Pittsburgh Councilwoman Rudiak introduces gender equity legislation

Pittsburgh Councilwoman Rudiak introduces gender equity legislation

During a press conference and post agenda meeting Tuesday, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak (District 4) introduced legislation that would support gender equity in the workplace, city services, public safety and all elements of city government and services. 

In an effort to end discrimination against women, the proposed ordinance adopts language from the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an international agreement that supports the principles of fundamental human rights and equality for women around the world. 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Proposed legislation on “sanctuary cities” could have impact on Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Pending state legislation that would punish so-called "sanctuary cities" could have an impact on Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council lightens up on legislation punishing leaks from council executive sessions

Proposed legislation to keep Pittsburgh city council members from divulging sensitive information discussed during executive sessions by instituting a fine against its violators was formally introduced to Pittsburgh City Council Tuesday. 


Under the violation of confidentiality section of executive sessions- or closed door meetings-  under the introduced legislation, Council President Bruce Kraus and the Committee on Hearings have included a $500 fine to any city council member who divulges information from those meetings. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council urges state to regulate standards of recovery homes for addicts

Pittsburgh City Council is asking the state legislature to reconsider the prioritization of legislation aimed at setting standards for drug and alcohol recovery homes. 

Through a proclamation read by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak (District 4) on Tuesday citing the staggering effects of heroin and opioid overdose deaths in Allegheny County, Council called on the legislature to push HB 1884 and HB 2325 toward final passage this legislative session. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council one step closer to closing entertainer loophole

The Committee on Finance and Law of Pittsburgh City Council voted out legislation Wednesday that would charge a fee to entertainers, in an effort to close a loophole that allows performers to hide income and get out of paying full value for using taxpayer-funded facilities. 
A three percent “nonresident sports facility usage fee” will be put on those entertainers and professional athletes who perform at publicly funded venues in the city like PNC Park, Heinz Field, PPG Paints Arena (formerly Consol Energy Center), David Lawrence Convention Center, Peterson Events Center and Stage AE. 
Thursday, October 6, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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