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Mayor Ravenstahl and Diversity – Competing Press Releases & Headlines

a look at some of the recent headlines around Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and diversity in the City of Pittsburgh

Mayor Ravenstahl and Diversity – Competing Press Releases & Headlines

a look at some of the recent headlines around Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and diversity in the City of Pittsburgh

Storified by progresspgh · Fri, Aug 24 2012 07:55:10

Press Release from the Mayor’s office on August 20 

“MAYOR ANNOUNCES THE START OF THE MOST DIVERSE POLICE CLASS IN CITY’S RECENT HISTORY”

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl · Press Release(PITTSBURGH) Aug. 20 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced the start of the City’s newest police class, which is marked by the highest di…
Its interesting that this press release was 1 week after the Post-Gazette pointed out that the mayor has not filled one of the reports on board diversity

“Six reports should be part of the public record, but none exist.
Each report would have been the responsibility of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who took office eight months after the passage of the Fair Representation law. The law outlines efforts toward diversity and transparency in board appointments.”

Ravenstahl’s office fails to provide report on Pittsburgh board diversityPittsburgh’s mayor’s office has been required since 2006 to produce an annual report showing at least the gender, age and ZIP code of mem…
And one day after the PG Editorial taking the mayor to ask on the issue

“But the law requires the annual reports to list appointees’ age and ZIP code, too — and the administration said that it doesn’t know why the annual reports weren’t compiled.”

For the record: The city must do a better job of tracking diversityIn 2006, a young Pittsburgh councilman named Luke Ravenstahl co-sponsored the Fair Representation ordinance, which required the mayor’s o…
In the same week the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is accused of Discrimination by the ACLU
Pittsburgh Bureau Of Police Accused Of DiscriminationPITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The ACLU has filed a class-action lawsuit again the Pittsburgh Police Bureau claiming racial discrimination in its hi…
More recent articles on Ravenstahl and diversity this week from the City Paper and New Pittsburgh Courier
Despite minority-recruiting efforts, Pittsburgh’s newest police class is only 5 percent black. http://www.pghcitypaper.com/Blogh/archives/2012/08/20/ravenstahl-we-are-too-diverseChris Potter
The New Pittsburgh Courier OnlineNew Pittsburgh Courier – one of the oldest and most prestigious Black newspapers in the United States – part of Real Times Media, LLC – t…
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