However, Deto reports Leber's tenure got off to a strange start:
"I pledge that from here on out, the ICA will be a transparent operation," said new director Leber. Then she refuses to speak to media— Ryan Deto (@RyanDeto) April 15, 2016
After the short ICA meeting, the board members refused to answer questions saying it was a "personnel matter. It will not be addressed or discussed further." Sciortino was not fired, however. THe board voted not to renew his contract which expires May 31. It is unclear if Sciortino will continue to work at the office until then.
The ICA and Sciortino came under fire after a Tribune-Review investigation uncovered that documents at the executive's office, including no-bid contracts and financial records, had been destroyed. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said earlier this week that he would be conducting a forensic investigation of the board.
Mayor BIll Peduto calls the ouster begins a "new day."
"This is a new day for Pittsburgh. We welcome an oversight board who has expressed willingness to work for the benefit of the city, not against it. We look forward to collaborating with the ICA and our leaders in Harrisburg toward the long term financial stability of Pittsburgh."
From Deto's Twitter account:
ICA board members not speaking to media, released a written statement instead pic.twitter.com/CrPZkpSUy7— Ryan Deto (@RyanDeto) April 15, 2016
ICA Votes to not renew directors contract and his tenure will end may 31— Ryan Deto (@RyanDeto) April 15, 2016
ICA board meetings adjourned, last 3 minutes, votes were unanimous pic.twitter.com/6ZbzDLvbTo— Ryan Deto (@RyanDeto) April 15, 2016