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Politics & Government

How Pittsburgh’s New Leadership Performed in 2014

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Josh Raulerson
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90.5 WESA

From a new mayor to a new Police Chief, the City of Pittsburgh saw sweeping change among its leadership. Chris Potter of the Post-Gazette talks about Bill Peduto ushering in a new era of transparency in city government and how the hiring of police chief Cameron McLay will impact community/police relations.

Peduto has some accomplishments to be proud of, Potter acknowledged, citing in particular the formation of a new public safety team, an accord with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority and a sympathetic city council. With regard to the new police chief, Potter suggests that McLay has already demonstrated a new approach to policing in Pittsburgh.

Both Peduto and McLay have plenty of work ahead, Potter acknowledges, but the new figureheads of Pittsburgh leadership seem to be making the changes they envisioned.