Proposed advisory board on bike lane infrastructure in Pittsburgh close to final passage

Legislation to create an advisory board on bike lane infrastructure is one step closer to final passage in the City of Pittsburgh. 

In order to address the rising trend of increased bike lanes across the city, Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith, sponsor of the legislation, hopes the advisory board will allow biking stakeholders, the administration, and residents to work together to decide where the popular mode of transportation should and shouldn't be constructed. 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Councilwoman calling for state investigation into city's water supplier

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman calling for state investigation into city's water supplier

In light of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s flush and boil water advisory issued Tuesday for about 100,000 of its customers due to a contamination precaution, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2) is calling on the state Attorney General and Auditor General to conduct an independent investigation into the city’s water supplier. 

“I am so sick of PWSA and all of the issues with PWSA,” said the Councilwoman following a council meeting Wednesday. “Since I’ve been here we’ve had issues with billing, issues with communication, lead in the water, and now this. We need an investigation into PWSA and we need to make some very strong steps moving forward.”
Wednesday, February 1, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council passes safeguards for immigrants and refugees as state battle over sanctuary city punishment continues

Pittsburgh City Council passes safeguards for immigrants and refugees as state battle over sanctuary city punishment continues

After President Donald Trump instituted an executive order last week temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-Majority countries, Pittsburgh City Council reasserted that Pittsburgh is "a city for all" by passing a six-piece legislative package on Tuesday aiming to make the region a more welcoming place for immigrants and refugees. 

“I could have never guessed when I introduced these bills where this country would be just two weeks later,” said Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8), prime sponsor of the package. “Today, more than ever, I think that it's essential that this council stand up and send a message not only to the residents of Pittsburgh and the people of the country, but to the people of the world that your voice can be heard and that this city is a welcoming city that builds bridges, not walls.” 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Proposed Pittsburgh bike lane advisory board could have impact on statewide guidelines

Proposed Pittsburgh bike lane advisory board could have impact on statewide guidelines

During Wednesday’s Finance and Law Committee of the Pittsburgh City Council, Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2) said her proposed advisory board could give Pittsburgh a say in shaping the state’s guidelines on bike lanes. 

In order to address the current trend of increasing bike lanes across the city, the Councilwoman introduced a proposal last week to create an advisory board that will allow biking stakeholders, the administration and residents of the city to work together to decide where the alternative transportation lanes should and shouldn’t be placed. 
Thursday, January 12, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman wants more inclusion when it comes to new bike lanes

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2) introduced a piece of legislation Tuesday that would create an advisory board on bike lane infrastructure across the city.

In order to address the current trend of increasing bike lanes, the Councilwoman hopes the advisory board will allow biking stakeholders, the administration and residents of the city to work together to decide where the alternative transportation lanes should and shouldn’t be placed.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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