Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Few Questions Rob Stephany Won't Answer

Rob Stephany, Executive Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, is reported to have asked developers to contact the mayor's office, city council members and the media to express objections to a "potential 'living wage' policy."

Several questions for Mr. Stephany:

(1) Have you solicited similar opposition to prevailing wage laws for construction workers, which inflate development costs?

(2) Do you oppose prevailing wage laws for construction workers?

(3) Can you recognize the logical inconsistency in your positions?

(4) Are you man enough to try to explain that logical inconsistency?

The upside is that the more time Mr. Stephany spends solicitoring sob stories from developers for the mayor's office, the less time he can devote to wasting taxpayer funds and wrecking neighborhoods.

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