The following was sent on December 11, 2019 to Council President Bruce Kraus
and members of the Pittsburgh City Council, among others.
(The Mon-Oakland Connector was previously called the Oakland Transit Connector.)
President Bruce Kraus
Pittsburgh City Council
You have “sat on the fence” and “weighed both sides” for the past four and a half years concerning whether or not you support the Mon-Oakland Connector through Panther Hollow.
You are fully aware of the vast amounts of information on the websites www.SavePantherHollow.com and www.OaklandDignity.com, and the numerous communications from those individuals and organizations who are in solidarity with us in standing firm against any roadway through our neighborhood. You are also aware of the ample information provided by the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Hazelwood Green foundation owners, the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, and their supporters who want a roadway through our neighborhood.
You have comprehended, interpreted, discerned, assessed, inferred, and placed an appreciation and valuation on your understanding of this information. Our community is now asking that you move forward without any doubts by giving us your position of whether or not you support the Mon-Oakland Connector through Panther Hollow.
Your decision can be facilitated and simplified by taking one of these two positions: Do you support the protection and preservation of historic Panther Hollow, as well as honor both the dignity of the residents and the legacy of their ancestors? Or do you advocate for the decimation of historic Panther Hollow by supporting the roadway with the resultant massive expansion by Pitt, CMU, and developers, among others?
We await your honest response.
Bruce Kraus has not responded.