Councilman Patrick Dowd's December Newsletter


News and Updates

Lawrenceville’s Library.
Councilman Dowd and his colleagues successfully cast a preliminary vote to provide the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with enough funds to continue operating the Lawrenceville branch in 2010. While the difficult work of finding a sustainable funding stream is still to be completed, City Council has at least averted the closure or move of any facilities next year. A final vote will take place next Tuesday, December 1. Please call our office with any questions.

Map Pittsburgh: Stanton Heights.
Map Pittsburgh
is a community-driven process to update the zoning of Pittsburgh neighborhoods in order to reflect current usage and community input. Stanton Heights is the last neighborhood in District 7 to go through this process. If you live in Stanton Heights, please come to a community meeting hosted by City Planning on November 30 at 6:00 pm at Sunnyside School to learn about the changes.

City Living.
The City of Pittsburgh has partnered with the Urban Redevelopment Authority to promote living in the City of Pittsburgh. They’re looking for your input and feedback on the site:
. The site is still in development so if you see inaccuracies or information about your neighborhood that’s missing, let them know! You can also sign up to be a neighborhood ambassador.

Upcoming Events

Council to Go.
December 3: Join us for a special Cookie Tour Council to Go in Lawrenceville from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Perk Me Up.

December 9: From 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Councilman Dowd and staff will be in Morningside at Morning Glory Coffee at 1806 Chislett Street.

December 18: From 7:30 to 9:00 am, Councilman Dowd and staff will be at our regularly scheduled Council to Go at Perk Me up in Lawrenceville.

Public Meetings.
November 30: A Map Pittsburgh community input meeting for Stanton Heights will be held at 6:00 pm at Sunnyside School.

November 30: City Council will hold a public hearing at 10:00 am on the education privilege tax in City Council Chambers.

December 10: At 2:30 pm in Council Chambers, City Council will hold a hearing on Bill 2009-1967prevailing wages to their employees and tenants. which requires certain publicly funded developments to pay

To register to speak at any public hearing, call the City Clerk at 412.255.2138.

Our office will be closed on December 24 and December 25.

Did You Know?

2010 Budget.
The proposed 2010 budget for the City of Pittsburgh is available online. Take a look at