Nicely researched Chris. Education is now big business! Belittle public school teachers who make a living wage. Penalize those continuing on to higher education with terrible debt. Where will all those small business jobs come from if everyone has to work for the entrenched interests after school just to survive?
The Port Authority would likely be in severe disarray without being buoyed by Pitt, CMU, and Carlow.
Parking enforcement in Pittsburgh only really takes place in and around Oakland and the South Side.
We seem to be forgetting what this tax is going to pay for, a pension shortfall. Maybe if Oakland wasn't militarized and treated the residents like citizens and not prisoners there would be more empathy for so called city services.
For a city hemorrhaging money and population, why would you encourage those most capable of rescuing it from leaving or never coming?