Councilman Patrick Dowd is announcing his run for reelection, touting his Councils-to-Go, role with CONNECT, pool, sewer and “greenway” neighborhood projects, and how “With his colleagues, he was able to find a solution for the city’s pension crisis that maintained important public assets, and worked to address debt and infrastructure problems that have been kicked down the road for too long.” Sounds like a discussion topic!
Valerie McDonald Roberts announces her long-awaited return to interesting politics in a bid for County Controller, touting 21 years of experience in public office, re-engineering the Recorder of Deeds office and “methodically closing the gender based pay equity gap in the office, and increasing racial diversity to county demographics.” Your move, Chelsa!
Development upon the Garden Theater block is pushing up against a deadline, probably not so much due to the URA suddenly becoming a stickler as from the preferences and predilections of our incoming Governor. Here’s hoping that the market study gets underway and completed soon; I’m dispiriting of driving to Wilkinsburg to pick up bulk raisins and buckwheat groats.
Speaking of which, you can go ahead and watch PCN coverage of the inaugurations of Gov. elect Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. elect Jim Cawley live. Right now the latter is talking about “job-crushing government regulation”.