Watch the video here.
KEVIN PLEDGES VOLUNTEERISM, PROPOSES "PITTSBURGH PRIDE CORPS"
The city-backed, community-oriented program would lead clean-ups, planting, park projects, and any kind of neighborhood improvement we need in Pittsburgh. The Pride Corps would be modeled after Renew Pittsburgh, Kevin's own volunteer organization.
Read Kevin's remarks. Read the press release.
KEVIN MAKES HIS CLOSING ARGUMENT
We'll have more information coming later today. For now, see the front page news in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, clips from the debate at WTAE, and a lengthy breakdown of the story at the Pittsburgh Comet.
KEVIN PROFILED IN THE POST-GAZETTE
Read the press release. Read Kevin's remarks. Read Kevin's budget proposal.
KEVIN STANDS UP FOR OUR LIBRARIES
"Cleveland spends seven times as much" on its libraries as Pittsburgh does, Kevin tells the PG's Diana Nelson Jones. Read the Post-Gazette article.
KEVIN UNVEILS HIS PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN
"Making a Difference," airing now, is the first tv spot of the mayoral campaign. Watch it here.
Years of neglect. A catastrophic state takeover hanging over our heads. Pittsburgh needs real leadership for its pension fund crisis, and Kevin delivers: a plan that restores funding above the critical 50% level in two years without privatizing city assets, eliminating union jobs, raising taxes, or cutting services.
September 9, 2009 | Read the Press Release. Read Kevin's Full Speech. Read news coveragehere and here. See the video of Kevin's remarks. See the first half of the Q&A session. See the second half of the Q&A session.
September 10, 2009 | UPDATE: See the URA document from which Kevin gets his numbers.
After eight weeks without a response to his first challenge, Kevin once more calls for four debates between now and the November 3rd general election: "The people of Pittsburgh deserve a Mayor who's willing to face them, his opponent, and the hard questions of how to support our families and improve our neighborhoods."
September 3, 2009 | Read the Press Release
"I SHARE THE PAIN AND DISAPPOINTMENT THAT OUR CITY EMPLOYEES ARE FEELING TODAY"
Mayor Ravenstahl's Chief of Staff last week hurled insults at key legislators in Harrisburg. The Mayor defended him. Kevin thinks their lack of professionalism is jeopardizing Pittsburgh's financial future, and he's calling for a resignation.
August 24, 2009 | Read Kevin's statement. Read more here.
"I WOULD HAVE A FAR DIFFERENT SET OF PRIORITIES"
Kevin's bold four-point plan, a "New Deal for Neighborhoods," proposes the use of federal stimulus funds to solve the abandoned housing problem.
JUL 14, 2009 | Read more here, here, and here.
Posted by Adam Schloss
On the Campaign Trail
Going out to cover all of the neighborhoods in Pittsburgh gives us a different perspective on how people feel about where they live. You might hear something on TV, but you probably wonít get the full picture on how it affects a community day-to-day... [Read More of This Post]