PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Cooperation with City Council continues to be a hot button issue in the Pittsburgh mayoral race with Jack Wagner putting Bill Peduto on the defensive Thursday during a debate about not cooperating with some members of council.
“I’ve been down there 19 years. I don’t remember a time when all nine got along together,” said City Councilman Peduto. “We’re going to have differences and that’s going to happen.”
“If you disengage with a council member, you are in essence saying, ‘I am ignoring your constituent base,’” said Wagner, former auditor general.
KDKA’s John Shumway Reports:
The candidates were asked by KDKA Radio listeners if the new police chief will come from within or from a national search.
“We’ve got to clean house, and the way that you do it is you open it up and you bring new people in,” said Peduto.
Listen to the full debate here: