Pittsburgh, Allegheny County continue cooperation on youth summer workforce program

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County continue cooperation on youth summer workforce program

As Pittsburgh Public Schools enter their second week of summer break, Pittsburgh City Council has moved along two bills to fund the city’s youth summer workforce program.

The two bills would allocate close to $1 million for the Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program, a six-week intensive workforce engagement for teenagers and young adults in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

The first of the two bills grants an $700,000 agreement with Partner4Work, a nonprofit workforce development organization, for the shared operation of the Learn and Earn program alongside the city and county. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council President plans to introduce new rule punishing leaks from council executive sessions

In an effort to keep Pittsburgh city council members from divulging sensitive information discussed in closed door meetings, City Council President Bruce Kraus is proposing legislation that would institute a hefty fine against those in violation. 

This penalty will be a part of proposed legislation that would “clean up” the rules of council and how it is governed. 
Thursday, October 20, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ordinance would make building utility information public

The Performance and Asset Management Committee of Pittsburgh City Council voted on an ordinance Tuesday that would publicly disclose utility information of city-owned buildings. 

Modeled after other cities around the country like Boston and New York, the energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance will make city facilities list energy usage information, water usage, and gas information in an effort to create more transparency and to incentivize those buildings to reduce utility costs, by June 2017. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council receives update on plan to fix city's facilities and assets

Members of the Mayor Peduto’s administration came before Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday during a Post Agenda meeting to lay out the status of the Facilities Optimization Plan. 

The 40-year facilities optimization plan is the result of an ongoing, comprehensive facility management study of Pittsburgh, done by Massaro Corp., that evaluates the city’s approximate 300 structures that total more than 2.1 million square feet of building space. 

The study came after an executive order made by Mayor Peduto last June to enact a long-term, strategic investment and maintenance plan for city owned facilities, as part of the Pittsburgh’s comphrensive fixed asset management system. 
Thursday, July 14, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

New Ethics Hearing Board members preliminarily approved by Pittsburgh City Council

Pittsburgh City Council met Wednesday to confirm new members appointed to the Ethics Hearing Board of the City of Pittsburgh.
The appointment of the nine-member Ethics Hearing Board is a result of legislation that was passed by City Council in October to reconstitute Pittsburgh’s long-dormant ethics board.
Previous to the legislation sponsored by Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8), the members were appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the members of City Council, and had only met a few times between 2010-2014. 
“The problem was that when a mayor in particular, and sometimes a council member might be under any sort of ethics investigation, they are being reviewed by the very people they appointed,” said Councilman Gilman. 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh