Peduto campaign has quick answers

I get the feeling that they have been talking about this at the Pedutoerie, because Deputy Campaign Manager Gloria was mad fast on the draw with her answer to my e-mail:

Mac,

It is unusual for a Mayor to put his photograph on trash collection schedules, notices of a Mayor’s Repsonse line (which existed since Murphy, and which, as with ALL other cities our local media has surveyed, did not include the mayor’s name.) Most cities call it the 311, or the Mayor’s Hotline, or some such, they never attach/incorporate the current mayor’s name on the service.

Bill, like his predecessors in Pgh. and like other mayors across this country, will not plaster his mug or name on taxpayer funded municipal materials/services.

So fast that she forgot to put a conjunction in that first sentence. Still, a pretty clear message, which I am happy with. You don’t want to have to see your mayor all the time, except possibly if you have this kind of mayor:

1 Comment so far

  1. Mark Rauterkus (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    Mayor Tom Murphy, D, ruled Pittsburgh for 12 years. He was the top D in town, and the county for that matter as there was a time when there were county commissioners and a R ACE.

    Tom Murphy put his name everywhere. There are lots of parks with signs and lots of city council members too had had those signs with their names as well.

    Furthermore, Tom Muphy put his name on trash cans and even the graffiti buster trucks from Public Works. I think we had two in the past.

    It was the Tom Murphy Mayor’s Complaint Center as well.

    Tom Murphy may NOT be quite as bad as Luke. But, Bull and Luke have both been able to watch a master and have him as their mentor.

    Murphy was especially gifted at doing give-a-ways too, and Tax Incremental Finance (TIFs) deals.

    Sorry. There is no peace of mind from this statement from the Peduto camp: “Bill, like his predecessors in Pgh. and like other mayors across this country, will not plaster his mug or name on taxpayer funded municipal materials/services.”

    Oh, those playground signs were championed by Dan Cohen, D, another Peduto mentor.



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