As always, when Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald speaks at the African American Chamber of Commerce PowerBreakfast, it’s a command performance.
But his April 19 appearance was even more so. Not only were all the county government department heads present, but so were Fitzgerald’s parents, as was former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Director Kathleen McGinty, who recently announced her candidacy for governor.
Fitzgerald almost immediately spoke of shoring up the Port Authority of Allegheny County, noting his part in helping to avoid a 33 percent service cut last year. But he wants to do more.
“U-Haul just released its report that said more people are moving to Pittsburgh than any other destination in the country right now, so I’d like to see us get to where rather than just maintaining service, we can expand again,” he said.