Yesterday, Councilman Bill Peduto held a press conference to present his plan for a clean government for the City of Pittsburgh. He presented several proposals, all with the goal of bringing an end to “Pay-to-Play” politics in our City.
These reforms include an amendment to lower the contribution limits in Mayor Ravenstahl’s proposed campaign finance reform legislation, and would cap contributions by individuals at $2,000 for Mayoral and City Controller races, and $1,000 for City Council races. They would also mandate the creation of an online, searchable database of all campaign contributions and all city contracts, and would put an end to all no-bid city contracts over $30,000. Lobbyists would be required to register annually with the City, and contract bidders would be required to disclose any payments to consultants and lobbyists.
To learn more, read the proposed package for clean government here:
What others are saying about Bill’s proposal to clean up City government:
- Peduto to Propose Changes in Rules On Campaign Donations – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
- Peduto: Time to End “Pay-to-Play” Politics – KDKA
- Campaign Finance Reform Bills on the Table – WTAE
- Peduto Bill Pushes for Reform of City Contracts, Campaign Contributions – Post Gazette
- End Pay to Play Legislative Package – WDUQ News