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  103. Goodnight, Malnight
    Time to Resign
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    Request to Resign
  105. Pitt Quarantine Policy
  106. Patrick Gallagher
    TIME TO RESIGN
  107. Thoughts of an
    Oakland Resident
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  109. Letter to Dean of Students
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  111. Criminal & Civil Liability
 
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  1. Introduction
  2. Open Letter to the Board of Trustees
  3. University's Response to Open Letter
  4. Response to University
  5. YouTube Documentary
  6. Preuniversity Settlers
  7. Oakland Bill of Rights
  8. Declaration of Freedom
  9. Problems
  10. Solutions
  11. Actions
  12. UPMC
  13. PITT
    SempleFest
  14. Jul. '09
  15. Aug. '09
  16. Sept. '09
  17. Oct. '09
  18. Origin of SOUL
  19. WPXI - Group talks trash
  20. National Disgrace
  21. Gratitude
  22. Support Letters
  23. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  24. Pittsburgh City Paper
  25. Media - Broken Trust?
  26. Feb. '10
  27. Jun. '10
  28. Done Deal?
  29. Mayor's Reply
  30. Pitt Fireworks
  31. Pitt Fireworks
  32. Pitt Fireworks
  33. Aug. '10
  34. Sep. '10
  35. Letter to Legislators
  36. Letter to Chancellor
  37. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  38. A Call for Compassion
  39. WPXI Coverage
  40. Human Dignity
  41. Letter to the Editor
  42. SempleFest
  43. Request for Apology
  44. The Shame of a University
  45. Firebombs Must End
  46. Call To Action
  47. Fireworks Press Release
  48. Shadow on the Lawn
  49. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article
  50. Right-to-Know Law Testimony
  51. University Impact Aid Law
  52. Proposal University Impact Aid Law
  53. Nordenberg Must Resign
  54. Allegheny County Council Testimony
  55. Time for New Leadership Message
  56. Time for New Leadership Testimony
  57. Class-Action Lawsuit?
  58. Nordenberg Must Resign Paid Message
  59. Time for A New Beginning
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Letter to the Editor
  62. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  63. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article
  64. A New Paradigm
  65. In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato
  66. Symbol of Domination
  67. Revised University Impact Aid Proposal
  68. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  69. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  70. Community Objectives
  71. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  72. City Planning Commission Testimonies
  73. Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
  74. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  75. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  76. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  77. End The Shame
  78. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  79. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  80. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  81. March from P.H. to The Run
  82. Decimation of an Urban Community
  83. Public Comments
  84. 18 Questions
  85. Dishonest Public Position
  86. Belief Precedes Experience
  87. City Council Public Comments
  88. A Sacred Place
  89. Investigations Needed by Oakland Residential Community
  90. Letter to Council President
  91. March from P.H. to The Run
  92. Lack of Integrity
  93. SOUL Program Implementation
  94. Brookings Institution Study
  95. Robots In Oakland
  96. Fiduciary Duty
  97. Fiduciary Duty
    Follow-Up
  98. Moratorium
  99. Letter to Council President
  100. Criminal Investigation
  101. Request to D.A.
  102. Request to Supporters
  103. Goodnight, Malnight
    Time to Resign
  104. Responses for
    Request to Resign
  105. Pitt Quarantine Policy
  106. Patrick Gallagher
    TIME TO RESIGN
  107. Thoughts of an
    Oakland Resident
  108. Unconscionable Pitt Policy
  109. Letter to Dean of Students
  110. Follow-Up Letter to Dean of Students
  111. Criminal & Civil Liability

Goodnight, Malnight.
Time to Resign

The following letter to Steven Malnight was sent on June 1, 2020.

President and CEO Steven Malnight
Duquesne Light Company

Re: Goodnight, Malnight. Time to Resign

Steven Malnight,

Time to resign! You are not a leader our community wants or deserves. Below is a May 19 letter which you completely ignored. This is yet one more example of a leader making decisions that severely impact the lives of others and then choosing silence when those people reach out, as if their concerns and lives are worthless. It is time for you to resign and make space for a new leader who will respect the dignity of the people in our community.

In the past, we have called for the resignation of CMU President Subra Suresh who ignored our concerns about the project now called the Mon-Oakland Connector. Although he gave no public reasons for resigning, we hope it is because he realized that he did not want to become further involved in the moral corruption of Pittsburgh politics, and also did not want to destroy neighborhoods and cause others to suffer simply for economic profit to his university and the city. He now has a new opportunity to continue his life's works in a more dignified environment, allowing him to live out the remainder of his life with a clear conscious.

In contrast to your shameful disregard of our concerns, Senior Assistant Consumer Advocate Attorney Darryl Lawrence responded to our letter (see below) on the first working day following receipt. He had the moral courage to respond and thus, even though he could not provide us with the legal assistance we sought. he will always have the respect and admiration of our community.

There is one more action we demand from you: Remove the name "Panther Hollow" from Duquesne Light's disgraced and morally corrupt project. We deeply honor the heritage of our history and all of the people who came before us to make Panther Hollow an iconic, special neighborhood. Duquesne Light's project will eventually destroy our neighborhood, and you know it. Replace this disreputable project's name with: Duquesne Light Riazzi Substation in Schenley Park.

By copy of this letter, we are once again requesting District Attorney Stephen Zappala to investigate deeper beneath the numerous red flags of moral corruption in Pittsburgh politics. We are also requesting the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation Board of Directors to fulfill their important fiduciary duty to our community by providing legal assistance for the well-known issues that are impacting our community.

