The G-20 Summit Meeting…Good…or Bad News for Pittsburgh?
The Closer we get to the G-20 Summit meeting coming to Pittsburgh next month, the more worrisome it becomes. High level representatives of the world’s largest economies will arrive in
Having the G-20 meetings here is considered to be quite an honor, as city and county officials, hungry for attention, are wont to tell us.
Apparently, they’ve campaigned long and hard to bring the summit meeting to the city. But as you know, if you keep in touch with preparations for the G-20 Summit, bringing the meetings to
While some local political types have boasted that bringing the summit here is an honor and is prestigious, they are being reminded increasingly that it also is bring along a lot of unwanted, undesirable, troublesome baggage.
The rumblings are being felt already. Downtown Pittsburgh will be in a virtual lockdown…many local schools, public and parochial will be closed…as will some streets, roads and pedestrian rights-of way… and the whole transit system will be affected as well.
As we learn more and more of the summit plans, for a growing number of Pittsburghers, it likely will be more a nightmare than the pleasant dream envisioned by our local guys, Luke and Dan!
We’ll talk more about the G-20
Robert W. Dickey
Broadcast: August 21, 22, 23, 2009
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