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  8. Declaration of Freedom
  9. Problems
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  19. WPXI - Group talks trash
  20. National Disgrace
  21. Gratitude
  22. Support Letters
  23. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  24. Pittsburgh City Paper
  25. Media - Broken Trust?
  26. Feb. '10
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  28. Done Deal?
  29. Mayor's Reply
  30. Pitt Fireworks
  31. Pitt Fireworks
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  33. Aug. '10
  34. Sep. '10
  35. Letter to Legislators
  36. Letter to Chancellor
  37. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  38. A Call for Compassion
  39. WPXI Coverage
  40. Human Dignity
  41. Letter to the Editor
  42. SempleFest
  43. Request for Apology
  44. The Shame of a University
  45. Firebombs Must End
  46. Call To Action
  47. Fireworks Press Release
  48. Shadow on the Lawn
  49. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article
  50. Right-to-Know Law Testimony
  51. University Impact Aid Law
  52. Proposal University Impact Aid Law
  53. Nordenberg Must Resign
  54. Allegheny County Council Testimony
  55. Time for New Leadership Message
  56. Time for New Leadership Testimony
  57. Class-Action Lawsuit?
  58. Nordenberg Must Resign Paid Message
  59. Time for A New Beginning
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Letter to the Editor
  62. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  63. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article
  64. A New Paradigm
  65. In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato
  66. Symbol of Domination
  67. Revised University Impact Aid Proposal
  68. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  69. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  70. Community Objectives
  71. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  72. City Planning Commission Testimonies
  73. Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
  74. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  75. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  76. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  77. End The Shame
  78. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  79. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  80. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  81. March from P.H. to The Run
  82. Decimation of an Urban Community
  83. Public Comments
  84. 18 Questions
  85. Dishonest Public Position
  86. Belief Precedes Experience
  87. City Council Public Comments
  88. A Sacred Place
  89. Investigations Needed by Oakland Residential Community
  90. Letter to Council President
  91. March from P.H. to The Run
  92. Lack of Integrity
  93. SOUL Program Implementation
  94. Brookings Institution Study
  95. Robots In Oakland
  96. Fiduciary Duty 
  97. Fiduciary Duty
    Follow-Up
 
Enough Is Enough! Trashed street photo.

[HOME]

  1. Introduction
  2. Open Letter to the Board of Trustees
  3. University's Response to Open Letter
  4. Response to University
  5. YouTube Documentary
  6. Preuniversity Settlers
  7. Oakland Bill of Rights
  8. Declaration of Freedom
  9. Problems
  10. Solutions
  11. Actions
  12. UPMC
  13. PITT
    SempleFest
  14. Jul. '09
  15. Aug. '09
  16. Sept. '09
  17. Oct. '09
  18. Origin of SOUL
  19. WPXI - Group talks trash
  20. National Disgrace
  21. Gratitude
  22. Support Letters
  23. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  24. Pittsburgh City Paper
  25. Media - Broken Trust?
  26. Feb. '10
  27. Jun. '10
  28. Done Deal?
  29. Mayor's Reply
  30. Pitt Fireworks
  31. Pitt Fireworks
  32. Pitt Fireworks
  33. Aug. '10
  34. Sep. '10
  35. Letter to Legislators
  36. Letter to Chancellor
  37. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  38. A Call for Compassion
  39. WPXI Coverage
  40. Human Dignity
  41. Letter to the Editor
  42. SempleFest
  43. Request for Apology
  44. The Shame of a University
  45. Firebombs Must End
  46. Call To Action
  47. Fireworks Press Release
  48. Shadow on the Lawn
  49. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article
  50. Right-to-Know Law Testimony
  51. University Impact Aid Law
  52. Proposal University Impact Aid Law
  53. Nordenberg Must Resign
  54. Allegheny County Council Testimony
  55. Time for New Leadership Message
  56. Time for New Leadership Testimony
  57. Class-Action Lawsuit?
  58. Nordenberg Must Resign Paid Message
  59. Time for A New Beginning
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Letter to the Editor
  62. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  63. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article
  64. A New Paradigm
  65. In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato
  66. Symbol of Domination
  67. Revised University Impact Aid Proposal
  68. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  69. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  70. Community Objectives
  71. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  72. City Planning Commission Testimonies
  73. Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
  74. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  75. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  76. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  77. End The Shame
  78. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  79. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  80. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  81. March from P.H. to The Run
  82. Decimation of an Urban Community
  83. Public Comments
  84. 18 Questions
  85. Dishonest Public Position
  86. Belief Precedes Experience
  87. City Council Public Comments
  88. A Sacred Place
  89. Investigations Needed by Oakland Residential Community
  90. Letter to Council President
  91. March from P.H. to The Run
  92. Lack of Integrity
  93. SOUL Program Implementation
  94. Brookings Institution Study
  95. Robots In Oakland
  96. Fiduciary Duty 
  97. Fiduciary Duty
    Follow-Up

Fiduciary Duty

The following was sent on October 29, 2019 to members of the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation Board of Directors, and members of the Pittsburgh City Council, among others.

