TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Peduto to offer idea a day for improving Pittsburgh

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 1:15 p.m.
 

Pittsburgh City Councilman and mayoral candidate Bill Peduto said on Monday that he plans to offer a new idea for improving the city every day until the May 21 primary election.

Peduto's first idea, which can be read in full at www.billpeduto.com, is to start an online suggestion box for residents with ideas on how to improve government. The best ideas would be featured on the city's website and voted on by residents before they are implemented. Peduto said he would institute an open-door policy so city employees could come directly to him with concerns about waste and inefficiency.

Peduto and city Controller Michael Lamb are challenging incumbent Luke Ravenstahl for the Democratic nomination for mayor. The Lamb campaign did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Ravenstahl campaign spokesman Matt Harringer said Peduto has had plenty of time during his three terms on council to offer ideas for improvement.

“This (plan) is a cute campaign tactic, and we're looking forward to hearing any new ideas he has for the city,” he said.

Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or bbauder@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates, Worley edge Brewers, 1-0, move to cusp of playoffs
  2. Pirates notebook: Bucs set single-season attendance record
  3. Inside the glass: Penguins’ Martin, Ehrhoff look comfortable together
  4. Police say rifle carried by suspect in state trooper ambush found
  5. Woodlands Foundation toasts FedEx Ground volunteers at Butterfly Ball
  6. How to take good care of kitchen appliances
  7. Ex-etiquette: As kids age, consider change in visitation schedule
  8. Sole Highlands HS twirler follows in grandmother’s footsteps
  9. Duquesne Light hires new operations vice president
  10. Concept Art sale is big on local big-name artists
  11. Pitt notebook: Receiving depth up in the air
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.