Pittsburgh school board member Heather Arnet is resigning Tuesday. (P-G, Joe Smydo)
Arnet had served a bit less than half of one term. She cited a need to tend more closely to the Women and Girls Foundation, which she had just recently represented before City Council regarding the Pay Equity Study. One has to wonder whether having become a lightening-rod for criticism from others on the School Board to the point of what she had characterized as "slander" had anything to do with it as well.
And then HOLY CIVICS LESSON, BATMAN:
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will appoint Ms. Arnet's replacement, and that person will serve until December 2011, Ms. Colaizzi said. (ibid)
Hmm. Who lives in that district of the East End who might be suitable?
*-UPDATE: Colaizzi and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, through his spokeswoman, pledged to work together to pick a replacement. Ravenstahl does not have any particular candidates or qualities in mind, and wants an open application process, spokeswoman Joanna Doven said. (Trib, Tim Puko)