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  Pondering #4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mayor Tom Murphy is sure to ask for a mandate from all the voters in the May 2001 election.
Tom Murphy is a household name in Pittsburgh as he has been in the Mayor's office for two-terms already.
Tom Murphy has had good connections with a number of people who are with some powers in Pittsburgh and these would transcend into the Republican party at the time the polls open.
rauterkus.com /campaign-tactics/ponder03.html   (515 words)

 Reinventing Housing in Pittsburgh
Murphy is a former community organizer and CDC director who became a state legislator from the city's North Side in 1979 but lost his first bid for mayor in 1989.
During the 1970s, Tom Murphy was an active participant in the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Alliance, a now-defunct citywide coalition of community groups that asked the city to establish community advisory boards of elected volunteers in each resident-defined neighborhood that would generate proposals and have limited veto power over government.
Tom Murphy: Where we were in the late 70s and early 80s, in regard to community-based organizations, and where we are now has changed remarkably because the level of sophistication has changed, and expectations have changed.
www.nhi.org /online/issues/86/reinvpitt.html   (5130 words)

 Murphy Concedes
Murphy has consistently objected to running the toll road through the Nine Mile Run section of Squirrel Hill, Glenwood and Hazelwood.
Murphy voiced fears the northern alignment could harm plans for a $250 million, 750-unit housing development at Nine Mile Run, a new coke plant on the former LTV site in Hazelwood and other development prospects in the future.
Tom Fox, turnpike commission community involvement coordinator, reacted positively to the city-county communiqué.
www.faeco.telerama.com /murphy.htm   (536 words)

 Tom Murphy (mayor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The son of a steel worker, Murphy graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland in 1967 and received a graduate degree from Hunter College in urban studies in 1973.
Murphy was elected the mayor of Pittsburgh in 1993 and was sworn in in January of 1994.
Today, Murphy and his wife live in a self-restored, 150-year-old farmhouse in Pittsburgh where they raised their two daughters Shannon and Molly and son T.J. Murphy was one of Pennsylvania's presidential electors in 2000, casting his vote in favor of Al Gore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tom_Murphy_(mayor)   (658 words)

 FOXNews.com - Feds: Pittsburgh Ex-Mayor Agrees to Deal - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
Tom Murphy has agreed to cooperate with city officials and oversight boards to identify and rectify problems in existing laws relating to municipal labor negotiations and the awarding of contracts, U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said Monday.
If Murphy does everything required within one year and fully cooperates in all debriefings, provides evidence and testifies before any court or oversight board, the federal investigation will be closed and he will not be charged, Buchanan said.
Murphy's attorney, David J. Hickton, said that the state law that authorizes collective bargaining for police and firefighters, as well as arbitration to settle disputes, is flawed and that Murphy will participate in discussions to change it.
www.foxnews.com /wires/2006Jun26/0,4670,MayorUnionDeal,00.html   (284 words)

 Former Mayor Signs Agreement With Feds - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Murphy was investigated by the district attorney’s office for allegedly agreeing to the Pittsburgh firefighters' union contract in exchange for votes during an election.
Murphy agreed to assist in investigating the events surrounding the negotiation and execution of agreements related to the 2001 contract between the City of Pittsburgh and the Firefighters Union.
Murphy agreed to testify in proceedings in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
www.wpxi.com /news/9426488/detail.html   (726 words)

 Gotham Gazette: Urban Conversations: U.S. Mayors and Innovative Leadership
Mayor Tom Murphy of Pittsburgh, you succeeded after losing a referendum and then pushing it through the state legislature, is that correct?
Mayor Kay Barnes, Kansas City: We had an interesting experience in Kansas City with our arena issue; it was not doing well in the polling early on.
Mayor Tom Murphy, Pittsburgh: Well you get two messages from the voters: Don’t use public money for ball parks to pay for the greedy owners, but don’t you dare let these teams leave.
www.gothamgazette.com /print/1403   (1328 words)

 kdka.com - Murphy Remembers Time In Office Fondly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Murphy says he hopes he'll be remembered for the fact that he wasn't afraid to make a tough decision if he thought it was right for the city.
Murphy says he believes that Bob O'Connor has the potential to be a good mayor, as long as he remembers that he can't please everyone and has to say no sometimes.
Murphy says he's made the job easier for O'Connor because he was able to push reforms through the state legislature that have made the city's tax system fairer.
kdka.com /local/local_story_362193744.html   (443 words)

 Untitled Document
Murphy reaped from his actions, and requires the former Mayor to take certain actions to help ensure that future contracts are not awarded in a clandestine fashion.
Murphy benefitted in that the Union agreed not to picket against him at the Allegheny County Democratic Committee's endorsement meeting, and to not oppose his endorsement by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.
Murphy will also, when requested, provide information and testimony to the Pittsburgh City Council, the Act 47 Board, and any state or local court regarding the events of 2001 related to the contract negotiations with the Firefighters Union.
www.usdoj.gov /usao/paw/pr/2006_june/2006_06_23_2.html   (611 words)

