Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Allegheny county council member Jan Rea says she is concerned that a board overseeing the spending of more than $6-million a year has very little accountability. She says the “Allegheny County Economic Development, Community Infrastructure and Tourism Board” will be appointed by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and will dole out $6.6 million a year in gaming money. She says she is not sure why there needs to be any new board created at all but if there has to be, the members should at least have to be approved by the County Council. Rea has scheduled a public hearing on the creation and operation of the board Thursday at 5:00pm in the Gold room of the County Courthouse.