community + cultural info
Friends and Neighbors and Fellow Architects of Sustainable Change,
The news below sets blueprints for great things to come. Ours is a
of community fix-up. Your buzz in helping our public landscape is
This month, more than 1,000 additional contacts are getting this blast.
brings us closer to polling and eVote efforts, the likes of which the
has never seen. :)
1. Today's Press Release from FreeTeam.Org for candidates
2. Last weeks Trib coverage
3. Planning meetings set at Alpha Chimp Studios
Media alert: April 30 press event
4. South Side Market House
5. Vote May 20 but Ferlo's GOPers gotta opt-out ASAP
6. Builders, architects - Civic Arena and PERCs
7. Mayor's Commission on Public Education scolding
8. Shoot, Scoot, Loot
+ FreeTeam.Org has a NEWS Release for today, April 17, 2003.
The entire press release is not posted to conserve bandwidth. Media and
those with any political interests, please get the release and learn
candidates for public office can get a gratis computer.
+ Last week's Trib ran an article about our Youth & Recreation Task
with the Pgh Interfaith Network. Mayor Murphy says costs are > $600K.
of touch. Donors are knocking at his door and the costs are $0.
Background --> http://Dorm.CLOH.Org
It would be nice if the city's leaders would read (or at least
the contracts they sign. Our city's cable franchise agreement:
> 5.3 Senior Community Centers and Recreation Centers. Upon completion
> initial Upgrade, Franchisee shall provide up to eighty (80) cable
> Internet access service, to every Senior Community Center and
> operated or otherwise under the control of the City.
Funny how the Trib can have its reporter be with Marines in Iraq and
burried bunkers with W.M.D. -- yet details of local "weapons of mass
instruction" posted on the city's web pages are not discovered.
"Way to go Carl!"
+ Amazing planning meetings are occuring at Alpha Chimp Studios.
invited. Please RSVP. Round one has 20 meetings to occur with up to 15
people each. The schedule for May and June is now posted. A press
will happen at 3 pm on April 30. Joint news releases from your
or individual statements are welcomed too.
+ South Side Market House Children's Athletic Assn:
General Membership Meeting, 6:30 pm, Friday, May 2
Family Bingo Night, 6 pm, Friday, May 9
In 2004, Pitt's SPRING blue-gold football game, should be played at
South High's Stadium, not at a suburban setting. But, we need to get
bridges (Ft. Pitt & McArdle) opened first. Consider the tailgate and
along East Carson Street from the UPMC Sports Facility to 9th Street.
South Side Spring Sports Block Party.
+ Primary Election Day is May 20, 2003. Jim Ferlo departed City Council
join the PA State Senate and on May 20, an important vote is to happen
the Primary Race among Democrats. My good GOP friends of THAT District
to Monday, April 21 switch parties and opt-into that PRIMARY. There is
city republican running for the race. Get two forms and come on back
21st. Same too for Greens and Libs. Go to the 6th floor, County Office
Bldg., 412-350-4500 = election department.
In my humble opinion, Mitch Kates should get the nod of the
and go to City Council. He was so close in the special election (25
as were the others. There were too many in the field! But that has
for the better this time. The city's machine politician was nearly
then. Now we need to make it so. http://www.MitchKates.Com
+ Builders, architects - Civic Arena and PERCs
Now that the Civic Arena isn't historic, we should do something
Sala wants to move it off of the hill. Sure, let's think about that and
it a school and community project. How heavy is it? What is its area?
we re-install the Civic Arena's dome to the Riverfront in Hazelwood as
of the 177 acre site owned by the foundations? Then what?
These questions would make perfect academic year challenges for
children as well as community interaction at the PERCs (Parent
Resource Centers). We have five PERCs: north, east, south, west -- and
central -- perfectly situationed right next to and above the arena.
We have to 2007 and architects could do plenty to get the kids
measuring and thinking about spaces we all share.
It isn't just about bricks and mortar.
+ The Mayor's Commission on Public Education established by the third
Dem. Mayor Tom Murphy, and lead by former City of Pittsburgh Director
City Planning, Eliose Hirsh, seems to be running an entirely dishonest,
cheap, low and utterly hollow affair.
My critical remarks in the past were policy and process driven.
scolding is about "justice." Her embarrassingly obvious lies about
engagement" are contrasted with these deeds.
I've said, "Their citizen engagement efforts are failures." So, now
been expelled from their email notices. I was subscribed to their email
blast list when it had 40 members. I noticed my REMOVAL as the list
248. Now that it is with 306, my address is still ABSENT. Direct calls
emails have been ingnored.
Director E. Hirsh was asked in front of 60 people at the
Bloomfield-Garfield Corp to re-subscribe me to the commission's
only) list -- and she said, "Thanks."
Now I'll ask to be RE-SUBSCRIBED for the "ump-teenth" time --
+ Shoot, Scoot, Loot
Coalition forces entered Iraq and seized control of the oil fields.
physical prize of the war is the natural resource, oil. Too bad about
museum. However, the real prize of the war is harder to measure:
Freedom is NOT free. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
+ Thanks for listening to my 'hoots.'
I'll do the same for you and yours. And, getting onto or off of
412-Public-Remarks is easy. Send me an email, Mark@Rauterkus.com or go
http://CLOH.Org http://Sunnyhill.org http://www.Deliberate.com
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