In the middle of the night on Monday, The Act 47 Coordinators sent a letter to City Council Members and the Mayor in anticipation of a resolution to support an amended Act 47 Five Year Recovery Plan for Pittsburgh.  The Act 47 Coordinators agreed to add 30 out of Council’s 42 amendments to the plan and took the initiative to thank City Council Finance Chairman Bill Peduto.

“Thank you again, for your tremendous leadership, good counsel and advice in bringing us to this point.”  Only two weeks earlier, the recovery plan seemed doomed and lacked the needed five votes to pass it.  As the Coordinators noted, the final 6-3 was realized by Bill’s resolve to put together an amended plan through City Council that could earn the Coordinator’s support and get the votes needed to pass it.