Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

In an effort to end what many in the political world consider the unfair practice of gerrymandering in state and congressional legislative districts, Pittsburgh City Council presented a resolution Tuesday to support two state bills that aim to reform the process by which legislative districts are redrawn.

The Will of Council presented by a number of city councilmembers calls the decennial drawing of districts a “detriment of our representative democracy,” and argued that the state, and the city of Pittsburgh, “deserve a fair, fully transparent, impartial and depoliticized process.”
Tuesday, October 24, 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
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