After a couple of trips to court and some tense moments in council chambers, InsolvenCity's 'community conversation on electronic signs and billboards' is scheduled to resume this evening at a public meeting conducted by the Department of City Planning.
A featured guest: Christopher J. Duerksen of Clarion Associates, a Denver lawyer with a handy resume but no obvious reason for participating in Pittsburgh's 'community conversation.'
Also featured: Nancy Clanton, a lighting expert based in Boulder, Colorado.
Can anyone illuminate the funding source for the expedition of two Colorado luminaries to Pittsburgh (likely a $10,000 trip, counting hourly rates, travel and lodging)? Identifying the funding source should shed light on the issue of the purpose of these experts' participation in Pittsburgh's billboard debates.
Wilkinsburg voting with its wallet
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