Members' Choice: Pick the Next Film

We had about twenty people in February to see Hacking Democracy. Then in March, only one person wanted to see Spin. So, I'm opening it up to you all. What do you want to watch next?

Look through the list below and then vote here for your choice. As soon as there appears a perceptible preference I'll start of the films again.

-- Dave

'Phantom Votes' and 'Fleeing Voters' Haunt 2008 Election in Allegheny County

Last Friday, MESHers Donna Grandinetti, Chris Mlsna, Mary Ellen Kennedy Ralph, and I participated in the audit of the 2008 Presidential Election at the County Office Building. Organized by Richard King of VoteAllegheny, the audit seeks to determine just how much of a threat the electronic voting machines used by Allegheny County -- you know, the ones that do not produce a paper ballot -- are to the integrity of the electoral process. Translation: How close is Allegheny County to becoming a Banana Republic?

If Mt Lebanon brings the HS renovation costs to referendum, how would you vote?

I would vote to pass the referendum and renovate the High School
60% (9 votes)
I would vote against the referendum
20% (3 votes)
I don't know enough about it to make a decision yet
20% (3 votes)
Total votes: 15

Local Councilman Chuck McCullough Charged

Chuck McCulloughAs reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Upper St. Clair resident and Republican councilman-at-large for Allegheny County Council Chuck McCullough was indicted and arrested this past week on charges he misused his power of attorney over a trust belonging to Ms. Shirley Jordan, a 91-year old widow.

Steve's Bethel Park Utterings

Bethel Park:

Monday, March 23, 2009
General Policy & Finance; Health Safety & Welfare; Planning & Zoning; Public Works & Maintenance; and Rec.
Meeting 7:30 PM

Bethel Park Events:

Democrats Amend Bylaws

BylawsPittsburgh, Feb 8, 2009 – The Allegheny County Democratic Committee (ACDC) held a convention yesterday to amend its bylaws. The bylaws had not been amended since the 1980s primarily due to the inability to obtain a quorum. Through the fine efforts of the ACDC leadership, including a lot of advance planning and notification (and probably a fair amount of reminding), a quorum was achieved plus about 20%. I attended this convention and I’d like to share with you some of my observations.

Inaugural Food Drive Results

MESH volunteers report that approximately 200 cubic feet of staples, estimated to weigh over 3000 pounds, were collected along with more than $400 in monetary donations during our Inaugural Food Drive.  Food banks commonly use a figure of 2.5 lbs of bulk food may be purchased per $1 donation.  Thus, our effort provided greater than 2 tons of pantry staples to needy families in the South Hills.  You should all be proud!

More information about the Food Drive can be found here.

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