Pittsburgh region officials announce $7.8 million in grants for transportation improvement projects

Pittsburgh region officials announce $7.8 million in grants for transportation improvement projects

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined members of the Allegheny County delegation in the state House and Senate to announce $7,778,309 in funding for various improvement projects around the region. 


“We are very grateful to have such strong partnerships with the members of the State Senate and House who represent Allegheny County in Harrisburg, as well as Governor Wolf,” said Fitzgerald. “It is through those partnerships, and all of us working together for the greater good, that we are able to see success such as these.”

Thursday, December 8, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh water and sewer monthly rates to increase for next two years

Pittsburgh water and sewer monthly rates to increase for next two years

In an effort to tackle over $750 million in debt and to remedy an aging pipeline infrastructure, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Board of Directors approved a $130 million 2017 operating budget last week that includes rate increases for the next two years. 

Beginning January 1, 2017, PWSA’s rates will increase by $6.90 per month for the average customer, and an additional $4.80 per month in 2018.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Officials develop response to post-election “collective unrest”

Officials develop response to post-election “collective unrest”

Following what was called “collective unrest” Monday stemming from the November 8 General Election results, state and local official in Pennsylvania have started releasing plans to deal with alleged hate crimes.

Monday, November 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Pittsburgh City Council eyeing $1.5 million for police body cameras

Pittsburgh City Council eyeing $1.5 million for police body cameras

Pittsburgh City Council introduced legislation earlier this week that would provide $1.5 million for police body cameras. 


Through a five-year contract with Taser International, Inc, a body worn camera manufacturer and digital management company out of Arizona, Pittsburgh police officers would be outfitted with 550 additional body cameras and cloud storage for the footage. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Councilwoman Rudiak introduces gender equity legislation

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Rudiak introduces gender equity legislation

During a press conference and post agenda meeting Tuesday, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak (District 4) introduced legislation that would support gender equity in the workplace, city services, public safety and all elements of city government and services. 

In an effort to end discrimination against women, the proposed ordinance adopts language from the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an international agreement that supports the principles of fundamental human rights and equality for women around the world. 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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