We reported this morning on the 45 resignation letters that active members of Allegheny County boards and authorities have given to Rich Fitzgerald. Space didn't permit some of the details, so here's a bit more.
First off, there's a chart of all board members who signed letters after the jump.
Second, more than a few elected officials signed over their resignations to Mr. Fitzgerald. They include county council members Jim Ellenbogen, Bob Macey and Jan Rea, state Sen. Jay Costa, county treasurer John Weinstein and Corbett aide Mary Ann Eisenreich, among others.
Third, former Allegheny County Health Department Director Bruce Dixon alleged in his lawsuit against the county that Fitzgerald used the registration letters to convince four new board members to vote for the director's firing. Dixon had pursued depositions to find out if they'd signed over their votes. Then he died.
Turns out the four did sign letters of resignation: Donald Burke, Edith Shapira, Joan Cleary and William Youngblood.
Lastly, a few of my favorite resignations, after the jump:
"Dear Executive Fitzgerald,
Please accept this letter as my resignation from the Port Authority Board.
Joseph G. Brimmeier"
Please consider this letter my open resignation from the Board of directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny county. I have appreciated and continue to appreciate, the opportunity to serve on this board which provides such an essential service for the residents of Allegheny County. I recognize, however, that you may feel the need to change the composition of the board in order to ensure that your agenda regarding public transit in this region is effectively carried out. Accordingly, there may be a point in time during which you feel a change in the leadership of the organization is necessary.
While I am prepared to continue to serve the balance of my term and for any term to which you may reappoint me, you should consider this letter as an open resignation effective upon your acceptance of the same.
In the interim, I look forward to working with you on the vital issues affecting this region.
Jeffrey W. Letwin [chairman of Port Authority board]"
As per your request, please consider this letter as my resignation from the ALCOSAN Board.
I want to make it perfectly clear that I would like to retain the position on the Board and will only resign the position subject to your acceptance of my resignation.
Jack Shea, President
In case you didn't see the chart in print, here's the listing:
|Dennis Davin||Allegheny County Aiport Authority|
|Anthony Bridge||Allegheny County Airport Authority|
|Ashley Henry Shook||Allegheny County Airport Authority|
|Glenn Mahone||Allegheny County Airport Authority|
|Jan Rea||Allegheny County Airport Authority|
|Richard Stanizzo||Allegheny County Airport Authority|
|Robert Lewis||Allegheny County Airport Authority|
|John Ciangiarulo, Jr.||Allegheny County Authority for Improvements in Municipalities|
|Anthony Ferraro||Allegheny County Board of Health|
|Donald S. Burke||Allegheny County Board of Health|
|Edith Shapira||Allegheny County Board of Health|
|Joan Cleary||Allegheny County Board of Health|
|Joylette Portlock||Allegheny County Board of Health|
|K.E. Kondaveeti||Allegheny County Board of Health|
|William Youngblood||Allegheny County Board of Health|
|Daniel C. Connolly||Allegheny County Finance and Development Commission|
|Debby Books||Allegheny County Housing Authority|
|Derek Uber||Allegheny County Housing Authority|
|Constance Parker||Allegheny County Port Authority|
|Eddie Edwards, Jr.||Allegheny County Port Authority|
|Jeffrey Letwin||Allegheny County Port Authority|
|John Tague Jr.||Allegheny County Port Authority|
|Thomas Donatelli||Allegheny County Port Authority|
|Jennifer Liptak||Allegheny County Retirement Board|
|Harry Readshaw||Allegheny County Sanitary Authority|
|John K. Weinstein||Allegheny County Sanitary Authority|
|James Flynn Jr.||CCAC|
|Mary Ann Eisenreich||CCAC|
|Kurt Kondrich||Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board|
|Jui Joshi||Professional Services Review Committee|
|Daniel Griffin||Regional Asset District|
|Dusty Elias Kirk||Regional Asset District|
|Jackie Dixon||Regional Asset District|
|Paul Gitnik||Regional Asset District|
|Bob Macey||Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission|
|David Miller||Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission|
|Lynn Heckman||Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission|
|James Ellenbogen||Sports and Exhibition Authority|
|Sala Udin||Sports and Exhibition Authority|