 Editorial: Favorite son / In Bob O'Connor, the city lost more than a mayor
O'Connor battled Mayor Tom Murphy, his greatest political rival, for the Democratic nomination for the city's top job, the last time in 2001 when the incumbent won the primary by just 699 votes.
When Mayor Murphy was overwhelmed by the city's near-bankruptcy and other woes and decided not to run for a fourth term in 2005, Mr.
For all the concerns of his earlier critics, Mayor O'Connor proved in short order that nobody was better suited to lead Pittsburgh at this moment in its history.
www.cs.pitt.edu /~wiebe/News/Local/MayorOconnorPassingAway1.htm   (586 words)

 Former Mayor Tom Murphy heads into the record books (with an *)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In a city renowned for political horse-trading, Tom Murphy preferred to travel by foot: walking door-to-door, retailing himself as a leader beyond politics, a youthful voice of reform in a town he said was slowly dying from doing things the old way.
Murphy's acknowledgement that he traded a generous contract for the support of the firefighters union, a self-made reform politician goes into the record books with an asterisk.
Murphy's disaster was caused by his straying from his political base and embracing another -- the more traditional city politics with which he never felt comfortable and whose practitioners never quite accepted him.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06185/703274-53.stm   (1529 words)

 Murphy's out - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
In the end, as Murphy announced Tuesday that he won't seek a fourth term as mayor, he must inevitably be compared to the man against whom all Pittsburgh mayors are measured.
Murphy's decision comes as the city struggles to avoid insolvency and the mayor remains under investigation for his role in a 2001 election eve deal with the fire department that led to a sweetened contract for firefighters, their endorsement of the mayor and his thin victory margin over challenger Bob O'Connor.
Murphy's supporters praised his pursuit of new and increased taxes to bail out the financially strapped city; his detractors argued that Murphy exacerbated the problem by refusing to cut spending to square with the city's declining population.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/trib/pittsburgh/s_285897.html   (1818 words)

 Murphy makes deal - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy told federal authorities he benefited politically from a sweetheart deal he cut with city firefighters, but he won't be prosecuted, U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said Monday.
Buchanan said Murphy acknowledged that he signed a written agreement with the union guaranteeing not to close any city fire stations or lay off any firefighters, and that he benefited from the union's agreement not to protest his endorsement by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.
He said Murphy looks forward to participating in any talks to amend Act 111 and could provide context to the discussion as a former state legislator and mayor.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/pittsburghtrib/search/s_459668.html   (773 words)

 Talk:Budget-plank-tom - PittsburghPlatform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Today Mayor Tom Murphy submitted the 2005 City of Pittsburgh Operating Budget to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA) and the citizens of Pittsburgh in compliance with the process required in PA Act 11 of 2004 that created the ICA.
Mayor Tom Murphy thanked the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA) for approving the revised 2005 Operating Budget and 5-Year Financial Plan and Forecast for the City of Pittsburgh.
Mayor Tom Murphy submitted the 2006 Operating and Capital Budgets to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA), Act 47, City Council and the citizens of Pittsburgh today. /wiki/index.php/Talk:Budget-plank-tom   (3489 words)

 Helping the Impeachment Process
Mayor Tom Murphy is in his third term and there are no term limits for this office.
The removal of Mayor Murphy isn't going to be a cure to the city's ills, but it is a necessary first step.
Mayor Murphy is politically bankrupt and must step aside for the good of the city.
9x9.cloh.org /departments/politics/impeach-Tom.html   (820 words)

 kdka.com - Mayor Murphy Ready To Move On   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Mayor Murphy may be taking on his biggest challenge of all - the redevelopment of New Orleans.
But Murphy is already looking beyond the mayor’s office to the flood-ravaged city of New Orleans where he's taken a position with the urban land institute.
Murphy says he'll be spending three or four days a week in New Orleans for the foreseeable future, but he'll remain a Pittsburgh resident and on Monday nights, he'll be teaching at Chatham College.
kdka.com /topstories/local_story_361211340.html   (323 words)

 The Tartan Online : Tom Murphy speaks on campus
Former Pittsburgh mayor Tom Murphy gave a lecture on the transformation of Pittsburgh through urban design Last Monday in the Adamson Wing of Baker Hall.
Murphy, a Democrat, served as mayor from 1994 until 2005, finishing out his term after he announced he would not seek re-election.
Murphy went on to further explain that the city exempted 40 percent of land and 50 percent of businesses from paying taxes.
www.thetartan.org /2006/02/13/news/murphyspeech   (428 words)

 Mayor Murphy Now Working On "Plan U"
Mayor Murphy Now Working On "Plan U" Mayor Tom Murphy has been dedicated towards Downtown re-development ever since he offered up his initial plan for golden triangle improvements in 1997.
Now Murphy is heading back to the drawing board and has come up with a plan which he believes is sure to please both city dwellers and Allegheny County voters.
Murphy’s Plan U is a four tiered plan which he believes will “significantly enhance” quality of life for both visitors and residents of Downtown Pittsburgh.
www.angelfire.com /pa3/toplesscarwashdoc/planu.html   (285 words)

