Pittsburgh City Councilman seeks to improve the lives of immigrants, refugees

Pittsburgh City Councilman seeks to improve the lives of immigrants, refugees

In an effort to make Pittsburgh a more inclusive and welcoming city, Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8), along with faith-based and nonprofit leaders introduced a six-piece legislative package Tuesday that will make living in the city a safer place for immigrants and refugees. 

“Pittsburgh is a city where all who live, work, and learn here are valued and respected,” said Councilman Gilman. “It is the City of Pittsburgh’s duty to serve and protect all of its residents regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, country of origin, sexual orientation, or status as an immigrant or refugee.” 
Tuesday, January 17, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mayor's office swears in LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council

During a Friday morning ceremony, the office of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto swore in 16 members to the newly revised LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council. 

Selected by the Mayor following a public application process, the members will act as a conduit for the LGBTQIA+ community to advise the Mayor and City Council on issues of inclusionary hiring practices and advancement in policies, among other topics that best represent and support the LGBTQIA+ community of Pittsburgh.

Friday, January 13, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania applies to be automated vehicle “proving ground”

Pennsylvania applies to be automated vehicle “proving ground”

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced this week they have applied to the US Department of Transportation to be designated as an Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Pilot to facilitate the safe and innovative development of these technologies.

 

“This application further illustrates that we’re a national leader in supporting automated vehicle development with safety and flexibility in mind,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards said in a release on the announcement. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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
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