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  103. Goodnight, Malnight
    Time to Resign
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    Request to Resign
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    TIME TO RESIGN
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    Oakland Resident
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[HOME]

  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
  112. Path of Dignity or Path of Tragedy
  113. Follow-Up Letter to Mayor William Peduto
  114. Letter to the Editor
  115. A Tragic Practice
  116. The Legal Rape of Oakland
  117. Legal Rape Continues
  118. Pitt Refuses To Respond
  119. Requests for Lawsuits Against Pitt
  120. Letter To District Attorney
  121. Pittsburgh City Council Dishonesty
  122. Betrayals, Dishonesty
    & Moral Corruption
  123. It Is a Student Community
  124. Letter of Gratitude
  125. A Bold New Vision for Oakland
  126. Shameful Planning Commission Meeting Oakland Crossings

Pittsburgh City Council Dishonesty

The following letter was sent to Pittsburgh
City Councilman Bruce Kraus on October 14, 2021.


Councilman Bruce Kraus,

Re: Development in Oakland by Walnut Capital

Here is an article by Ryan Deto in the October 13 Pittsburgh City Paper: https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/factions-in-oakland-are-fighting-to-determine-the-future-of-the-neighborhoods-development/Content?oid=20360179

Here is a quote from that article about the City Council hearing on October 5:

"I hope we don't throw the baby out with the water," said Kraus on Oct. 5 after announcing that council will take a bit more time to review the proposal before voting.

"But we have time to do that, to work through what it is, and find the best solution that interests the community."

Here is an article by Mark Belko in the October 13 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: https://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2021/10/13/council-Oakland-Walnut-Capital-Kraus-Peduto-Oakland-Planning-and-Development-Corporation-Isaly-s/stories/202110130161

Here is a quote from that article about the City Council hearing on October 13:

"Council voted 8-0, with one abstention, to send the legislation — amended to address concerns about building heights and other issues — to the city planning commission for a hearing and recommendation."

The October 13 hearing occurred without any consultation with residents of Oakland, or the Registered Community Organization, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation.

You were deliberately dishonest with the Oakland community at the October 5 hearing. The 8 council members who voted to pass the legislation on October 13, also share with you that shameful dishonesty.

Carlino Giampolo

Note: Councilman Bruce Kraus did not respond.


Note: Here are two additional statements that council members made at the October 5 hearing:

Councilman Bruce Kraus said he forgot to have the amended bill (which he helped Walnut Capital write) posted to the council website for the public to review before the vote.

Was this another deliberate act of dishonesty by Bruce Kraus?

Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess stated his intent to vote to pass the bill, regardless of the Planning Commission's findings.

This position by Reverend Burgess is one more example of the Pittsburgh City Council employing this corrupt and destructive practice: To label, then love or hate the label.

The Walnut Capital project is labeled as a benefit for the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Walnut Capital. He loves the label. He has no interest in understanding the pain of Oakland residents.

What makes his position more egregious is that, as a black man, he has been labeled by others as such. He knows the pain that black men and women have suffered simply because of being labeled as black. People hate the label with no interest in understanding the person being labeled.

The concept of understanding requires a comprehensive gathering of information, interpretation, discernment, assessment, inference, appreciation, and valuation.

Time for city government officials to end their corrupt and destructive practice: To label, then love or hate the label.

 
 

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