Today's P-G includes a story about Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's recent acceptance of some perks.
I found it most interesting that, after taking that flight on a billionaire's private jet, the Mayor of Pittsburgh crashed at the apartment of a friend of a friend in Queens. (No specification provided on whether he slept on a couch or an air mattress.)
To my mind, this shows Mayor Opie wasn't looking for any hand-outs. If he had, he would have spent the night in Manhattan.