Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for July 24

The state Senate voted on a package of revenue bills this week to balance the current and just recently concluded 2016-17 fiscal year budget.

Here’s how the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Senate legislative delegation voted on those bills. 

Friday, July 28, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Mayor signs executive order on responsible contracting, job training efforts

Pittsburgh Mayor signs executive order on responsible contracting, job training efforts

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto was joined by the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania and Oxford Development Co. Wednesday to announce an Executive Order to support the local construction industry and new job training opportunities in the city.

The Responsible Contracting order calls for a creation of a labor-management task force that will study ways to assist new businesses that want to invest in the city, support redevelopment in underserved neighborhoods, connect reputable contractors with local construction opportunities, write policy, and connect residents with the training necessary to find good-paying jobs in the construction industry. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Report shows Pittsburgh should be putting $60 million into repairs of some of its buildings

Report shows Pittsburgh should be putting $60 million into repairs of some of its buildings

The City of Pittsburgh needs to spend an estimated $60 million to repair it’s worn-down buildings and structures, including fire houses, police stations, senior centers, and Public Works facilities.  


That’s according to a report by Massaro Construction Management Services on city-owned facilities released Tuesday by Mayor Peduto’s office. The report was commissioned in 2016 to provide a third-party review of Pittsburgh government facilities to help guide city efforts to fully assess their conditions and explore ways to improve them.  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County join national initiative to make homes greener and safer

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County join national initiative to make homes greener and safer

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzergald joined together Friday, along with other area officials, to enter into a national initiative to make the region's housing stock more efficient and healthy.

Pittsburgh joins 19 other cities nationwide by participating in the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI)- a partnership between the Mayor’s Office, other government agencies, and nonprofit service providers to deliver housing intervention programs for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County residents living in energy inefficient, unhealthy, and unsafe homes.
Friday, July 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Commonwealth Court sides with Pittsburgh over police salary battle

Commonwealth Court sides with Pittsburgh over police salary battle

The Commonwealth Court ruled this week that the Pittsburgh police union union's judicial request for an officer wage increase should be started at the Court of Common Pleas, instead of at the appellate level.  


The seven judge panel heard the case in Pittsburgh in early April after talks between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1 to negotiate a contract for officers broke down, sending the dispute into binding arbitration. 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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