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Mayor lights city tree for last time

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, 10:00 p.m.
 

The Tribune-Review is chronicling Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's service until his term ends in January.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl continued his farewell tour last week, presiding over his ninth Civic Leadership Academy graduation and lighting the city's Christmas tree for the last time.

Ravenstahl was in his office on Monday attending to city business, according to spokeswoman Marissa Doyle, who did not address a question about his specific activities.

He met Tuesday with Hazelwood community leaders to break ground on a spray park at Burgwin Playground at Johnston Avenue and Mansion Street. The event commemorated completion of the Warrington Spray Park in Beltzhoover.

Pittsburgh will have six spray parks, which squirt water for summertime recreation, when the Burgwin facility is finished.

On Wednesday, Ravenstahl attended the graduation of the Civic Leadership Academy, which he developed. The 10-week free program is designed to school residents on the workings of city government. Ravenstahl said he hopes Mayor-elect Bill Peduto continues the academy.

He presented 23 graduates with certificates and hung around afterward to pose for pictures.

“Just based on what the folks said tonight, it's been a great program,” Ravenstahl said. “It really gives them a true sense of what happens day to day in city government.”

Doyle said the mayor was again in his office on Thursday, but she did not provide details.

Ravenstahl lit the Christmas tree outside the City-County Building, Downtown, on Friday. He was accompanied by his son, Cooper, 5, Cooper's friend Nathan Schanbacher, 5, and nephew Brody Ravenstahl, 2.

“It gives me great pleasure to light the tree for a last time,” Ravenstahl said. “Cooper, he's 5 now, and he can understand this (event) better. It's fun for him, so it's fun for me.”

As of the weekend, Pittsburgh residents have paid Ravenstahl about $97,600 this year. He makes $108,000 annually.

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