PWSA board approves appointment of new interim executive director

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board approved the appointment of Robert Weimar as its interim executive director for one year.
Weimar, formerly the acting director of engineering for the authority, will earn up to $350,000 in the role.
Bernard Lindstrom, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, has served as interim executive director since September, and was poised to stay in that position for up to two years, via an announcement by Mayor Bill Peduto.
Monday, June 26, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to start distributing free water filters next week

Pittsburgh to start distributing free water filters next week

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced this week that the city will start distributing free water filters next week as part of the citywide effort at lead remediation.

 

According to the administration, the effort will start with distribution first being available to expectant mothers and families with children less than six years old.

Thursday, May 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh looks to recruit more paramedics through changes to union agreement

In an effort to recruit more Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers and reduce forced overtime costs, Pittsburgh plans to increase salaries for newly hired paramedics and emergency medical technicians. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Proposed Pittsburgh ordinance would make performers pay fair share for taxpayer facilities

Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration is introducing an ordinance to close a loophole that allowed performers that come to Pittsburgh to hide income and get out of paying full value for using taxpayer-funded facilities. 

 

The ordinance is a response to legislation created by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak (District 4) in 2014 calling on City Controller Michael Lamb to audit the Sports and Exhibition Authority and the Stadium Authority. That audit found a loophole that allowed performers to hide their earnings from the city by paying themselves a small amount and utilizing a trust account to shield the remainder of their earnings. 

Monday, July 11, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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