Councilman Dowd's January Newsletter

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News and Updates

City Council Funds Lawrenceville Library.
City Council averted the closing of several Carnegie Library branches with a $600,000 grant. Lawrenceville’s historic branch will be open for 2010 while the library seeks a sustainable source of long-term funding.

Council Votes YES on Prevailing Wage.
Councilman Dowd voted to support a prevailing wage ordinance in the City of Pittsburgh. The ordinance requires developments that receive public subsidies to pay prevailing wages to all employees. Bill 2009-1967.

Council Recognizes Lawrenceville United Director.
Councilman Patrick Dowd and City Council members recognized outgoing Lawrenceville United Executive Director Tony Ceoffe with a proclamation on December 15, 2009. Mr. Ceoffe begins a term as Magisterial District Judge in 2010.

Upcoming Events

Council to Go.
January 20: From 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Councilman Dowd and staff will be in Polish Hill at the Polish Hill Civic Association, 3060 Brereton Street.

January 27: From 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Councilman Dowd and staff will be in Highland Park at Tazza D’oro, 1125 N. Highland Ave.

Public Meetings.

January 5: The first legislative meeting of 2010. New members are sworn in at 10:00 am in City Council Chambers.

January 6: The Historic Review Commission will hold a public hearing on the nomination of Iron City Brewing Company at 2:00 pm in the first floor hearing room at 200 Ross Street.

Did You Know?

Curbside Holiday Tree Recycling.
Trees will be collected on your designated recycling day during the month of January. Place your tree at the curb with your other recyclable materials. Trees must have all ornaments, lights and stands removed. No trees in plastic bags will be accepted. Contact the Recycling Division for more information: (412) 255-2631.