Ravenstahl praises Light Up Night — but not Peduto
By Bob Bauder
Published: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, 11:50 p.m.
The Tribune-Review is chronicling Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's service until his term ends in January.
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Raven-stahl hailed a housing development in East Liberty last week, but he had few words for Mayor-elect Bill Peduto.
“There weren't any surprises,” the mayor said of Peduto's landslide victory in Tuesday's election.
Peduto, who has sparred with Ravenstahl plenty over the years, said he hadn't received the traditional congratulatory call from his former City Council colleague.
“I didn't expect him to, and I'm fine with it,” Peduto said. “I wish him nothing but peace and good luck in the future.”
Ravenstahl disappeared from public view after announcing in March he would not run for re-election. Last month, he announced an effort to be more visible and highlight the accomplishments of his seven years in office.
He continued his farewell tour on Monday in East Liberty, where he and other dignitaries broke ground for East Liberty Place South, a 52-apartment mixed-income development.
Ravenstahl noted that he wouldn't be around to see the development completed, as he was for its sister building, East Liberty North, across the street. “I was here for the groundbreaking,” he said.
He showed up on Wednesday for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership's announcement of 2013 Light Up Night activities.
Ravenstahl praised the annual holiday fete, saying it generates revenue for Downtown businesses and provides family entertainment to thousands.
The city solicitor's office on Wednesday balked at providing Ravenstahl's daily schedule despite a ruling from the Office of Open Records that it should be available to the public.
Ravenstahl repeatedly declined to release his schedule. The Tribune-Review submitted a written request under the state's Right-to-Know law.
Public Records Officer Benjamin Smith invoked a 30-day extension permitted by law for a legal review of the request.
Ravenstahl's spokeswoman said he was in the office on Friday but didn't say whether he was on Tuesday or Thursday.
As of Saturday, Pittsburgh residents have paid Ravenstahl about $93,000 this year. He makes $108,000 annually.
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Staff writer Bobby Kerlik contributed. Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or email@example.com.
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