On Monday evening I had the pleasure to attend a forum of the candidates for mayor of Pittsburgh. This forum was held in the Elliot section of the city, and all three candidates were invited. Only Kevin Acklin and Franco "Dok" Harris attended. Both spent the next hour-and-a-half giving me and my fellow city residents their view of what the city's future could and should be.
Two things stood out. First is the great love both of these men have for our city, and second was another example of my "fringe" neighborhood being marginalized or completely forgotten by our current mayor. But should I expect anything more? My City Council person obviously did not think it was important enough to show up either.
I would never presume to tell anyone whom to vote for, nor would I tell the city whom I plan to vote for in this venue, but I will tell you, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl does not deserve my or anyone else's vote.
SCOTT A. CRAWFORD