City Council Public Hearings on Mayor’s Plan to Lease Parking Assets

Pittsburgh City Council will hold four public meetings beginning Monday, July 26th about Mayor Ravenstahl’s plan to lease the parking assets (garages and possibly meters) in order to fund the city’s pension. The purpose of this series of meetings is for Council to hear the public’s thoughts on the Mayor’s plan. Each meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Dates and locations:
Monday, July 26 – Downtown – in City Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building, enter on Grant street side

Tuesday, July 27 – South Side – Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Headquarters — 10 S. 19th Street at the River

Thursday, July 29 – Oakland – Pittsburgh Board of Education headquarters – 341 S. Bellefield Avenue, second floor

Monday, August 2 – North Side – Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Cafeteria – 50 Montgomery Street – enter by the loading dock

In June, Councilman Dowd proposed a resolution that called for public meetings in September, after the mayor will have announced the final plan, including the company selected and the amount they will be paying. Any alternatives suggested by Council will also be released around this time. The aforementioned resolution passed unanimously. Thus, there will be another opportunity for the public to comment to Council in September.

To learn more about the Mayor’s plan, you can find the written draft agreement here.

If you have comments about the Mayor’s plan, we encourage you to attend one of the four upcoming meetings.