City Of Pittsburgh Finds $6M To Pave Streets

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The city of Pittsburgh has apparently found $6 million to pave streets.

“We’ve scrubbed some old accounts and we put together what would constitute a credible paving program,” Pittsburgh Operations Director Duane Ashley said.

He says the administration will disregard City Council’s wishes which aim to spread the money equally over the nine districts.

“We’re the executive side of city government and they’re the legislative side,” Ashley said. “Our role is to make informed decisions based on the available information at our disposal and we’re going to act accordingly.”

City Councilman Bill Peduto says council tried to divide the money equally because it doesn’t trust the administration to pave the neediest streets first.

“What we saw time after time is that asphalt was being used for political purposes – not where it was needed the most,” he said.

Ashley disagrees, but says $6 million isn’t enough to deal with the overall need.

“We’re going to present some counter proposals City Council so that we can optimize the available dollars at this point in time,” he said.

More Politics News
More Reports By Andy Sheehan
City Of Pittsburgh
City Council

  • Level Green

    I find quarters in my couch and these knuckleheads find $6M laying around. $6M from a city thats broke. They are all incompetent.

    If the people of Pittsburgh re elect anyone currently in office, they are out their minds.

    • John

      Agreed! Vote All the bums out of office regardless of party affiliation. That’s the only way to stamp out government corruption. I’m betting the 6 million dollars goes to no bid contractors that have a very cozy relationship with the elected officials.
      These contractors will use the usual low grade materials guaranteeing future work.

  • Rebecca Ashley Conley

    hmmmmmm! first we don’t have any money then we experience a miracle and find $6m?!?!?!?!?! this city is a financial disaster council members and the mayor should take a budgeting class. and instead of posing for photos that make headlines why don’t they help pave the potholes???? it’s time for a more hands-on approach to politics in this city

  • Eyes Wide Open

    It’s sad that they finally are taking strides to fix the current infrastructure, instead of building tunnels to nowhere. Gee, 150 million would have been real handy to fix the roads 3 years ago…

  • 1-2-3

    Now, can we get them to pave the main streets or will they pave the streets in front of their own homes and friends. Like Darlene Harris did on the road to her home. That’s what happens when one party controls the offices for the last 80 years, it’s a shame.

  • eddiethesnitch

    I’d love to be at the table where they discuss how they’re going to sell it to the public that they somehow found $6 mil. That CMU professor was SO CORRECT a couple months ago in saying the worst thing about the city is city council.

  • govt sux

    just think, if everyone on your street paid to fill the pot holes, garbage pick up and snow removal (instead of paying the city taxes), it would get done quicker and cheaper.

  • suzyq2

    Could I find out just exactly where they were looking when they found 6 mil?

  • Luke R

    Politicians bank accounts, Suzy q

blog comments powered by Disqus
Bringing You The Best in Sports Talk Radio
Download And Win Today!

Listen Live