State and local officials discuss affordable housing troubles in Pittsburgh

State and local officials discuss affordable housing troubles in Pittsburgh

State representatives and local officials gathered in Pittsburgh Wednesday to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods across the city.

Rep. Dom Costa (D-Morningside) hosted a Democratic Policy Committee meeting in Lawrenceville, one of Pittsburgh’s most rapidly growing and changing city neighborhoods, to determine what state legislators can do to aid local efforts on the topic.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Proposed Allegheny County budget calls for $25 million increase, holds the line on property taxes

Proposed Allegheny County budget calls for $25 million increase, holds the line on property taxes

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald presented his 2018 proposed budget to County Council Tuesday evening.

The $905.7 million budget represents a $25.4 million, or 2.8 percent increase over the last year, and also marks the sixth consecutive year that the plan is presented without the use of one-time revenue sources, said Fitzgerald. The proposal also will again hold the line on property taxes for the 16th time in the past 17 years.  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh committee presents a plan for a plan for some of the city's rundown facilities

Pittsburgh committee presents a plan for a plan for some of the city's rundown facilities

A committee reviewing Pittsburgh-owned facilities has recommended the sale, renovation, relocation, demolition, or merger of thirty-one of the cities buildings.

The recommended list includes fire, paramedic, and police stations, as well as recreation and senior centers that have deteriorated or are no longer practical to maintain. The recommendations were based on a report completed by Massaro Construction Management Services earlier this year.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for October 2

Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for October 2

The state House and Senate wrapped up another legislative session week.

Here's what the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County delegation were up to. 

Friday, October 6, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Peduto unveils Pittsburgh's newest Climate Action Plan

Peduto unveils Pittsburgh's newest Climate Action Plan

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto released his updated plans to fight climate change in the city this week through the Climate Action Plan 3.0.

First introduced in 2008, the Climate Action Plan includes local goals and strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the city. A re-worked version in 2012 featured steps toward a greenhouse gas reduction target of 20 percent below 2003 levels by 2023.
Thursday, October 5, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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