|By Bob Bauder, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review|
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"(Turzai) has indicated previously that is an interest to him, and we indicated to him our willingness to listen to anything, anytime that might benefit the city," Ravenstahl said. "We remain open-minded to doing what's best for the city of
"I am concerned that this administration might try to sell the water authority to a private interest or use one of the public-private partnership opportunities for the water authority," said Dowd, who opposes a sale of the PWSA.
"It has to be by auction, public bidding, arms-length transactions. Period. Public accountable," Turzai said.
"If the city of
"Nobody has ever had that conversation relative to privatization with me," said Deasy, who also serves as a Democratic state representative from
Turzai said he had numerous discussions with city officials about not only privatizing PWSA, but also the
The authority has operated with interim executive directors since
Dowd said he believes the PWSA can correct all its problems with better leadership. He said a properly run PWSA could offer
"I would argue that the best people to own and govern a water and sewer system are the people who live in the city itself," he said. "I have problems with a private entity. They're typically beholden to their stockholders."
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