Selections from the District 7 Newsletter – August 2013

News and Updates

D7 Team to continue Council to Go
The District 7 team is happy to announce that the office will continue hosting Council to Go meetings throughout District 7 to hear the concerns of residents and answer questions relating to city government. Council to Go meetings have proven to be one of the most useful tools in helping to serve the needs of the communities that our office serves, and we are excited to continue hosting the monthly meetings until a new representative is sworn in to fill the District 7 City Council seat. For more information about Council to Go, including dates and locations of upcoming Council to Go meetings in your neighborhood, take a look at the Council to Go page of the District 7 website.

Are you or is someone you know in need of connecting with community, health, or disaster services? The United Way’s 211-line is a free resource and information hub that connects people in need with vital services and support through a free 24/7 confidential phone service and website. 211 provides access to housing, utility issues, food, and more. To learn more about 211, visit the 211 website or contact the United Way.

City Council District 7 special election timeline, documents on D7 website
With the special election to fill Patrick’s seat as the District 7 City Council representative in full swing, our office is committed informing District 7 residents about the special election process. Our team has posted an easily accessible election timeline on our website. Take a look at the documents by following this link.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

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

Union Project – Thursday, August 1st, 7pm-8pm, 801 N. Negley Avenue
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

Did you know?

Did you know that 11% of properties in District 7 are vacant? There are 20,257 total parcels in D7, and 2,248 of them are vacant according to PGHSNAP, a mapping tool created by City Planning.

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