Not sure if or how you might vote during the local primary elections on Tuesday? Liberty in Bellevue is here to give you three solid reasons to vote in favor of new leadership in our community.
The first reason you should vote is the “Epic Bellevue Tree Fiasco!” In September 2012, Bellevue Council was invited to submit an application for the TreeVitalize Program of The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. The TreeVitalize Program is an opportunity to receive hundreds of FREE trees to be planted around the borough, and in particular, around the cinder lot of Bellevue Parl. A no brainer, right? We thought so as well.
That was until we sat and listened to certain members of our council fight tooth and nail to spend $3000 on a handful of trees from the Steel City Landscaping Company. The Steel City Landscaping Company just so happens to be owned by known political meddler Mark Purcell’s son.
Rather than taking advantage of a regional effort to plant 20,000 trees throughout western PA, fully funded by Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, Tree Pittsburgh, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, council members Jane Braunlich, Jim Viscusi, Sue Viscusi, and President Woshner sought every reason under the sun to throw away ever shrinking tax payer dollars.
But, don’t take our word for it. Watch the video and see for yourself!