TBL was now more acceptable to the general population. We upgraded our presses and added a stat camera and new computers. My biggest legislative priorities, including affordable housing, livable wages, and responsible development are all geared to creating a more equitable Pittsburgh and addressing the intersectional causes of inequality. All the growth was heading down valley and the city was faced with vacant storefronts and a decaying downtown. Gail Terrell is serious and well-meaning. His endeavors, in seeking legislation to address the environmental concerns of the Salton Sea, had found Congressional members on both sides of the aisle in agreement.
In Governor Pete Wilson was going to review state Assembly Bill that would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Freedom of religion does not mean freedom to discriminate. This continued for over a decade with various named magazines that he'd publish. His tenure has been marked by several LGBTQ related municipal reforms, including the Domestic Partner Registry and a recent requirement for City contractors to offer domestic partner benefits to their employees.
We covered Sonny's mayoral campaign and I would sit near the podium for photographic purposes and often Mary would sit with me and had some great talks.