Council members, who later admitted that they had not read the two-page amendment, approved the "rainy day fund" in a 13-1 vote, with only Joan Cleary, D-Brentwood, opposed.
Upon examination of the amendment, however, members learned that it provided restrictions on how the fund could be appropriated and raised the number of votes such expenditures would require. (P-G, Dan Majors)
Yeah, those 2-page documents can be a real bear.
Some council members said they had been lied to and that Mr. McCullough had "pulled a fast one." During the course of the discussion, there was shouting, interruptions, profanity, insults and, at one point, the throwing of a copy of the amendment to the floor. (ibid)
Congratulations Pittsburgh City Council, looks like you won yesterday's daily Dignity Prize in a squeaker!
*-Er, UPDATE: Obviously we are just kidding our good friends at County Council over such minor, endearing foibles! In actuality they are all more than alright, and today would be a good day to let them know you feel that way regarding the passage of the service equity bill -- personally via telephone or e-mail or even through a letter to the editor. We wouldn't want them to get them "incensed" all over again!