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July 6, 2010

Tales from City & County Council

Funny how every time I do a "Tales from...Council" post, I always imagine the headline should be in a font something like this.

Anyway, there's some good to report today.

First, no matter how Pittsburgh City Council got there, it's good that they decided to delay voting on Lil Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's Citizen Police Review Board nominations until they actually clarify the nomination process.

It's also a good thing that the Post-Gazette recognizes that City Council should have access to independent information (otherwise known as facts) regarding privatizing city-owned garages and meters:
None of which means City Council shouldn't go forward with its recently ordered study of leasing arranements. Council members need accurate, comprehensive information so that any parking lease they award won't turn out to be full of unpleasant surprises.
As for Allegheny County Council, here's an action item courtesy of The Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society:

On July 21 at 5 p.m. Allegheny County Council will hold a PUBLIC HEARING for “comment regarding Marcellus Shale-related natural gas drilling within Allegheny County.“

We need as many people as possible to attend & comment.

To comment you must register by July 20th.

You can register online or download a registration form: www.alleghenycounty.us/council/meetings/comment.aspx


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