That occasional odor in the City-County Building is not necessarily the stench of government. In America's most livable city, family-friendly Pittsburgh, visitors to city hall have no place to change a baby.
Unless they use a bench. Or a floor. Or a window ledge. Or the counter where they pay a tax or buy a dog license. In 2013, who knew?
Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak knew because a friend who brought a baby to the City-County Building couldn't find a changing table in an hour of need. We agree with the councilwoman and her desperate friend -- Pittsburgh can do better.
In a society where football stadiums, restaurants and service stations have bathrooms with baby-changing tables, it's time for the city to show some enlightenment, not to mention an interest in children's health and in parental well-being.
Toward that end, Ms. Rudiak received council's preliminary approval Wednesday for a bill that calls for installation of the tables in men's and women's restrooms in city-owned buildings open to the public.
We're all for it. Once that is done, we'll know that anything that smells rotten in city hall will be due to the grown-ups.