What do you do if you go to a Ravenstahl shindig, and the Mayor fails to show up? Why, seek out and talk to the hair apparent, Corey O'Connor!
O'Connor spoke to the Comet about a youthful mayor's unique ability to bring the concerns of young people to the table, so we had to push back a little. For example?
O'Connor cited a project in the works to improve transportation options for Duquesne, Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh students, to help them get around the city. We believe this is set up to be a cooperative endeavor including the universities themselves, and some private organizations. Yes, we used to call this "public transportation," but that ship has sai... is sailing.
He also cited some development possibilities along barren stretches of the 2nd Avenue corridor as another example of youth-oriented policy.
O'Connor confirmed his intentions to run for City Council in district 5, in the event that twin victories by Doug Shields necessitate a special election. Should that situation fail to arise, he's leaning toward pursuing his Masters in education. He is quite sheepish about what WQED Multimedia did for him in January.