City, advocates push buck back and forth over accessibility enforcement

City, advocates push buck back and forth over accessibility enforcement

After hearing impassioned testimony from disability advocates, Pittsburgh City Council met Wednesday to figure out how well the city enforces federal disability law.

The meeting, called for by Councilwoman Deb Gross (District 7) was in response to an April council meeting where three bills to alter permits and licensing procedures were held up by public comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh council members hope to keep some control after PWSA restructuring

Pittsburgh council members hope to keep some control after PWSA restructuring

Pittsburgh city council Wednesday voted to hold a bill that would change the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board and governance, as members try to find a way to keep some council oversight over the city’s water system.

The members now plan to hold two future public meetings in June before a final vote at the end of the month.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh council looks for ways to combat climate change

Pittsburgh council looks for ways to combat climate change

Pittsburgh City Council heard testimony from experts on the city’s ambitious, thrice-redrafted Climate Action Plan Tuesday.

Currently the plan includes reducing Pittsburgh’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, cutting transportation emissions in half by 2030 and divesting the city’s pension fund from fossil fuels. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
City Controller releases Pittsburgh's 2017 annual financial report

City Controller releases Pittsburgh's 2017 annual financial report

Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb released the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2017 Tuesday. Lamb reported that Pittsburgh, whose fiscal year ended New Year’s Eve, is on the road to financial stability, but still has much room to grow.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
PennDOT Secretary testifies before House Transportation Committee on automated vehicle plan

PennDOT Secretary testifies before House Transportation Committee on automated vehicle plan

In the aftermath of a fatal accident in Arizona involving an Uber Highly Automated Vehicle (HAV), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released a plan to increase safety regulations for self-driving cars. Following the April announcement, PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards testified before the House Transportation Committee to discuss the future of HAVs and the proposed policy plan to regulate self-driving cars.  
Monday, April 30, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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