Matthew Hogue is a Pittsburgh blogger (who just celebrated his one-year bloggiversary), a former employee of the city Housing authority, and a Democratic committeeman to boot.
Since the Comet has been covering the Zoning and City Planning angle unto death, let's read what Matt H has to say about the Housing Authority.
What are you trying to hide Mr. Meachem? Why won't you just open things up and be transparent? Why did you try to stonewall Ford when he wanted to look around? Was it your shady doings with the Garfield project? Was it the lobbying of board members that you wanted to keep under the rug? Why so shady Mr. Meachem? What are you hiding sir? Why won't you open the books? If something wasn't fishy then why would the city controller's office and the DA's office be interested in this? Why did Meachem start sending inquiries out about Ford's position as Chairman after Ford began asking questions within HACP?
City Controller's Office? What?
It's seriously time for officials to get to the bottom of all of this. Let Zappala's office and Michael Lamb's office take a good look within HACP to see what is really going on. I will work my hardest to help these offices get the job done. I will talk to anyone who wants to know what is going on and I have plenty of other people who will also talk about all of the misdoings at HACP.
Michael Lamb's office? What?
Mr. Meachem you have some explaining to do. You owe it to the taxpayers of this area, to the employees that you can't get maintenance materials to and to the residents of HACP that you have neglected and shortchanged since you took over.
Is Matt H carrying water for Pat Ford? Unlikely, but...
ADDED NOTE: [Ford] said blogger Bram Reichbaum called Sirk and threatened to release a copy of the blog publicly if she did not tell him about the surround-sound system. (Tribune-Review, J. Boren)
The Comet characterizes this statement as wholly untrue. It is old news already, but we felt a need to make the point clearly and on-record.