Pittsburgh, Allegheny County join national initiative to make homes greener and safer

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County join national initiative to make homes greener and safer

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzergald joined together Friday, along with other area officials, to enter into a national initiative to make the region's housing stock more efficient and healthy.

Pittsburgh joins 19 other cities nationwide by participating in the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI)- a partnership between the Mayor’s Office, other government agencies, and nonprofit service providers to deliver housing intervention programs for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County residents living in energy inefficient, unhealthy, and unsafe homes.
Friday, July 21, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Commonwealth Court sides with Pittsburgh over police salary battle

Commonwealth Court sides with Pittsburgh over police salary battle

The Commonwealth Court ruled this week that the Pittsburgh police union union's judicial request for an officer wage increase should be started at the Court of Common Pleas, instead of at the appellate level.  


The seven judge panel heard the case in Pittsburgh in early April after talks between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1 to negotiate a contract for officers broke down, sending the dispute into binding arbitration. 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Lead levels in Pittsburgh's drinking water starting to improve

Lead levels in Pittsburgh's drinking water starting to improve

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority announced Tuesday that it is now in compliance with Environmental Protection Agency's standards for lead levels in drinking water according to its most recent compliance testing.
128 residential samples were collected through June 2017 and the 90th percentile value was calculated at 15 parts per billion (ppb), the EPA action level. Less than 10 percent of homes were above 15 ppb.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Experts explain state medical marijuana program to Pittsburgh City Council

Although the medical marijuana program in Pennsylvania has been passed into law, it is has yet to get up and running, spurring questions from some Pittsburgh City Council members as to what the program will look like in the city.

Councilman Corey O’Connor, along with Sen. Daylin Leach, one of the prime sponsors of Act 16 of 2016, held a post agenda meeting Thursday afternoon to brief the city officials on what they can expect when the growing/processing and dispensary facilities open in Pittsburgh.

With the announcement of medical marijuana facility permits by the state Health Department last month, the Pittsburgh area is set to receive one growing/processing plant in McKeesport and three primary dispensary locations set for Oakland, Lawrenceville, and Squirrel Hill. Under the law, each dispensary is allowed up to three different locations. 

Friday, July 14, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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Fellowship program could bring help to Pittsburgh's Facilities Optimization Plan

Fellowship program could bring help to Pittsburgh's Facilities Optimization Plan

Pittsburgh City Council is set to vote on legislation that would bring in mid-level professionals to help aid in a plan to re-invest in city-owned facilities.  


Council could vote as soon as Tuesday of next week on funding for a Fellowship Participation Agreement with FUSE Corps, a non-profit organization that helps aid local governments on various civic projects, to allow three individuals help carry out Mayor Peduto’s Facilities Optimization Plan. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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