We’ll start you off with this this morning:
Standing along Smallman Street in the Strip District, [Allegheny] County Executive Rich Fitzgerald eyeballs the cars and trucks speeding by. And then, after a moment’s hesitation, dashes across, through the rain — and nearly into the path of an oncoming car.
“We call that ‘the Fitzgerald’,” says his spokeswoman, Amie Downes, with a laugh. “When you just go for it.” (CP, Lauren Daily)
On everyone’s deepest concern:
Boards and authorities, in his view, simply lend advice and expertise. “Where directors and folks are running things in an efficient manner, I’ll be hands-off as much as I can be,” Fitzgerald says. Still, he says, “None of the boards are independent,” and as the elected official, “I’m the one who has the interest of the people.” (ibid)
… Got it.