Executive Director Wanda Wilson
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation

The Oakland Planning Development Corporation leaders, as well as members of the Pittsburgh City Council, have a fiduciary duty to protect our community from institutions like the University of Pittsburgh.

The university's next Institutional Master Plan meeting is today. I am sure at today's meeting you will find residents like myself who have posed questions at prior IMP meetings, some of whose questions were also either ignored or inadequately answered by administrators on the university's IMP website.

I have mentioned to you on several occasions that the Oakland community vitally needs an in-depth Neighborhood Impact Study as to how the university's Institutional Master Plan will affect us. That study must be as comprehensive as the Brookings Institute study that had shamefully concluded that Oakland wasn't being developed enough, and that it should have an Innovation District.

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation leaders, as well as members of the Pittsburgh City Council, do not have an adequate understanding of all of the ramifications and impacts that the IMP will have on our community now and for generations to come. Yet none of you have taken any action on behalf of the community to obtain this critically important Neighborhood Impact Study.

Last month, Vice Chancellor Paul Supowitz indicated to me that the University of Pittsburgh has no interest in providing such a study for the community. He said that the university only needs the approval of their Institutional Master Plan by the Pittsburgh Planning Commission and the Pittsburgh City Council.

It seems obvious that Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and his administrators are confident that neither OPDC nor Pittsburgh City Council will take any action to provide the community with a Neighborhood Impact Study. They know that once the IMP process reaches the Pittsburgh Planning Commission and Pittsburgh City Council, the commission and council will posture by asking tough questions and make demands to university administrators in support of the community, but that approval of their IMP will already be a done deal.

However, I will hold onto the trust and hope that you will uphold your fiduciary duty to the community.

Carlino Giampolo

Ms. Wilson responded on November 3: OPDC is doing a great deal in terms of neighborhood advocacy related to the Pitt IMP.


The following was sent on November 4, 2019 to members of the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation Board of Directors, and members of the Pittsburgh City Council, among others.

Executive Director Wanda Wilson
Oakland Planning and Development Corporation

It is good of you to respond and please continue doing so. However, our community deserves more than a one-sentence response.

Please respond to each of the following:

1) Does OPDC have in its possession a study as comprehensive as the in-depth Brookings Institute study as to all the ramifications and impacts that the university's Institutional Master Plan will have on our community now and for generations to come? If not, then why doesn't it have such a study?

2) If OPDC does not have such a study, does it give full support to conduct an independent Neighborhood Impact Study, as comprehensive as the in-depth Brookings Institute study, as to all of the ramifications and impacts that the Institutional Master Plan will have on our community now and for generations to come?

3) If OPDC neither has in its possession nor supports such an impact study, then give our community OPDC's full knowledge and understanding as to all of the ramifications and impacts that the Institutional Master Plan will have on our community now and for generations to come.

4) I received your email concerning robots in Oakland. The minutes of the August 28 meeting concerning robots on Oakland sidewalks does not show anyone from OPDC opposing such an action. Did you or anyone else on the OPDC Board of Directors oppose such an action by the university?

5) The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure stated that it wants to make sure there is sufficient community review concerning robots on Oakland sidewalks. Do you believe that this one short meeting constitutes sufficient review?

6) In the past, I have requested to you that I would like to be included on OPDC's email list in matters pertaining to Oakland, especially those involving the University of Pittsburgh. Although events are on the OPDC website, I received no notice from OPDC of the meeting concerning the placement of robots on Oakland sidewalks. Also, I did not receive notice of the university's recent important IMP meeting until the day before the meeting. Other than having information on the OPDC website, what is the OPDC policy for giving adequate notice to Oakland residents of important community meetings?

7) The OPDC Board of Directors have given no support to the SOUL program, an environmental program to be funded by the University of Pittsburgh to the equivalent of only $4 from a student's tuition fee. This program will help end Oakland's trash and litter problems. I will ask you once again: does OPDC now support the SOUL program, or does it have a program that goes beyond the SOUL program to help end these problems? If OPDC does not now support the SOUL program, then specifically what is the OPDC's program?

Carlino Giampolo

 

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