Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Right now

Right now (12:10, July 30) City Council is debating the amended Act 47 plan. It was further amended by the Act 47 team, several of Council' amendments made it into the new amended plan, but now Council has to vote up or down on it. Pat Dowd is apparently threatening to vote no, perhaps to have that on the record. He is probably right that this plan does not go far enough, that the State is not giving the City enough help to recover. But if you look around, at the State level budget impasse, at the US Congress's fumbling, at the history of government in general, it is pretty useless to blame other entities for not giving you more. Pittsburgh needs to attract more business and more people. I don't know how, but that's what we elect Council to figure out.

By tonight, or late this afternoon, we will know the fate of the amended plan.

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