Pittsburgh city council members (with one exception, apparently) set aside intramural frictions and did the right thing today concerning the threatened long-term parking concession debacle.
When two guys from Morgan Stanley travel by air to warn against snooping around their deal, you know you're on the right track.
Unless the lone "no" vote was cast by someone favoring even more skeptical treatment of the mayor's proposal, that vote will decide the "Motznik's Successor As Mayor's BFF On Council" winner (Propositions Board, far right column).
UPDATE: That was quick. A council member reports that the nay was Rev. Ricky Burgess, and that his motivation was far from skepticism concerning the proposed sell-off. The Propositions Board will be updated to reflect that the favorite has coasted home, making Rev. Burgess, officially, Luke Ravenstahl's new BFF on council and the rightful occupant of the Motznik Advanced Chair In Mayoral Fealty; all relevant lines are CLOSED.
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