February newsletter from the office of Councilman Patrick Dowd

News and Updates

Patrick Dowd Joins Carnegie Library Board.

On January 26 Patrick Dowd was appointed to the Board of the Carnegie Public Library for a term of two years. “As a former teacher and School Board representative, it is especially gratifying to serve the library at this critical time in its history. In the coming months, I look forward to working with library, community, and civic leaders to find a long-term solution to the library’s funding challenges,” Councilman Dowd said about the appointment.

Council Votes YES on Amended Prevailing Wage Bill.

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 2010-0105.

City Council Goes Digital.

Live streaming of City Council meetings is now available on Council’s website. If you miss a discussion you’re interested in hearing, you can also watch it later at the Legislative Information Center.

Free Tax Prep for Seniors/Low Income Filers.

Check our website for a list of locations in or near District 7 where seniors and low income households can get free assistance with tax preparation.

Upcoming Events

Council to Go.

February 8: From 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Councilman Dowd and staff will host a special Bloomfield Council to Go at Crazy Mocha, 4525 Liberty Ave.

February 19: From 7:30 to 9:00 am, Councilman Dowd and staff return to Lawrenceville’s Perk Me Up.

February 24: From 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Councilman Dowd and staff will be in Morningside at Morning Glory Coffee at 1806 Chislett Street.

Public Meetings.

February 9: City Council will hold a public hearing at 1:30 pm on increasing the amount of bicycle parking in the City of Pittsburgh. We’d love to see bike advocates there!

February 17: Help us imagine the future of Leslie Park Pool! Share your memories and brainstorm new uses for this space. 6:30 – 8:30 pm at St. Matthew Parish, 5322 Carnegie Street.

February 21: Join us for another brainstorming session for Leslie Park Pool at the Stephen Foster Center, noon – 2:00 pm.

Map Pittsburgh: RESCHEDULED! The Map Pittsburgh public hearing for Stanton Heights at the Planning Commission has been rescheduled from February 2 to March 16 at 2:00 pm.

Did You Know?

Buy in the Burgh.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority and City of Pittsburgh have launched www.buyintheburgh.com – a comprehensive list of all publicly owned property and land available for sale. Information on properties and how to become a qualified buyer is available on the site.