Pittsburgh committee presents a plan for a plan for some of the city's rundown facilities

Pittsburgh committee presents a plan for a plan for some of the city's rundown facilities

A committee reviewing Pittsburgh-owned facilities has recommended the sale, renovation, relocation, demolition, or merger of thirty-one of the cities buildings.

The recommended list includes fire, paramedic, and police stations, as well as recreation and senior centers that have deteriorated or are no longer practical to maintain. The recommendations were based on a report completed by Massaro Construction Management Services earlier this year.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council to nominate new City Clerk

Pittsburgh City Council to nominate new City Clerk

Pittsburgh City Council is set to vote on legislation next week to welcome a new City Clerk to its chambers.  


Council President Bruce Kraus will submit legislation to nominate Brenda Pree, a native of Mississippi who served as City Clerk for the City of Jackson, Mississippi, and then as Management Analyst for the Fairfax County Office of Elections.  

Friday, August 25, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, state officials react to President Trump's ban on transgender service members

Pittsburgh, state officials react to President Trump's ban on transgender service members

In light of President Donald Trump’s announcement this week that transgender individuals will be banned from serving in the United States military, Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus is expected to introduce a Will of Council “roundly condemning” the ban. 


President Kraus is expected to stand with fellow members of council and the LGBTQIA+ community to push back against the policy and show Pittsburgh’s support for gender identity, expression and orientation equality Monday when the Will of Council will be introduced.  

Friday, July 28, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council calls on Congress to not support Trump's proposed budget

Pittsburgh City Council calls on Congress to not support Trump's proposed budget

Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor presented a Will of Council before City Council Tuesday morning strongly opposing the “draconian” cuts President Donald Trump has presented in his proposed budget, and to encourage Congress to reject his proposed spending plan. 

“Now is really the time, as a city, and as elected [officials] to reach out to other elected officials on the federal side to say how dramatic this would be to our city and the basic services that we provide,” said Councilman O’Connor at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council bill on punishing leaks from executive sessions one step closer to passage

The Finance and Law Committee of Pittsburgh City Council voted out a measure Wednesday that would penalize council members from disclosing information discussed during an executive session or closed door meeting. 

The measure is part of a bill that reorganizes the existing rules of council to reflect current processes and to create a more cogent format. 

“This really was a huge undertaking, I don’t know that the rules have had this extensive of an overview in quite some time,” said President Bruce Kraus, sponsor of the bill. 

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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