Boom. Read it all, but just to emphasize:
I will not take this selection process lightly and refuse to limit my search to only a handful of individuals in the Police Bureau. As mayor I will ensure the community has a strong voice and critical part in this process. You will be at the table from day one playing a role in helping myself and other professionals define the criteria for the selection process and ensuring we consider the best talent available. Minneapolis, Minnesota used this same approach… (People for Peduto)
I want a mayor who thinks like this.
I want a Mayor who draws lines like these in the sand.
Councilman Peduto isn’t saying he has all the answers, he’s saying we all can arrive at them but only once we’re willing to peer beyond the nearest ridges and hills. Steel City? They invented steel in Turkey, Africa, Sparta and China. But once Pittsburgh embraced it, nobody could make it better.
Part of esprit de corps is welcoming new mates and new tools into your foxhole, adapting as an organization and overcoming challenges. It’s the mission we rally around, not internal politics and routine.