Appointment to the MACM (Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport)

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Need to know

Mckeesport, PA

#1 Mar 18, 2013
I would just like to know what the bylaws are for the appointment to the board of directors for Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport or MACM. How is it that the Authority is not part of the city but the Mayor can appoint whoever he deems fit. If anyone could shed a little light on the subject that would be great.
CCD Baby

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Mar 18, 2013
Need to know wrote:
I would just like to know what the bylaws are for the appointment to the board of directors for Municipal Authority of the City of McKeesport or MACM. How is it that the Authority is not part of the city but the Mayor can appoint whoever he deems fit. If anyone could shed a little light on the subject that would be great.
It is a Machine granted prerogative. No need for questions just compliance. Now bend over and receive the Machine's love, beyotches.

Crush. Crumble. Destroy.
Bella Ho Ho Toni

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Mar 19, 2013
I like Brick Alley and really love to be controlled by the Machine. We love you so, Machine!!!!
The rest of the story

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Mar 21, 2013
As explained at the February council meeting, the mayor (any mayor) gets to appoint one person of his choice. The rest are appointed by others.

If you are gonna complain, at least get the facts sort of straight.
Help Me Understand

Mckeesport, PA

#5 Mar 21, 2013
The rest of the story wrote:
As explained at the February council meeting, the mayor (any mayor) gets to appoint one person of his choice. The rest are appointed by others.
If you are gonna complain, at least get the facts sort of straight.
Who are the others?
Roadhouse Emmet

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Mar 21, 2013
Help Me Understand wrote:
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Who are the others?
Helping you understand is like putting an elevator in an outhouse, it don't belong. I'm Emmett.
I Do Understand

Mckeesport, PA

#7 Mar 21, 2013
The rest of the story wrote:
As explained at the February council meeting, the mayor (any mayor) gets to appoint one person of his choice. The rest are appointed by others.
If you are gonna complain, at least get the facts sort of straight.
I am not going to complain but you should get you facts or story correct. The Home Rule Charter follows:

13.8-802. Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Other City Agencies.

The Council may from time to time establish, by ordinance, various boards,
commissions, authorities and other City agencies to act in an advisory capacity
or to perform special functions. In all instances when such boards, commissions,
authorities and other City agencies are constituted in the name of the City or
directed to act on behalf of the City, the members thereof shall be appointed by
the Mayor, with the advice and consent of a majority of all the members of
Council. Except as may otherwise be provided by Pennsylvania statute or by this
Charter, the Mayor shall have authority to suspend or remove any member of
such board, commission, authority and other City agency, acting in the name or
on behalf of the City.
Stat Keeper

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Mar 21, 2013
It appears that poster "The Rest of the Story" has made "I do understand" his/her beyotch. Good job!
The rest of the story

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Mar 22, 2013
I Do Understand wrote:
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In all instances when such boards, commissions,
authorities and other City agencies are constituted in the name of the City or directed to act on behalf of the City, the members thereof shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of a majority of all the members of
Council.
And what has been done in the past is the mayor picks "his" one and the rest are "decided" by "advice" of the council....aka council picks the others they want and "advise" the mayor. Its a fair way to do it, especially when you have a mayor and a council president/members who do not necessarily see eye to eye. That is how they are able to appoint people to boards at all.

If you dont like everyone that is on a board, its not JUST the mayor's fault...its the COUNCIL'S too.

And ya know what, if you truly think the mayor is hand picking ALL the boards himself, then the solution is CHANGE THE MAYOR at the next election.

People who complain about "the machine" are the ones who do not bother to be active and try and get involved and CHANGE things..,.they just wanna complain.

All you have to do is go down to council chambers and offer yourself up as a candidate for a board and you can be in line for the next opening. The mayor and council members can only pick from candidates they know about.

Make yourself known and make a real change.

Or keep posting your complaints on Topix and stew in your own juices.

People here poke fun of the ATV lawyer lady.

