It’s a new year –
And when Bill Peduto puts his hand on the Bible –
And takes the oath of office January 6th –
Pittsburgh will finally have a new mayor.
The outgoing mayor pretty much disappeared after he decided not to run again.
His absence often made it seem the city was adrift.
But in November – Pittsburgh got a new mayor-elect –
And there seemed to be renewed energy on Grant Street.
Bill Peduto immediately outlined what he wanted to accomplish.
He introduced his top administrative team.
And in a matter of weeks – maybe even days –
He’s expected to name department heads and a new police chief.
He has outlined an ambitious agenda –
And faces some serious challenges.
But for ten months – Pittsburgh has been like a boat with one oar in the water.
On January 6th – we finally get that second oar.
Let’s see where Bill Peduto takes us.