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Besieged Pittsburgh ICA executive director to be ousted May 31

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UPDATE: 4:36 p.m.: In a meeting that took three minutes, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority voted to dump its embattled executive director Henry Sciortino, CP's Ryan Deto reports from today's meeting. Later Board Chair B.J. Leber was unanimously selected as the board's new director.

However, Deto reports Leber's tenure got off to a strange start:


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:


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