Pittsburgh ICA board requests to be dissolved by Harrisburg

Pittsburgh ICA board requests to be dissolved by Harrisburg

The Pittsburgh Intergovernmental Authority held what the board hopes to be their final ever quarterly meeting Monday afternoon.

During the brief meeting, members voted to pass a resolution calling on the state General Assembly to dissolve the Authority now that Pittsburgh has requested to be pulled from Act 47 distress status.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Health Department extends its outreach on lead exposure through grants

Allegheny County Health Department extends its outreach on lead exposure through grants

The Allegheny County Health Department is making efforts to educate residents about the dangers of lead by issuing small grants to local groups where people may be at danger of high exposure.  


ACHD announced Thursday that it will be awarding ten “mini-grants,” totaling $38,900, to community organizations such as the Homewood Children’s Village ($3,000) and the Perry Hilltop Citizens Council ($5,000) to educate individuals on the sources and consequences of lead, as well as the importance of prevention and universal blood level testing.  

Thursday, January 4, 2018/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
PWSA should undergo restructuring, not privatization, according to panel review

PWSA should undergo restructuring, not privatization, according to panel review

After a tough year of water flush and boil advisories and partial lead-line replacement controversies, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s Blue Ribbon Panel suggests that the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority needs to completely restructure its management system, instead of being privatized.

According to its final report released last week, the panel says the reorganization should be completed by March 31 through a contract between the city and PWSA.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for the week of December 11

Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for the week of December 11

The state House and Senate wrapped up its legislative agenda for 2017 this week. 

Here's how the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County delegation voted on various pieces of legislation. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
A raise in Pittsburgh's realty transfer tax gets preliminary City Council approval

A raise in Pittsburgh's realty transfer tax gets preliminary City Council approval

Pittsburgh City Council has advanced legislation that would increase the city’s realty transfer tax from 4 percent to 4.5 percent in 2018.

The money garnered from the tax is expected to go toward the affordable housing trust fund, also known as the Housing Opportunity Trust Fund, which was approved by council last December. It is also expected to supply the fund with $10 million annually for the next five years to build housing and rehabilitate older homes for those who qualify under low-income standards.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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