Ravenstahl, council argue how to avoid retirement fund takeover

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 By Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl on Monday renewed his claim that a pension bailout proposal floated by City Council and Controller Michael Lamb won’t work, outlining his argument during a tete-a-tete with council that featured fireworks but yielded no consensus on how to meet a looming deadline …

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Pittsburgh council adopts its pension plan

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 By Bill Vidonic, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW City Controller Michael Lamb said Tuesday a plan he helped craft with Pittsburgh City Council to raise money for municipal pensions might not keep the funds from coming under state management.

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Ravenstahl wants parking, pensions summit

Saturday, October 23, 2010 By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Saying he’ll expose City Council’s plans to the withering light of day, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl called Friday for a parking-for-pensions showdown, signaling that he does not believe his $452 million garage- and meter-lease plan is buried.

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Mayor calls for meeting on competing parking plans

Friday, October 22, 2010 By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today launched a series of rhetorical torpedoes at a council-backed alternative to his parking-for-pensions plan, saying his critics hatched and approved their “irresponsible” plan before even showing it to him.

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Mayor’s parking lease plan rejected by council

Thursday, October 14, 2010 By Joe Smydo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette After more than two hours of harsh words, including allegations of bullying from both sides, a divided Pittsburgh City Council took an initial vote Wednesday to shelve Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s parking lease plan so it could focus on other ideas for addressing the city’s pension woes.

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