Pittsburgh city council is looking for an independent voice in city management

Pittsburgh city council is looking for an independent voice in city management

As council wound down last Wednesday, Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess (District 9) took the time give a brief statement to the emptying chambers, down to only the necessary five to have quorum.

“Over the years council has ceded a lot of the authority overseeing projects to city planning, to other entities,” Burgess said. “If council has the appetite to, we could always change the code and put more approval in our hands. I’m open to that conversation.”

Friday, February 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
At forum, Pittsburgh District 8 candidates make case for special election

At forum, Pittsburgh District 8 candidates make case for special election

The main disagreements that broke through the steady pace of questioning were mostly over whose background was best suited to joining city council.
Monday, January 29, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Breaking trend, Pittsburgh chef Finn wins Democratic nod for March special election

Breaking trend, Pittsburgh chef Finn wins Democratic nod for March special election

Restaurateur and activist Sonja Finn won the Democratic nomination to run for Pittsburgh’s open District 8 city council seat in a special election on March 6. 
Sunday, January 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
As Healey announces for District 8, controversy brews over Allegheny Dem's endorsement process

As Healey announces for District 8, controversy brews over Allegheny Dem's endorsement process

After taking a podium on the cramped main floor of the 5801 Video Lounge in Shadyside, Marty Healey launched a campaign for the newly-vacated District 8 Pittsburgh city council seat with a forward-looking speech, pulling on his time as businessman and an LGBT political activist.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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