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
Worried about displacement, Pittsburghers demand to see Amazon bid

Worried about displacement, Pittsburghers demand to see Amazon bid

With signs demanding transparency, community investment, and their very own ‘Alexa’ more than 20 community organizers and concerned residents gathered in front of the Pittsburgh City-County Building to ask that elected officials release their much discussed Amazon HQ2 bid to the public Wednesday.

Pittsburgh along with Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, and over a dozen other cities, is competing to land Amazon’s second headquarters. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
With Arizona death in rearview mirror, PennDOT introduces plan to regulate autonomous vehicles

With Arizona death in rearview mirror, PennDOT introduces plan to regulate autonomous vehicles

In light of a fatal accident in Arizona last month involving an Uber autonomous vehicle, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced a plan to increase safety regulations for self-driving vehicles in the commonwealth Monday.

“We value the contribution that companies and other entities engaged in autonomous vehicle research and deployment bring to Pennsylvania, but we can’t ignore the concern, and safety always comes first,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards said at a summit in Pittsburgh on self-driving vehicles.

Monday, April 9, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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
Three years on, Pittsburgh Council hears complaints on landlord registry at public hearing

Three years on, Pittsburgh Council hears complaints on landlord registry at public hearing

Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing on a long talked about policy that requires landlords to register their property Wednesday.

Despite passing in 2015, the ordinance has not yet been enacted because of a legal challenge from a group of local landlords.

Thursday, April 5, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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