Pittsburgh to defend Amazon bid privacy in court

Pittsburgh to defend Amazon bid privacy in court

In a press release, the city, Allegheny county, and the Allegheny Conference jointly announced that they filed a court appeal to the state Office of Open Records’ order that their bid become public. 

“The proposal submitted by PGHQ2 was a collective effort by multiple local stakeholders, including the county and city,” the release said. “In addition to the legal arguments, releasing the proposal would put our region at a competitive disadvantage.” 

Friday, February 23, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
PWSA facing DEP fine for violation of Clean Streams Law, addresses report on People’s Natural Gas deal at board meeting

PWSA facing DEP fine for violation of Clean Streams Law, addresses report on People’s Natural Gas deal at board meeting

The state Department of Environmental Protection recommended a fine against the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority from two broken pipes that spilled chlorinated water into the Allegheny River last year. 

The violation came up on the PWSA’s February board meeting agenda Friday morning. After the meeting, Interim Executive Director Robert Weimar refused to divulge any details besides that the authority planned an appeal. 

Friday, February 23, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Controller Wagner releases report on PWSA lead pipe replacement

Allegheny County Controller Wagner releases report on PWSA lead pipe replacement

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner released a report Wednesday that took issue with the cost of lead line replacements in Pittsburgh, and also drew push back from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. 

 

The report comes after the PWSA announced $44 million in funding to replace 2,100 lead service lines in order to meet the authority's consent decree with the Department of Environmental Protection. 

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Airport activism for transparency largely confined to social media

Airport activism for transparency largely confined to social media

Nearly 150 people were interested according to Facebook. 15 said they were going. 

But only two actually showed up Tuesday night to voice their concerns of a planned renovation of Pittsburgh International Airport to Allegheny County Council. 

The “speak out” was organized David Allinder, a Pittsburgh resident who runs a publishing company based in Wheeling, WV. 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh council passes entrepreneur loan program, rejects tax code contract

Pittsburgh council passes entrepreneur loan program, rejects tax code contract

Pittsburgh City Council finished off some business Tuesday, passing a bill originally introduced by Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) to provide seed funding to entrepreneurs as well as rejecting a bill to hire an outside law firm to look over the city’s tax code. 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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