Pittsburgh's Great Young Hope, Steel City Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Is Only 27 Years Old - CBS News (CBS) Smokestacks still rise above the three rivers in Pittsburgh, once home to America's steel industry. But today, so do new stadiums, museums and high-tech businesses. It's more than a face-lift — Pittsburghers are trying to draw new money and new energy to town.Erin R., Pittsburgh's First Lady, gave the quote that my wife repeated to me. I went to church and she stayed home and watched the show -- under my orders.
It is crazy to think that the mayor is in charge of "all that" when looking out while driving through the city.
The mayor isn't in charge of the market place, the economy, the private concerns and the people.
Weirdness in the reporting. Two years ago, the state did NOT pull Pittsburgh back from the brink of bankruptcy. I contend that the state's bailout was inferior.
The Pens didn't threaten to leave the city the other day. It has been a threat for nearly a decade. That has been a lingering threat, just as we've had a lingering bailout.
Mistick talks about 'smart money' giving the mayors job to one guy over the other. That's the problem. Why is "smart money" going to rule? Rather, I'd love to see smart voters make the decisions. Money and ideas are not one in the same. Nor is money and capacity to govern one in the same.
Moreover, when the money goes to one, that might be more of a burden when it comes to doing what's best for the people, day-in and day-out.