Pittsburghers hold second climate strike

Pittsburghers hold second climate strike

Across the state students and advocates hosted climate strikes Friday to once again call on elected officials to take action on climate change.

Armed with signs and bundled for the chilly weather outside the city-county building, people gathered to share their concern over how climate change has already impacted Pittsburgh, their own lives, and their futures.  
Monday, December 9, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Auditor General DePasquale admonishes Pittsburgh Public Schools for its travel spending

Auditor General DePasquale admonishes Pittsburgh Public Schools for its travel spending

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released an audit reprimanding Pittsburgh Public Schools for “failing” to properly control its travel costs Wednesday. In a report which condemned a lack of financial oversight and outlined the district’s travel budget increasing over the course of three years, DePasquale declared the district’s spending in this area didn’t hold any clear benefit for its students. 

According to DePasquale the school board has neglected fiscal oversight to the point of it being “non-existent.” Currently the district’s travel budget for 2019 is $453,231, which is double Philadelphia's $217,906 budget despite that city having far more students. 
Thursday, November 21, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
With no tax increases, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto unveils 2020 budget proposal

With no tax increases, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto unveils 2020 budget proposal

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto proposed his 2020 budget plan to city council during their Tuesday morning meeting. In a presentation that boasted progress from 2019, Peduto promised no tax increases and a plan that ensured the city’s continued growth in the year to come. 

The 2020 operating budget consists of a  $608 million operating budget and an $108 million capital budget. 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and business leaders clash over petrochemical companies

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and business leaders clash over petrochemical companies

On Wednesday at a Climate Action summit, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced his opposition to bringing additional petrochemical companies to Western Pennsylvania.

In his remarks Peduto stated that his objections stem from concern over the impact of fossil fuels on climate change, the economy, and public health.
Thursday, October 31, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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Pittsburghers debate reparations in local town hall meeting

Pittsburghers debate reparations in local town hall meeting

In the historic Hill District neighborhood, the People’s Campaign for Reparations and Black Self-Determination held a town hall to discuss racism, share their own stories, and explore what reparations would look like in the city of Pittsburgh.

When the matter was brought before Pittsburgh City Council, Khalil Raheem, founder of the New African Independence Party defined reparations as a way of using methods ranging from a formal apology to policy changes to address the impact the legacy of systemic racism has had on the black population.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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