Taxpayers could foot half of council's legal bill - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Taxpayers could foot half of council's legal billHow about if the half that is NOT going to be paid for by Jim Ferlo comes from the excess budget that sits in the Law Department payroll -- since they should be terminated. If Council got rid of the boss of the Law Department, and perhaps had to legislate to get rid of the entire department, there would be plenty of savings and plenty of 'cash flow' to cover this bill, to be paid for by our treasury. I'd be fine with that.
But, city council thinks in other ways. They'd rather keep bad performers and just pay double and triple to others who have to come after and clean up the messes made. That's why the city has TWO sets of OVERLORDS. Council never was creative and vigilant in doing its job in the first place.