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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

In the news story “Before work begins, Pittsburgh Mayor-elect Peduto parties with friends” , mention was made that Bill Peduto was looking for “change” in his years as the new mayor of Pittsburgh. While I think Peduto will do a good job and I wish him well, I'm puzzled about what he actually means by “change.”

For the most part, Pittsburgh has been run by the Democratic Party. The previous mayor was a Democrat, too, as is the entire City Council. So, what are we changing? Are we to become more liberal, more moderate or more conservative?

Perhaps we are going to “change” from being one of the “most livable cities” in the USA to something less! Are we changing the platform and ideals of the Democratic Party? Oh boy, can't touch that! I think “change” is an overused word that many elected officials use — a nice word to say, but what does it really mean? Perhaps Mr. Peduto can enlighten us.

Douglas Greathouse


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