Pittsburgh nonprofits to support to city finances - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "He said the identities of the donors will be kept confidential, as they have been in the past under the terms of the agreement."This is less than open and less than honest. It might be ethical, but it isn't how a municipal government should be operated.
We don't have 'trade secrets' in the public realm.
Who writes the checks? How much are they?
As controller, I would work hard to end the secrecy. To 'move forward' Pittsburgh has to go beyond its legacy as a 'smoke filled city.' This deal has dollars and lots of smoke.
This is how Dan Onorato wants to run the parks too -- with private funds -- with secret slush that isn't predictable.
The begging isn't becoming. Beggars are not free. Kids don't want to grow up in a land where their parents have put themselves into debt, slavery and blindness.