PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh City Council calls for post agenda session with the administration on storm water management in light of the Washington Boulevard tragedy.
Councilman Patrick Dowd says council has requested specifics on storm water management from the administration since February of 2010.
“At this point, we have heard nothing from the administration officially as to what their position is regarding storm water management,” Dowd said. “And so, I was merely asking if we have a cablecast post agenda.”
Dowd sits on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board. He also says Allegheny River Boulevard because of its elevation at the end of Washington Boulevard, creates a dam effect and that too should be address.
Councilman Doug Shields refers to a performance review of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority conducted in 2009 which raises questions about how the authority operates.
“One of the items in the report notes over 20 years, the executive director average term in the position is 1.5 years,” he said. “The CFO has rolled over five or six times. The chief engineering – you know, when you have that kind of churning inside of an organization, private, nonprofit or whatever, it’s not going to be a strong organization.”
He says those issues will be addressed at the post agenda session next month.