“The problem with the board of nominators is that there’s no check on their power and no structure that keeps them accountable to the people of Pittsburgh,” she said, before offering a list of possible ways to do that.

She suggested adding areas of green infrastructure expertise and representation of labor, public health and low-income ratepayers to the board of directors; an open and transparent process for qualified people to be on the PWSA board, accompanied by a public interview process; and to give City Council the power to recall a member of the board of nominators by a super majority vote.

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