From the District 7 newsletter for September


City Council returns from summer recess, begins regular meeting schedule

It’s been a relaxing summer break, but Pittsburgh City Council will end its summer recess and resume its regular meeting schedule with back-to-back regular and standing committee meetings on Wednesday, September 4th.  City Council meetings can be watched live on the City Channel or on the Pittsburgh City Clerk’s Legislative Information Center. Subsequent regular meetings of Council will be held on Tuesdays at 10 AM, with standing committee meetings held on Wednesdays at 10 AM.


Council to Go

Join District 7 staff for Council to Go, City Council District 7’s mobile constituent services office, where residents are encouraged to voice their concerns, ideas, and questions related to city government and services.

Bloomfield/Lawrenceville – Thursday, September 5th, 6pm-7pm, Caffe Mona, 4200 Penn Ave
Polish Hill – Wednesday, October 9th, 7pm-8pm, Polish Hill Civic Association, 3060 Brereton Street

Community Events

Talk with neighbors, concerned residents, and Zone 5 public safety officials at the September meeting of the Zone 5 Public Safety Council, to be held on Tuesday, September 10th at 7 PM at the Union Project located at 801 N. Negley Avenue. Public Safety Council meetings are a great opportunity to stay informed on public safety issues in your neighborhood and to talk with the public safety professionals that keep our communities safe.

Lawrenceville United is bringing back their annual fundraiser with a newly revised and revamped event called LIVE! in Lawrenceville. LIVE! in Lawrenceville is the recurring annual fundraiser for Lawrenceville United. Tickets are $25.00 in advance ($30.00 at the door), 2 for $40.00 ($50.00 at the door), and $15.00 for LU’s Senior AdvantAGE members.  Please call LU for tickets by calling (412)-802-7220, or purchase online at LIVE! in Lawrenceville will take place on Saturday, September 14th from 7 PM – 11 PM at the Teamsters Temple (4701 Butler Street).

Did you know?

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. This program, called the Citizens Police Academy (CPA), brings the police and the community closer together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant. Participants receive three hours of training one evening each week for 15 weeks in many of the varied functions of law enforcement, including the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, the processing of crime scenes, and the operations of many of the Pittsburgh Police’s specialized enforcement units.

The next session of the CPA will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the South Hills Retirement Residence (old South Hills High School), at 125 Ruth Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15211.  The program will be held each Tuesday evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 15 weeks. Click here for a link to the CPA application.

Read the full District 7 September newsletter here.