Hidden mandates not terribly hidden
The mayor shall present an annual report on the tax monies paid per capita and the citizens of the City of Pittsburgh to the federal government that is allocated to military spending. The report shall include an analysis of the impact of the military budget on the City's economy in relation to jobs and social services. The mayor shall advertise this analysis in two prominent daily newspapers in the City.
Yes, it was once complied with.
But the bigger point it always gets me wondering is whether it is possible for a bottoms up revision of Pittsburgh's Home Rule Charter and code? A Constitutional convention of a sort. It there were student lawyers out there needing a project like this, could one calculate what percentage of the verbiage in the entire city code are really effective these days?