Unfortunately, that's all I've got folks. Mr. Onorato has been in office for nearly 20 years, including six at the helm of the County and I can give you one concrete example of positive support for our community.
It is certainly not for lack of opportunity.
. . . The most glaring example of an Onorato leadership fail has been the fact that
Allegheny County employees do not have domestic partner benefits. As noted above, Mr. Onorato is not a new County executive; he has been at the helm of county government for six year. During that six years he has not once mentioned offering County employees domestic partner benefits or even mentioned that he wanted to do so but was unable. Six years at the helm and Onorato has steadfastly refused to take action. Yes, it is a complicated negotiation with labor unions involving fair labor practice standards. Still I maintain that he lacked the political will to expend his political capital to make this happen. The Cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia made it happen. The State of Pennsylvania made it happen. Even the Court system has made it happen.
-- Timothy McNulty