Community organizers file amicus brief to make public Pittsburgh Amazon H2Q bid

Community organizers file amicus brief to make public Pittsburgh Amazon H2Q bid

Despite being ordered to make the details of the Amazon HQ2 bid to the public, the City of Pittsburgh instead opted to appeal the decision. This “veil of secrecy,” as community organizers call it, has caused frustration among Pittsburgh residents. So much so that early Thursday morning, the Community Power Movement and a dozen other activists took to City-County Building steps to announce the submission of a petition and amicus brief urging the city to reveal what Amazon has been promised. 

Friday, June 22, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council approves centralized record-keeping system

Pittsburgh City Council approves centralized record-keeping system

In Pittsburgh for a number of years the Office of the City Clerk has been responsible for keeping track of records related to city council matters and legislation. All other city departments have been responsible for their own records, without uniform standards or resources. According to city officials this has led to less than stellar record keeping. Two bills, 539 and 540, which received their final vote Tuesday, seek to change that.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Local activists oppose partnership between PWSA and Peoples Natural Gas

Local activists oppose partnership between PWSA and Peoples Natural Gas

Efforts by natural gas company Peoples Gas to partner with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has earned the ire of several activists and community leaders in recent weeks. So much so that grassroots advocacy group Our Water Campaign gathered in front of the company’s North Shore headquarters Wednesday morning to launch a petition against what it thinks will lead to the privatization of the PWSA.

Thursday, June 14, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force concludes listening tour in Allegheny County

Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force concludes listening tour in Allegheny County

The Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force wrapped up its statewide listening tour Tuesday morning at Woodland Hills High School. Formed a month after the deadly Parkland shooting, the task force has held six meetings to receive input from students and educators and determine best practices for improving school security and safety.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to partner with Ford to improve city’s mobility

Pittsburgh to partner with Ford to improve city’s mobility

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stood with John Kwant, vice president of Ford City Solutions Tuesday to announce a partnership between Ford, the city, and the Department of Infrastructure and Mobility that will make the Steel City the first to participate in the company’s City of Tomorrow Challenge.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
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