Today there were two news stories in Pittsburgh regarding the signs of our times.small-e-h

KDKA News published a story about the amazing response to Earth Hour 2009.  The international event had a record number of participants, and the City of Pittsburgh joined in last night from 8:30pm – 9:30pm.  Last year, Councilman Bill Peduto sponsored the City of Pittsburgh as one of only 370 cities worldwide that participated, but this year the movement spread to thousands of cities around the globe.

Another story written by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Mark Belko discusses the increasing numbers of neon sign advertisements that are popping up all over the downtown Pittsburgh skyline.  Councilman Bill Peduto believes that there must a better balance between the architectural integrity of our skyline and corporate sponsorship illuminating from it. Check out the story to read more about Councilman Peduto’s stance on the issue.