District 6 In the News
Public Hearing Scheduled on Noise Code Amendments for February 14
In response to increasing complaints from Downtown residents about overnight construction noise, Councilman Lavelle has been working with the City Planning Department on legislation that would limit heavy impact construction between the hours of 8am-6pm. The amendment to City Code is part of an overhaul of the Noise Code that is currently under consideration by Council.
Council Passes Housing Opportunity Fund
Councilman Lavelle legislated the creation of a Housing Opportunity Fund for the city of Pittsburgh. The ordinance requires the city to set aside a minimum of $10 million each year for the creation and preservation of affordable housing. The fund will help stabilize and foster mixed-income neighborhoods, encouraging newcomers and helping long-timers stay put amid higher property values, taxes and market pressures. Aid offerings could include down-payment assistance, home rehabilitation and foreclosure prevention.