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The commission’s eventual 35 members, to be chosen by the mayor and Youth Policy Manager Neil Parham, will be charged to “ensure that the city of Pittsburgh remains competitive to attract and retain young people,” Mr. Ravenstahl, 27, said. “What better way to talk about those issues than having young people at the table, talking about issues that are important to us, and moving forward with aggressive agendas on the city government level?”

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  1. theburgher
    April 10, 2007 9:38 pm

    Nothing says action like a study group.

    Here are the only ways to attract youths to Pittsburgh:

    1. Good-paying entry level jobs (with potential for promotion).

    2. Improve the weather.

    I’d focus on number one.

  2. WrigleyGrec
    April 10, 2007 9:47 pm

    Few others to add to your list:
    1. Allegheny County property taxes maybe coming down to ohhh I don’t know below NYC, San Francisco and LA

    2. Some affordable ($200K) condos instead of all the $350K + two bedrooms they are building downtown.

    3. Growing the transit system rather than cutting the service.

  3. Dano
    April 11, 2007 10:46 am

    Is it bad that I saw Mayor Luke talking about the new Pens arena (soon to be named the PittGirl ice complex)at home on the news and he said moving forward and I had to have a shot? I didnt think so either….

  4. Char
    April 11, 2007 11:27 am


    Are you sure you won’t re-consider expanding The Rules to include the use of “moving forward” by local politicos and big-wigs who are clearly using the term to move forward Ravenstahl’s agenda of moving forward?

  5. spoon
    April 11, 2007 12:38 pm

    Char, if the rules were expanded to include local politicos and big-wigs we’d never wake up in time to watch the Pens playoff games.

    Though putting the city into a drunken stupor may be the only way some of these jagoffs will get re-elected.