billdougjoemacThe annual Pennsylvania Federation of College Democrats convention was held  in Oakland at the University of Pittsburgh in early April this year.  Students who attended the convention got a lesson in local government at the City Council Roundtable, which was one of several opportunities that the students had that weekend to interact with local and state politicians.

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Councilman Bill Peduto, Council President Doug Shields, and Mac Booker answered questions from students, and spoke about their role in City government.  Topics of discussion included everything from the issue of the City County merger, to the background of the panelists and how they became involved in local politics.