Pittsburgh to hire outside lobbyists to address legislative priorities in Harrisburg and Washington

Pittsburgh to hire outside lobbyists to address legislative priorities in Harrisburg and Washington

Pittsburgh City Council is set to approve $128,000 for the city to hire two lobbyists to address legislative priorities of Pittsburgh in Harrisburg and Washington. 

Debated Wednesday in the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, the two pieces of legislation would provide $62,000.00 to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney for “professional consulting services for federal government affairs and legislative services” on behalf of the city, and $66,000.00 to Malady & Wooten, Inc. for the same services at the state level. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council puts final votes on Housing Opportunity Fund, 2017 budget

Pittsburgh City Council puts final votes on Housing Opportunity Fund, 2017 budget

During Pittsburgh City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday morning, members voted in favor of approving the 2017 operating budget and separately establishing the Pittsburgh Housing Opportunity Fund to create affordable housing measures across the city.    

The Housing Fund legislation creates a budget obligation of the city to support an annual goal of $10 million that will go toward the construction of new affordable housing units, rental assistance, rental rehab, and increase accessibility of new and existing affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Councilwoman wants to see development slow down in the Strip District

Legislation that calls for certain city-owned properties to be sold to Pittsburgh’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for $1 a piece was the topic of Wednesday’s Finance and Law Committee of City Council. 

The proposed sale of twelve specified properties to the URA comes with the goal of returning those properties back to the tax rolls to generate revenue for the city budget and using the sales proceeds to generate funding for the city’s facilities maintenance fund. 

The 12 properties set to be sold include parking lots and empty buildings in Hazelwood, Downtown, Uptown and the Strip District. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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