Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Back to the Future

A P-G Early Returns piece this morning framed today's scheduled debate about pavement management as a test for Councilman Peduto.

Turns out, he is precisely as effective as a think-tank gunner as he was as a mayoral candidate. Uncannily so. From this afternoon's update (victory lap?) by Rich Lord:

That meeting could be moot, as the mayor appears to have decided in favor of a more objective system.

"The mayor has directed [Public Works] Director [Guy] Costa to utilize a pavement management system," said Deputy Public Works Director Mike Gable. The city is in the process of evaluating systems to determine which would work best and which are compatible with the city's overall management software.

Remember this piece by P-G columnist Brian O'Neill? Still delicious.

Meanwhile, Councilman Motznik spoke out against accusations of politics playing a role in street paving. We didn't catch exactly what he had against returning to a computerized system, if only to erase the appearance of impropriety.


  1. Motznik spoke out because he's not enjoying any of the perks of a political system - have you driven through his district? If you've been on the moon, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about...

  2. Motznik also spoke out to point the finger at "The Director of Public Works" who he reminded everyone is the person who "picks the streets". Must be something between he and Costa. This is the 2nd time he's railed on him in a public forum. (Not that Motznik is skimpy with his railing)