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Lavelle supports prevailing wage; key Parking Authority appointments made

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First things first: Daniel Lavelle has now added himself to the list of cosponsors supporting the city's proposed prevailing wage bill. That's according to remarks councilor Doug Shields made at a press conference announcing the bill's introduction a few minutes ago. Lavelle, who was not on the list of sponsors last night, is a late addition: Council president Darlene Harris appeared unaware of his support until Shields mentioned it.

UPDATE: According to the city clerk's office, also cosponsoring the bill is ... Ricky Burgess, who didn't cosponsor it last year. Burgess' office says that Burgess made the switch to be consistent with his vote in favor of the legislation at year's end. That leaves Dowd as the lone holdout, I believe.

In other council news ... as predicted in this space days ago, the mayor is making several new appointments to the city's Parking Authority, which is slated to make a crucial decision about leasing city garages to shore up the pension fund this year. Council's representative to the five-person authority board is Natalia Rudiak. Also being nominated: city budget director Scott Kunka, who is replacing Art Victor, the recently-booted director of city operations. Current board member Michael Jasper is being reappointed, and Chris D'Addario is being added to the authority.

Those appointments, I believe, would bring the authority up to its full complement  of five active-duty members -- the first time that's happened in a long time

In other appointment news, Patrick Dowd is getting renominated to the Water & Sewer Authority board, Theresa Kail-Smith is replacing Jim Motznik on the ALCOSAN board ... and Lavelle does indeed seem secure his spot on the Urban Redevelopment Authority. 

ADDED: Oh, and thanks to a press release I just got from Peduto's office, it's worth remembering that City Council meetings are now being streamed online

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