Single missive to media marks slow week for Ravenstahl
The Tribune-Review is chronicling Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's service until his term ends in January.
The public activity coming from Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office last week consisted of one news release.
He made no public appearances, but was in the office every day doing city business, according to spokeswoman Marissa Doyle. She provided no details.
The news release, issued in conjunction with Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr., announced the eviction of tenants from a nuisance residence in the North Side. It was the elusive mayor's first missive to the media since Dec. 7, when his office announced the opening celebration of a soccer field was postponed because of bad weather.
Ravenstahl has declined repeatedly to release his schedule publicly.
Ravenstahl hasn't been seen in an official capacity since Dec. 5, when he appeared for a city pension board meeting and slammed Mayor-elect Bill Peduto's plan for offering non-union employees an early pension. At the board's meeting the next week, he called in a vote to lower the assumed rate of return on employee pension investments.
On Dec. 13, he was seen in Hershey cheering on his dad's Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School football team to a state championship.
As of the weekend, Pittsburgh residents have paid Ravenstahl about $105,800. He makes $108,000 annually.
Did you see Ravenstahl recently? Send photos and details to email@example.com.
Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Ross brothers ordered to pay fine, remove debris from Christmas display
- Pittsburgh councilwoman: Peduto seeks to reroute money from North Side project in retribution
- State law complicates Allegheny County proposal for letter grading of restaurants
- 12-year-old’s donated heart joins families, lets her memory live
- Pittsburgh police officers start wearing video cameras
- Newsmaker: Terri Liberto
- Beechview man arrested on child pornography charges
- Former Rollier’s store to become art gallery, cafe
- Pittsburgh VA director gets more time to appeal firing recommendation
- Rules hamper Franklin Regional attack victim scholarships
- Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group volunteers cut trail in South Park