Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay steps down

Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay steps down

After serving two years as Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Cameron McLay has decided to leave the Bureau. 


“I have made the decision that I have done as much as I can and now I want to turn it over and pass the torch,” said Chief McLay. 


McLay was hired in September 2014 as the first Police Chief in over 150 to be brought in from outside the force. Mayor Bill Peduto selected McLay to reestablish relationships between communities and leaders citywide; rebuild its internal protocols, controls, and ethics training. 

Friday, November 4, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Residents can access helpful Pittsburgh city data through new mobile app

The city of Pittsburgh launched a new website and mobile application to give residents instant access to important neighborhood data.

As part of the effort to promote transparency and open data, “Burgh’s Eye View” will allow citizens, for the first time, to gain visual insight into a wide range of data including incidents of crime, building permits and code violations, and 311 service requests. 
Monday, October 31, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County pledge to end hiring barriers for criminal offenders

The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have teamed up to sign a White House measure Monday that would eliminate hiring barriers for individuals with criminal records. 

Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald signed the White House Fair Chance Business Pledge and called on area businesses and corporations to join the county and city to end unfair hiring processes against those with a criminal history.
Monday, October 24, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council President plans to introduce new rule punishing leaks from council executive sessions

In an effort to keep Pittsburgh city council members from divulging sensitive information discussed in closed door meetings, City Council President Bruce Kraus is proposing legislation that would institute a hefty fine against those in violation. 

This penalty will be a part of proposed legislation that would “clean up” the rules of council and how it is governed. 
Thursday, October 20, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

PWSA files lawsuit against former management firm

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Veolia Water North America-Northeast LLC for a wide range of claims related to the now-expired contract between PWSA and Veolia from July 12, 2012 to December 31, 2015. 

According to a statement from the PWSA, Veolia assumed responsibility for senior executive management, operations and other functions at PWSA under the contract. Veolia was tasked to use their expertise to manage and improve PWSA’s operations and identify efficiencies and additional revenue for the Authority. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh