Leasing Pittsburgh's parking garages could produce hundreds of millions of dollars and bolster the city's anemic pension fund, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl [sic] said Thursday. (Trib, Jeremy Boren; see also P-G, Rich Lord)
This sounds like a serious idea. Makes me wonder why nobody ever suggested it seriously before.
Can you imagine if Mayor Steelerstahl gets to tell people, "Yeah, I basically solved Pittsburgh's entire pensions shortfall, lickety split"?
Are we missing anything?
BONUS: "I think that I should present a report on what I've done," Mr. Dowd said. "I would like to mail it out, but I'm worried that if I do, I could be accused of using city money to promote my name." (P-G, Rich Lord)
This has to be considered a do-si-do that will enable the challenger to better criticize Steelerstahl when he inevitably sends out his own publicly-financed, thinly-veiled campaign material, correct? If so, that's pretty clever.
WORTH A MENTION:
Oh boy, what to choose: try UK Guardian, James Sturcke.