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Shall Pittsburgh have Open Government?
ittsburgh's decline over the past decades has, in large part, been the result of bad policy and mis-management by elected and appointed public officials. Pittsburghers have suffered and are continuing to pay for things which have been occurring behind our backs.
How does this happen? It's been difficult, if not impossible, for residents to learn what is going on inside City government in a timely manner. We only find out after it's too late. We can't object or, for that matter, even give informed consent. Consequently, we are unable to hold our public officials accountable.
What can we do about it? The best solution is to pass the Open Government Amendment to Pittsburgh's City Charter (printable flier). First, though, it will need to be placed on the November 2013 ballot, which requires collecting 9,000 valid signatures from people registered to vote in the City of Pittsburgh (we'd like to get 15-20,000 just to be safe). This year they can only be collected from June 18th to August 6th.
Your signature and any other assistance you can give will help to make the Open Government Amendment possible.