If you really care about this issue, you'd do well to make some calls or send some e-mails. Contact the Penguins and ask them what's the most effective thing fans can do help the cause. Ask the same question of Bill Peduto at City Council and State Sens. Fontana and Logan. Maybe it's as simple as the 1960s concept of stuffing envelopes or doing some other grunt work. But at least you'd be doing something that would actually assist the cause for a new arena.
Boycotting Station Square and changing party affilation to vote against Rendell in the primary are completely futile gestures.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to stand on the Smithfield Street Bridge and flip the bird to Station Square for eight hours. That'll show 'em.
I've asked the question to the state sens and they all say the same thing...to keep pressure on Rendell, Oconnor and Onorato.
Thank you for communicating to me your thoughts on the need for a new
arena, the future of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Isle of Capri
It is important to the region, including the City of Pittsburgh, that we
retain the Penguins in the city. The Penguins have not asked for state
money; instead, their plan revolves around getting the slots license.
That being said, the State Senate has no vote in that decision, but its
members can certainly have an impact, as can you.
Just recently, I introduced legislation asking the Gaming Board to take
into consideration whether a casino plan includes funding for an arena
when making their decision regarding the slots license. Senators Costa
and Logan have signed on as co-sponsors on this bill. It is my hope
that this bill will be one more tool to ensure that the decision that
the Gaming Board makes is one that best for the City and region.
Together, I believe we can do what is necessary to keep the Penguins in
Pittsburgh. Again, thank you for your communication. I look forward to
hearing from you on this and other issues that are of importance to you.
Thanks for your email concerning the Pens. I share your same concerns.
I am very supportive of keeping the Penguins in Pittsburgh and will do
all that I can to achieve that goal. I believe that whoever receives
the City of Pittsburgh Slots License should contribute towards the
construction of a new arena. In fact, I cosponsored legislation
introduced by Senator Wayne Fontana that would ensure that any slots
proposal that has an arena component is strongly considered. The
Penguins Slots Proposal is very thorough and would greatly help Uptown
if awarded and will do all that I can to make sure it is considered by
the Gaming Board.
Thank you for contacting me in support of funding for the development of a new arena in the City of Pittsburgh. As you may know, discussions with officials at the state and county levels are underway in order to determine the potential availability of gaming or alternative funds for this project. I believe that it is very important that the Penguins remain in Pittsburgh, as the team is a vital regional asset. In addition, the Civic Arena is a facility that is used by a wide variety of organizations throughout the year. The cumulative economic impact of these events generates a significant amount of revenue for the local market. In light of this, I have publicly endorsed the PenguinsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ partnership with Isle of Capri Casinos in their efforts to secure a gaming license. Not only does their proposal allow the Penguins to remain in Pittsburgh, but it also would provide funding for future downtown development and revitalization. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts on this matter.
Thanks for the E-mail. I do in fact publicly support the Capri Plan, but
my e-mail address appears on the wrong side of the various web pages
regarding this issue despite my requests to have it moved. Please make
your voice heard in April when the gaming board arrives in town.
you and I are on the same page!!! The Penquins proposal is a
WIN-WIN FOR PENQUINS AND THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH AND THE REGION!!!!! THIS
ENTIRE PROCESS WITH GAMING LICENSES HAS ME VERY
CONCERNED----------------I HEAR THE SAME RUMORS YOU HAVE
HEARD---------------------I HOPE THE PENQUINS PREVAIL!!!!!! THANKS FOR
YOUR EMAIL---IT IS RIGHT ON POINT AND VERY POWERFUL!!! KEEP THE PRESSURE
ON MAYOR---COUNTY EXECUTIVE ONORATO AND GOVERNOR!!!!
This is just a short note to thank you for your recent e-mail communication and comments related to keeping the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We could also significantly reduce the public cost of a new arena by requiring the recipient of the slots license to fund the project.
I appreciate your kind remarks and look forward to your continued support toward that goal.
...So there you have it...rather than just talking, why don't you begin to do your part to help the cause? To this point you have offered nothing other than negative input regarding topics I highly doubt you specialize in. Read through these messages and tell me what else can be done to help this team...Or do you even really care about this issue or about this team? If you don't, why are you here?