You do not adhere to the moral principle that the means to an end is more important than the end itself. When people fear that they will not achieve the results they want, they will then resort to actions that causes them to lose their own dignity. Time for you to resign and move on. Take your shame with you.

Carlino Giampolo
www.OaklandDignity.com


(The following letter from Darryl Lawrence
was sent on May 26, 2020.)

Re: Request for Legal Assistance

Mr. Giampolo,

Thank you for contacting our office with your concerns. The Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) represents ratepayers before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) in matters related to rate increases, billing concerns, customer service and other public utility issues. I understand that part of your concerns as detailed in your message involve Duquesne Light, it appears, however, that those concerns focus on the actions of local elected officials and/or involve legal issues as to wills or property interests. The OCA does not provide legal assistance in those areas.

If you have concerns related to potential environmental impacts from the projects you mention below, you should direct those concerns to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. If you have general concerns about Duquesne Light’s handling of the Riazzi Substation project as it relates to you personally, you can contact the PUC's hotline at 1-800-692-7380 and either file an informal or formal complaint.

Thank you for sharing your concerns.

Darryl Lawrence
Senior Assistant Consumer Advocate
Office of Consumer Advocate


(The following letter to Darryl Lawrence
was sent on May 23, 2020.)

Darryl Lawrence, Esquire
Office of Consumer Advocate
555 Walnut Street 5th Floor
Forum Place
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1923

Dear Mr. Lawrence,

Let me be succinct: The community of Panther Hollow and the greater neighborhood of Oakland need your legal expertise to protect and preserve our communities from further decimation. Be the beacon of hope and inspiration to end the moral corruption that is slowly destroying our communities.

Here are three interconnected, morally corrupt issues:

1) Duquesne Light Riazzi Substation in Panther Hollow. Does this project violate the will of Mary Schenley? If not, why did the Pittsburgh City Council act secretly in passing Bill No. 2020-0007? See the letter to Councilman Bruce Kraus at www.OaklandDignity.com Link 100. I am now certain that my May 19 letter below to Duquesne Light President Steven Malnight will go unanswered.

2) Mon-Oakland Connector. The City of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh are attempting to renege on an agreement with the community of Panther Hollow that has been in existence for nearly 40 years. See the front of www.OaklandDignity.com titled: "Path of Dignity or Path of Tragedy."

3) University of Pittsburgh Institutional Master Plan. The university refuses to provide a Neighborhood Impact Study as to how this massive plan will affect our community. Such a study is needed even more so now because of the spread of Covid-19.

The University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, the City of Pittsburgh, and the three foundation owners of Hazelwood Green act with impunity due to the lack of legal oversight. Your actions can be the impetus for other legal entities to have the courage to finally step forward in support of our communities.

Looking forward to your compassionate positive response.

Sincerely,
Carlino Giampolo


(The following letter to Steven Malnight was sent on May 19, 2020.)

President and CEO Steven Malnight
Duquesne Light Company

Re: Duquesne Light Riazzi Substation in Panther Hollow

Mr. Malnight,

The Panther Hollow community and the OPDC Board of Directors have serious concerns about the above project. You can delegate authority for this project, but you cannot delegate responsibility. Our community expects you to respond expeditiously and with full transparency to the following questions:

1) The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved the size of the transformers. Is there a legal requirement that Duquesne Light Company must provide notice to the community for a public hearing on this approval? What was the date of the hearing, and did DLC give notice to OPDC or the residents of Panther Hollow for this hearing?

2) Has Duquesne Light Company received permission from PJM (Pennsylvania, Jersey, Maryland Power Pool) to proceed with this project? If so, when was permission granted, and could you provide all documentation of this permission?

3) On January 10, 2020, Pittsburgh City Council introduced Bill No. 2020-0007 concerning this project, and it was signed into law by Mayor William Peduto on February 13. Did either you or any representative of DLC communicate with Councilman Bruce Kraus or the mayor concerning this bill prior to January 10, 2020? If so, please provide all dates, locations, participants, and minutes of the communications.

4) You certainly should be fully aware of the health and environmental concerns our community has about this project. Did Duquesne Light Company ever do a Neighborhood Impact Study as to how this project will impact the residents of Panther Hollow and the greater Oakland neighborhood?

5) If no impact study was done, how are you 100% certain that there are no negative health and environmental impacts on residents?

6) The DLC property for this substation is located inside Schenley Park. Because of this location, does DLC need to conform to any additional requirements according to the will of Mary Schenley?

7) Did Duquesne Light Company receive a permit from the Department of Environmental Protection? If so, when was it granted and where is the documentation?

8) Did you meet with University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and/or Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian concerning this project? If so, please provide all dates, locations, participants, and minutes of the meetings.

9) Have other members of DLC met with representatives of Pitt and CMU concerning this project? If so, provide all dates from the earliest to the present, as well as all locations, participants, and minutes, of the meetings.

Everything has changed since the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The urgency of matters of life and death have been heightened. University administrators and their supporters, such as Duquesne Light Company, now have a much greater responsibility to the community.

You are responsible for your actions and the consequences of your actions concerning this project. Please provide answers expeditiously to the above questions, and to any questions that members of the OPDC Board of Directors may have in their capacity of having a fiduciary duty to our community.

Sincerely,

Carlino Giampolo

 

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