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.
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.
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.