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
Pittsburgh looks to state supreme court to overturn paid sick leave precedent

Pittsburgh looks to state supreme court to overturn paid sick leave precedent

An argument over paid sick leave in Pittsburgh is instead turning into a fight over the rights of Pennsylvania municipalities, one that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court could have a large say in. 
 
At a rally outside the doors of Pittsburgh city council Thursday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Councilmen Corey O’Connor (District 5) and Ricky Burgess (District 9) and a group of local activists, all gathered to promote the filing of legal briefs with the state’s highest court. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
City contracts, police retirement spark pointed conversations on Pittsburgh city council

City contracts, police retirement spark pointed conversations on Pittsburgh city council

At a meeting Wednesday, Pittsburgh city council addressed a tax code clean up, followed up on a bill to support developing entrepreneurs, and addressed the city police’s mandatory retirement age. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Council introduces bill to fund entrepreneurs, approves over $5 million in police conduct settlements

Council introduces bill to fund entrepreneurs, approves over $5 million in police conduct settlements

Starting a new business in Pittsburgh and need an expensive permit? Maybe a new website or a hood on a stove?

New legislation proposed by Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) could mean there’s a grant for that.

The bill, proposed Tuesday, would direct the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority to set up an Entrepreneur Support Fund that could provide grants or loans to fledgling small businesses in the city.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Following affordable housing debate, Pittsburgh city council looks to keep better track of tax credits

Following affordable housing debate, Pittsburgh city council looks to keep better track of tax credits

Following a year of bean counting to fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, a new bill proposed by two Pittsburgh City Council members is hoping to keep better track of the city’s development dollars. 

The bill, sponsored by Councilwoman Deb Gross (District 7) and Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) would require yearly audits by the City Controller’s office of the city’s tax credits and abatements. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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