 City Mayors: Mayor of Pittsburgh
The son of a steelworker, Murphy was born 15 August 1944.
If you know of mayors who have the vision, passion and skills to make their cities amazing places to live in, work in and visit nominate him or her now for World Mayor 2006.
This year, as in 2004 and 2005, the World Mayor project is seeking out mayors who have the vision, passion and skills to make their cities amazing places to live in, work in and visit.
www.citymayors.com /usa/pittsburgh.html   (1511 words)

 Peace Corps Online | September 3, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Paraguay: Politics: City Government: Hurricane ...
Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy said yesterday he was uncertain how many -- if any -- would take the city up on its offer, which will be conveyed through New Orleans and Louisiana public officials, with whom Pittsburgh has been in contact.
Murphy and Onorato, who have been in touch with national mayors groups and county government associations, said Pittsburgh's offer is one of the first of its kind among American cities, but it won't be the last.
Murphy and Onorato said Pittsburgh's outreach plan seems to be the most comprehensive, at least at this early stage.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/467/2035576.html   (1448 words)

 Former mayor Murphy's dream goes south - PittsburghLIVE.com
At a November conference in New Orleans, Murphy advocated for "tough love," told city leaders their tax structure "stinks" and warned the recovery "won't be pretty," the Times-Picayune reported.
Forty-nine percent of city residents in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review poll in December gave the former mayor a D grade or worse as he left office.
"You definitely knew when Tom Murphy was in office, there was a vision," she said.
www.cs.pitt.edu /~wiebe/News/Local/murphyTampa.html   (532 words)

 USCM | Mayor's Neighborhood Strategy | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
In 1994, the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Policy organized 67 neighborhood strategy meetings in the 90 city neighborhoods.
Through those meetings several goals were accomplished: to allow for citizen dialogue with the Mayor and city departments, to identify specific concerns in the neighborhoods, to coordinate patterns of concerns and identify how and why city departments respond to the problems, and to establish working relationships with residents and local community based organizations.
As we continue to identify repeated issues in neighborhoods, it allows city government to respond, and be held accountable, to the residents.
www.usmayors.org /uscm/best_practices/bp_volume_2/pittsbur.htm   (528 words)

 Peace Corps Online | October 6, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Paraguay: Politics: City Government: Libraries: ...
Mayor Tom Murphy is going down in history at the Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center.
Halaas said it was too early to tell whether the records cover such controversies as the city's financial crisis, Fifth-and-Forbes redevelopment and the mayor's meeting with the firefighters' union at which he is accused of trading a labor-friendly contract for votes in the 2001 Democratic primary, which he narrowly won.
Mayor Tom Murphy (RPCV Paraguay) says Pittsburgh is ready to embrace refugees from devastated areas.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/467/2036512.html   (1384 words)

 Murphy Laws Humor Recreation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Murphy's LawsCatanduanes Tribune, Philippines - Nov 30, 2006At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens that person is carrying.
Richard Murphy, President and CEOFree Market News Network, FL - Dec 15, 2006...
Mary Murphy, southeast regional director for Better World Books, looks for leaders such...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Recreation/Humor/Laws/Murphy   (287 words)

 04/01/2003: Pittsburgh's Mayor Murphy Addresses Cal U Class
The mayor spoke about his proposed budget--pointing out factors that create challenges for the city, including the tax-exempt status of many corporations and non-profit organizations.
Mayor Murphy illustrated his points in a dramatic way, according to John E. Michaels, Director and Chairperson, Department of Professional Studies.
The mayor's appearance was arranged by former state senator and Allegheny County Commissioner Mike Dawida, who teaches business government law and business government relations in the Management of Technologies program.
www.cup.edu /whatshappening/pressreleases/2003/april/040103.htm   (259 words)

 The Aestheticrats: Ugly business banned in Pittsburgh
They are appointees selected by Mayor Tom Murphy, who himself once explained his reticence in pursuing graffiti vandals by comparing them -- not unfavorably -- to advertisers who buy space on billboards.
One facet of the mayor's fortunately defeated downtown redevelopment plan consisted of his deciding which small businesses he thought were tacky, then pressuring them to sell their property below market value, under threat of eminent domain.
Mayor Murphy has virtually staked his career on his belief that major league sports are of immeasurable value to a city's economy.
shinbone.home.att.net /pghban.htm   (1289 words)

 Mayor's Office
Mayor Ravenstahl Celebrates with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor Ravenstahl fulfills his commitment to plant trees in the vacant lots surrounding the Helen Faison School.
Mayor Ravenstahl announces his decision to cut the amusement tax in half.
www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us /mayor   (389 words)

 Minority Politics in Pittsburgh - Government
Pittsburgh is lead by Mayor Tom Murphy; he first took office in January 1994.
Mayor Tom Murphy has turned the city’s deficit into a surplus; he has invested more than $4 billion in new investments for the city.
Mayor Tom Murphy was born an August 15, 1944.
www.uwec.edu /freitard/GroupAndMinority/Pittsburgh/government.htm   (1050 words)

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