Questions cloud city's financial outlook - PittsburghLIVE.com Pittsburgh hasn't received any of the $6 million in contributions promised by nonprofit groups. The Pittsburgh Public Service Fund Board, an umbrella group for city charities, has yet to vote on whether to provide the money.Don't hold your breath. That money was never going to materialize.
The budget process in city hall has always been a total joke. Peduto can buy expensive garbage cans for his district from money that wasn't spent three years ago. The cans, the process, the garbage -- it's all crooked. The harder it is to figure out, the more those in power like it. Confusion gives comfort to the weenies who can't get comfort any other way -- like with 'respect.'
Going after the non-profits for $6-million per year is a dead end opportunity. Pittsburgh might as well start its own space program and use those windfalls too. NASA couldn't get a lift-off yesterday. The Buhl is being talked about as a historic building. Perhaps they'll hook a shortfall in 2006 on some squeezed money there -- to the tune of $10-million. Point is, it's smoke and mirrors. Blame the non-profits for the ills of the city.
Another link on the same news in the PG: Councilman says city revenues are lagging