The Pittsburgh Parking Authority board did not get to vote on whether to allow an electronic billboard on the Grant Street Transportation Center, adding a possible Sunshine Act violation to the sign-related issues that will be the subject of a special Pittsburgh City Council meeting this afternoon. (P-G, Rich Lord)
If this is what a Sunshine Act does, we want more of it.
In a 3-1 vote with one abstention, the [Planning] commission decided to take no action on the proposed nomination of the former Workingmen’s Savings Bank on East Ohio Street as a city historic structure after North Side groups and residents offered mixed views of the designation, with some favoring it and some opposed. (P-G, Mark Belko)
Trust us. This one only gets better and better.
Nine of 10 speakers at a public hearing yesterday on proposed city of Pittsburgh campaign finance reform favored the idea, but the lone opponent was a representative of organized labor, a powerful political force. (P-G, Rich Lord)
The show at Carnegie Science Center uses flayed, dissected and posed bodies from China without consent from the deceased or their relatives. Premier Exhibitions of Atlanta, the show’s promoter, says the corpses were unclaimed and legally obtained in China, and that the people died of natural causes. But a recent ABC report alleged that some of Premier’s cadavers came from executed prisoners and linked the shows to a global market of body trafficking. (P-G, Sally Kalson)
If museums are supposed to make us think, well done.
Frankly, I blame our younger generation. These kids, with their hip and their hop, their iPods and their energy drinks, don’t play these games the way their parents and grandparents do. (P-G, Brian O’Neill)
That was awesome.