Finance system Ok’d by council

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 17, 2011 By Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Disregarding Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s concerns about how to pay for it, Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a financial management system that supporters said will prevent confusion over how much money the city has for operating expenses and capital projects.

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Bill would merge finance systems

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 2, 2011 Three Pittsburgh City Council members today plan to introduce legislation that would piggyback the city onto Allegheny County’s comprehensive financial management system — a course favored by two sets of state overseers but opposed by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

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Pension solution for city remains elusive

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette February 13, 2011 The city of Pittsburgh spends nearly $3 million a year managing its pension benefits and investing its retirement pool — a figure that has remained steady even as Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s administration has pursued a slew of so-far-failed plans to plug a huge funding gap.

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