Statement before the                                Glenn A. Walsh

    Council of the                                                P.O. Box 1041

 City of                                                   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15230-1041 U.S.A.

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                                                                                                2005 February 8


Good morning, I am Glenn A. Walsh of 633 Royce Avenue, Mt. Lebanon. Today, I am representing no formal organization.


Today, you will be asked to support self-determination by Pittsburgh city neighborhoods. That is the real issue.


Specifically, today you will be asked to support self-determination for the Mt. Washington neighborhood, by supporting the veto of the rezoning of a property on Virginia Avenue, issued last week by Mayor Tom Murphy. By this veto, the Mayor has shown that he supports self-determination of neighborhoods.


If self-determination for the Mt. Washington neighborhood is not supported in this Council today, where will this all end? One day, there will be a neighborhood in your district that wishes self-determination. Will their pleas also be ignored by this Council?


Self-determination by Pittsburgh city neighborhoods, by itself, is a prime reason to support Mayor Tom Murphy’s veto today.


Thank you.