Friday, May 07, 2010

A Newsmaker You Should Know: She's On Mission To Lower Cost Of Mt. Lebanon School Project

At a January school board meeting, a Mt. Lebanon resident stood up and described his struggle with unemployment over the past year and a half. He was one of the dozens of residents who have spoken at public meetings, before and since then, about the high school renovation project.

One resident, Jim Martin, said if taxes went up significantly, he could not afford to remain in Mt. Lebanon. As he spoke, a friend, Charlotte Stephenson, was sitting in the auditorium, listening. She was there because she was also worried about the costs, although she knew the financial burden would not force her family to move out of the municipality.

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Anonymous David Huston said...

I applaud Charlotte's tireless efforts to keep Mt. Lebanon affordable.
She is not paid for all the work she does.
More Mt. Lebanon residents need to embrace the ideals Charlotte stands for.

May 07, 2010 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Pam Scott said...

It is sad (and deceptive) that the "many" who have "argued in favor of the project as it is" are allowed by various media to coast by with no petition, no signatures, no real constituency, no record of support other than those who repeatedly show up to clang the bell at board meetings.

Charlotte Stephenson is a true hero.

--Pam Scott

May 09, 2010 11:51 AM  

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