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The View from Foggy Goggle.

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | February 25, 2010

EMS professionals have commented on both sides of this issue on three prior posts. This post focuses on one of the issues raised in the comments.

If you’ve been reading the comments to our posts on the Mitchell case, where a City resident died during the great snowstorm of 2010 after repeatedly calling 911, you may have been puzzled by references to “Foggy Goggle”.  Well, you need wonder no more.  That’s the pub at Sevens Springs Resort, a ski venue in the Laurel Highlands, where Mayor Ravenstahl is alleged to have celebrated his 30th birthday party.  The question asked obliquely by the commenters, is whether the guest list included members of the senior staff of City government, including Public Safety Director Michael Huss.  In other words, was the City’s abysmal response to the onset of snow on Friday afternoon and evening due to the absence of not only the Mayor, but also other key leaders needed to jump-start the City’s emergency response. In other words, with a record storm approaching, was leadership  left by default in the hands of subordinates, while their bosses went to a party?

Its a fair question and ought to be answered. Its time to lift the fog.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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