Allegheny County Council president will step down
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 4:03 p.m.
Allegheny County Councilman Charles Martoni will step down as president.
Martoni, 77, D-Swissvale, served as president for two years. A member of council since 2000, Martoni won another four-year term in Tuesday's election.
By stepping down, Martoni hopes to better participate in council discussions and decisions. He felt as president he spent too much time making sure other members of council had an opportunity to talk, he said.
He began informing council members of his decision before Wednesday's meeting. He will not endorse a successor.
“Chuck was fabulous. He was very fair. He was honest,” said Matt Drozd, R-Ross. “I can't say enough good about him.”
Council members will elect a new president in January. Vice President Nick Futules, D-Oakmont, said members are already posturing to fill the position.
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