City Council amends lead safety bill

City Council amends lead safety bill

Philadelphia City Council approved amendments to a bill that will provide for lead paint inspections in residential units Thursday, setting up for a vote next week that’s been asked for by advocates and citizens for months.
 
The legislation, introduced by Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown (D-At Large), would now give property owners and landlords more time to prepare rental units for lead-safe certification and longer periods before requiring renewal. This will update existing laws passed in 2012.
Thursday, September 19, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
State reps pursue solutions for lead testing in Philadelphia hearing

State reps pursue solutions for lead testing in Philadelphia hearing

The House Democratic Policy Committee discussed mandatory lead blood testing for Pennsylvania children Tuesday at a hearing in Philadelphia. Rep. Mary Isaacson (D-Philadelphia), who has introduced legislation requiring these tests at ages one and two, hosted at the National Constitution Center, which is in her district.

Philadelphia has become a focal point in efforts to eradicate lead poisoning. Isaacson has mentioned the lead dust brought up from dismantling old industrial buildings and creating new housing in the 175th district as one of her major concerns. At the hearing, she also noted how much this policy meant to her predecessor and former boss, Rep. Mike O’Brien.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Pittsburgh City Council passes legislation for lead paint remediation, PWSA restructuring funds

Pittsburgh City Council passes legislation for lead paint remediation, PWSA restructuring funds

Pittsburgh City Council passed their portion of providing funding for a $3.4 million Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Grant with Allegheny County during their meeting Tuesday, but not before ensuring the city will receive its fair share of the funds.  

The Department of Economic Development of Allegheny County has been awarded the grant by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in county homes and rental units.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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