Pittsburgh City Council holds preliminary discussions on tax exemptions for developers

Pittsburgh City Council holds preliminary discussions on tax exemptions for developers

Pittsburgh City Council held a post agenda meeting Tuesday on preliminary discussions on programs aimed at stimulating commercial and residential development in several targeted city neighborhoods.

Much of the dialogue at the meeting, headed by Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8), centered around the necessity to construct comprehensive tax exemption programs for real estate developers that fit into the current – and future – conditions of Pittsburgh’s economy and demographics.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council confirms first director of the city's new Department of Mobility and Infrastructure

Pittsburgh City Council confirms first director of the city's new Department of Mobility and Infrastructure

Pittsburgh City Council Monday confirmed Karina Ricks Monday, the city’s first director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure.

A former associate director in Washington D.C’s transportation department, Ricks begin at the new Pittsburgh department in February as interim director making a salary of $103,936 a year. The department’s annual budget is $439,643.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council approves new Police Chief

Pittsburgh City Council approves new Police Chief

Pittsburgh City Council unanimously approved Scott Schubert’s appointment as chief of the city’s Bureau of Police on Tuesday. 

“I think this is a great appointment by the Mayor,” said Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2). “We’ve seen [Schubert] first hand serve the community as commander of our zone, attend countless community meetings…it's just tremendous.”
Tuesday, February 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council approves $250K for bicentennial debt

Pittsburgh City Council approves $250K for bicentennial debt

Pittsburgh City Council approved a measure Tuesday morning that would cover $250,000 in remaining costs from the city’s year-long bicentennial celebrations. 

About $1.5 million was covered by private investors such as nonprofits and foundations for events like parades, festivals, parties, marathons and walks around the city, but that wasn’t quite enough. 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council puts final votes on Housing Opportunity Fund, 2017 budget

Pittsburgh City Council puts final votes on Housing Opportunity Fund, 2017 budget

During Pittsburgh City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday morning, members voted in favor of approving the 2017 operating budget and separately establishing the Pittsburgh Housing Opportunity Fund to create affordable housing measures across the city.    

The Housing Fund legislation creates a budget obligation of the city to support an annual goal of $10 million that will go toward the construction of new affordable housing units, rental assistance, rental rehab, and increase accessibility of new and existing affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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