There is also a settlement for Ford's wife, the mayor's former press secretary, Alecia Sirk.
City Solicitor George Specter will speak about that topic with reporters.
MAYOR RAVENSTAHL COMMENTS ON TODAY'S URA BOARD MEETING
(PITTSBURGH) September 11, 2008
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today issued the following statement concerning the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Board's actions as they pertain to the settlement with Pat Ford and the appointment of Rob Stephany as URA executive director.
"I support the actions taken by the board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority at today's meeting. A settlement of potential claims in this instance, rather than protracted and costly litigation, is the most cost effective and prudent course of action to protect City taxpayers.
I look forward to Rob Stephany's continued leadership at the Urban Redevelopment Authority in the permanent role of executive director. Rob's vision, development experience, integrity, attention to our neighborhoods and his history of community transformation will serve the URA and Pittsburgh for years to come."
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