At least she speaks up in public about what she believes in.
Machine Might

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Mar 22, 2013
Crush. Crumble. Destroy, beyotches....Machine spankin' on some tax payer azz...yeah baby!!!
Nurse Ratchet

Mckeesport, PA

#11 Mar 22, 2013
The members of the MACM board are appointed by a majority of McKeesport Council. Period. The mayor don't put a name before council, no appointment is made. No others, no truth to any other posts. FACT DOT COM
Jurisprudence

Mckeesport, PA

#12 Mar 22, 2013
Nurse Ratchet wrote:
The members of the MACM board are appointed by a majority of McKeesport Council. Period. The mayor don't put a name before council, no appointment is made. No others, no truth to any other posts. FACT DOT COM
Wrong - Read post #7 for the process and ordinance.
Machine Might

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Mar 22, 2013
Post #7 is a bunch of Malarkry...contrived by a prothonotaries syndicate with profit on their mind.
Troublemaker

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Mar 22, 2013
Jurisprudence wrote:
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Wrong - Read post #7 for the process and ordinance.
Just because there's a process and ordinance on paper doesn't mean it's followed, especially in this town.

You do know there were three home rule charters on the books, don't you? Or there used to be three. It came in handy for buffet-style governance.
Rule of Port Law

Mckeesport, PA

#15 Mar 22, 2013
Troublemaker wrote:
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Just because there's a process and ordinance on paper doesn't mean it's followed, especially in this town.
You do know there were three home rule charters on the books, don't you? Or there used to be three. It came in handy for buffet-style governance.
The Rule of Law in the Port at times seems to be "catch me if you can."
Nurse Ratchet

Mckeesport, PA

#16 Mar 23, 2013
I gave the process. Period. It is the law. Take your meds and stop talking to yourself.
Surgeon Hatchet

Mckeesport, PA

#17 Mar 23, 2013
Nurse Ratchet wrote:
I gave the process. Period. It is the law. Take your meds and stop talking to yourself.
In spite of what you contend and believe the fact is given in the Home Rule Charter as follows:

13.8-802. Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Other City Agencies.

The Council may from time to time establish, by ordinance, various boards, commissions, authorities and other City agencies to act in an advisory capacity or to perform special functions. In all instances when such boards, commissions,
authorities and other City agencies are constituted in the name of the City or directed to act on behalf of the City, the members thereof shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of a majority of all the members of Council. Except as may otherwise be provided by Pennsylvania statute or by this Charter, the Mayor shall have authority to suspend or remove any member of such board, commission, authority and other City agency, acting in the name or on behalf of the City.
Legal Expert

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Mar 23, 2013
Surgeon Hatchet wrote:
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In spite of what you contend and believe the fact is given in the Home Rule Charter as follows:
13.8-802. Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Other City Agencies.
The Council may from time to time establish, by ordinance, various boards, commissions, authorities and other City agencies to act in an advisory capacity or to perform special functions. In all instances when such boards, commissions,
authorities and other City agencies are constituted in the name of the City or directed to act on behalf of the City, the members thereof shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of a majority of all the members of Council. Except as may otherwise be provided by Pennsylvania statute or by this Charter, the Mayor shall have authority to suspend or remove any member of such board, commission, authority and other City agency, acting in the name or on behalf of the City.
Checked this out on prothonotaries and what you have posted is hog wash. I won't even go into the exorbitant fee that I was charged in determining this info as said site. LEGAL FACT!!!!!!

Next case, beyotches...I have no further use for this poster.
Nurse Ratchet

Mckeesport, PA

#19 Mar 23, 2013
Surgeon Hatchet wrote:
<quoted text>In spite of what you contend and believe the fact is given in the Home Rule Charter as follows:

§ 13.8-802. Boards, Commissions, Authorities and Other City Agencies.

The Council may from time to time establish, by ordinance, various boards, commissions, authorities and other City agencies to act in an advisory capacity or to perform special functions. In all instances when such boards, commissions,
authorities and other City agencies are constituted in the name of the City or directed to act on behalf of the City, the members thereof shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of a majority of all the members of Council. Except as may otherwise be provided by Pennsylvania statute or by this Charter, the Mayor shall have authority to suspend or remove any member of such board, commission, authority and other City agency, acting in the name or on behalf of the City.
That's exactly what it says?!?! Mayor appoints and council approves. Advice and consent. What are you missing? Is this a joke?
Troublemaker

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Mar 25, 2013
Nurse Ratchet wrote:
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That's exactly what it says?!?! Mayor appoints and council approves. Advice and consent. What are you missing? Is this a joke?
You do realize that no matter which city resident goes through the procedure, that ONLY the buddies make the final list?

Do you know anybody who wasn't a friend of somebody in city hall get on one of these rubber-stamp groups? Sure there's quotas and diversity issues they pay attention to, but the majority of people on these things have some direct, once-removed relationship, or somebody to vouch for at city hall.

Of course, you do know that the majority of council people do what the mayor wants.

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