According to Rich Lord's story in the Post-Gazette, yet another Pittsburgh City Council member is going out of her way to embarrass the rest of us:
Pittsburgh Councilwoman Twanda Carlisle faces action by a credit card company over an unpaid $4,325 bill.It's not like we aren't paying her enough! And clearly, the woman has had other problems paying her bills; credit card interest rates are insane, of course, but 25.9% is high even for them. The rates only climb that high when the issuers have next-to-no confidence that you are going to pay them what you owe.
In an action filed last week, Capital One Bank of Syosset, N.Y., alleges that Ms. Carlisle has "willfully failed and/or refused to pay the balance due" on a card that now carries a 25.9 percent interest rate. An arbitration hearing is set for March 6.
Now that DeFazio is officially gone, it looks like Twanda Carlisle will be taking his spot on my "Top 10 List of Pittsburgh Public Officials who make me Cringe With Embarassement".