Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Tonya Payne would like to see the city take over ownership for Freedom Corner in the Hill District. The Monument is currently owned by the Urban Redevolpment Authority. Ms. Payne says she does not forsee any problems in the city acquiring the monument because she is on the board, Senator Jim Ferlo who is on the board has already donated $500 to a trust fund for the monument and the Mayor's chief of staff is on the board as well. After the URA Board approves transition the City council of PIttsburgh would have to approve it, followed by the Mayor.