Just a quick update on the prevailing wage situation. As expected, last year's prevailing wage legislation -- vetoed at the last minute by Luke Ravenstahl -- will be submitted to council again. A press conference on the legislation has been scheduled for tomorrow morning. According to the advance statement, the bill will have six sponsors. That's enough to override another veto by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, should it come to that. But it's one fewer than the legislation had last time around.
Once again, the legislation lacks the support of Patrick Dowd and Ricky Burgess (though both voted in favor of last year's bill when it came time for a final vote). But while Tonya Payne supported the measure in 2009, her replacement, Daniel Lavelle, is absent from the list of cosponsors this time around.
This is maybe not such a surprise, given that Lavelle recently -- well, if you don't already know, read about it here.
Natalia Rudiak, council's other newcomer, is listed as a co-sponsor along with the other returning council members: Darlene Harris, Bruce Kraus, Bill Peduto, Doug Shields and Theresa Kail-Smith.
I love Mel Packer!