding factor..and of course Harris' willingness to seize the gavel...so is this a victory of sorts for the anti-mayor faction of council..or just plain old common sense winning out???

Maria said...

While not a progressive, Darlene is honest, has more experience, and doesn't have a foot wedged in either camp.

rich10e said...

sounds like common sense...a good way to start the new year....

EdHeath said...

I reserve my own doubts, but I will say (as I have before) that I was impressed with Darlene Harris' efforts with regard to the animal control issue. She researched and knew as much or more about State regulations than City Law Department personnel at the table during one televised meeting.

Ironically, Pat Dowd got his wish for diversity, even as he voted against it.

Maria said...

Well, his announced wish anyway.

Joy said...

I'm thinking this is an OK thing! (More in the next section, on who's in what posts, because I read that first).

Clyde said...

How soon we forget the mess Mrs Harris made when president of the School Board.