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Mr. John A. Brooks, Chairman, Board of Directors

Port Authority of Allegheny County

Heinz 57 Center

345 Sixth Avenue, Third Floor

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2527


RE: Pennsylvania Sunshine Act Request


Dear Mr. Brooks:


Under the terms of the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act [Act of July 3, 1986, P.L. 388, No. 84, 65 P.S. 271 et seq., as amended], and the Port Authority of Allegheny County Board Policy governing presentation by members of the public to the Board [located at Internet web address

< http://www.portauthority.org/grow/pgboardPolicy.asp >], I hereby request that I be scheduled to speak to the Port Authority Board at the Board meeting scheduled to be held on 2004 June 25 at 9: 30 a.m.


I will be representing myself, and my own opinions, during this presentation. No one will accompany me to this presentation. My addresses and telephone number are located at the beginning of this letter.


The issue I intend to address at this meeting will be my response to the May 18 letter [copied to all members of the Port Authority Board of Directors] I received from Port Authority Chief Executive Officer Paul P. Skoutelas, which provided a rationale for maintaining a policy which will result in the complete waste of two million dollars of taxpayer money; please note that the potential waste of two million dollars of taxpayer money was never addressed in his letter. Since the Port Authority Board of Directors did not make a decision, or officially react in any way, to my statement of April 23, I assume my concerns are still under consideration by the Board


I understand that this request must be received by you at least two weeks prior to the Board meeting, when I request to speak. This letter will be mailed on June 9, for arrival in your office on June 10, which should satisfy this requirement.


I understand that I will be provided up to ten minutes for my presentation before the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County.


Sincerely yours,




Glenn A. Walsh




Enclosure:Letter to Glenn A. Walsh from Paul P. Skoutelas, 2004 May 18


Copy:†††† Members of the Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County

††††††††††††††† Dan Onorato, Chief Executive, County of Allegheny

††††††††††††††† Members, County Council, County of Allegheny

††††††††††††††† Ed Rendell, Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

††††††††††††††† Bob OíConnor, Pennsylvania Governorís Representative in Western Pennsylvania

††††††††††††††† Local Delegation: Pennsylvania General Assembly

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