Councilmembers question money spent on outside law firms

Councilmembers question money spent on outside law firms

Weeks after being sworn into Pittsburgh City Council, Councilwoman Erika Strassburger (District 8) made good on a campaign promise.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh city council delays vote on building codes over accessibility concerns, moves ahead with contracting oversight

Pittsburgh city council delays vote on building codes over accessibility concerns, moves ahead with contracting oversight

Pittsburgh City Council delayed three bills on city building codes Wednesday after hearing from nearly two-dozen disability advocates — some themselves disabled — concerned about the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections’ adherence to the federal Americans With Disabilities Act.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
To fend off displacement, councilman suggests deed restrictions on city-owned land

To fend off displacement, councilman suggests deed restrictions on city-owned land

In response to growing concern from residents about displacement should Amazon make Pittsburgh its second home, Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) proposed legislation Tuesday placing deed restrictions on between 15 and 20 properties in Hazelwood.

With the former steel mill site of Hazelwood Green seen as a likely Amazon Headquarters location, O’Connor said the properties would be left to lower income residents to help keep them in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
After four years behind the scenes, Strassburger sworn into Pittsburgh City Council

After four years behind the scenes, Strassburger sworn into Pittsburgh City Council

Welcomed by bagpipes, her supporters and her now fellow councilmembers, Erika Strassburger was sworn into Pittsburgh City Council Thursday.

The Democrat, who ran as an independent after failing to secure District 8 committee member’s vote, will be taking former Councilman Dan Gilman’s seat which encompasses Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Point Breeze, and parts of Oakland. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation to monitor spending

Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation to monitor spending

Two Pittsburgh City Councilmembers are proposing legislation to better monitor city spending in the midst of ongoing legal problems and growing concern over a police contract.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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