Allegheny County announces new program for low, limited income families

Allegheny County announces new program for low, limited income families

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald was joined Thursday morning by representatives from the Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA), Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County-Habitat Homeownership Initiative to announce a collaborative to provide homeownership opportunities for low and limited income families- a first for the county.  

 

“Homeownership remains one of the most important goals because of the benefits it provides to families and the communities in which they live,” said Fitzgerald. “We want people to invest in their homes, their community and this county and know that, for many, that investment begins as a homeowner.”  

Thursday, February 9, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh City Council approves new Police Chief

Pittsburgh City Council approves new Police Chief

Pittsburgh City Council unanimously approved Scott Schubert’s appointment as chief of the city’s Bureau of Police on Tuesday. 

“I think this is a great appointment by the Mayor,” said Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2). “We’ve seen [Schubert] first hand serve the community as commander of our zone, attend countless community meetings…it's just tremendous.”
Tuesday, February 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
State Auditor General to conduct review of Pittsburgh's water authority

State Auditor General to conduct review of Pittsburgh's water authority

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto announced Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority board, with support from the administration, will be inviting state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to conduct his own performance investigation of the authority’s operations. 


The Office of Municipal Investigations (OMI) will also begin an investigation at PWSA to discover why the authority was forced to issue a flush and boil water advisory last week, causing upheaval for some 100,000 city residents. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Council committee weighs pros and cons of allowing public vaping

Allegheny County Council committee weighs pros and cons of allowing public vaping

The Allegheny County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee met Monday evening to vet a controversial proposal to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places. 

The committee heard from a panel of medical practitioners, advocacy groups and business owners, as well as members of the public, on the potential negative and positive consequences of the ban. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Mayor seeking outside advisory team to restructure the PWSA

Pittsburgh Mayor seeking outside advisory team to restructure the PWSA

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration is calling for a financial and legal advisory team to assist the city in making improvements to the embattled Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. 

“The City of Pittsburgh owns the water and sewer system that was leased to the PWSA decades ago. It's time to reevaluate this structure,” said the Mayor in a statement. 
Friday, February 3, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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