I admit I don't know too much about the Mon-Fayette Expressway. Being a city dweller, it doesn't really affect me. However, I know that things like bridges and ports and sewers draining into the rivers do affect everybody. Plus, I can do simple math.
Cost of MFX: $5.2 Billion
Cost of EVERYTHING else the county and city wants: $2.2 Billion
That's an easy choice. (And you know the powers-that-be won't give us enough for both.)
Let's get EVERYTHING and bypass the MFX for now.
P.S. Mr Ravenstahl, can you learn to share? Would it have been very difficult to ask City Council to come up with a list of their top priorities and make sure that those items make it on the list? It's a big list. There's room for everyone to give some input. I'm sure that this process is a political mess around the country. That's to be expected - talk to anyone who's just one the lottery and has their friends and family knocking down the door. But let's try to make it as easy as possible.