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Not only are three famed statues in the Commons being renovated, but Councilwoman Harris also organized the North Side Veterans' Monument Initative whose goal is to assess, restore and maintain veterans monuments throughout the District. To learn more about our timeless monuments to our armed forces, enjoy this interactive feature from the Post-Gazette.

posted 9/21/16 @ 12:00 am
Councilwoman Harris Hosting Post-Agendas on Telephone Reporting Unit & Flooding in the City

Councilwoman Darlene Harris will be hosting two post-agendas, one for the revamped Telephone Reporting Unit of the Bureau of Police and Flooding issues throughout the City on the following dates:


Telephone Reporting Unit (TRU): Tuesday, September 20th @ 2:00pm

Flooding in the City: Monday, September 26th @ 1:00pm


Both will be held in Council Chambers on the Fifth Floor of the City-County Building.

For more information, call our office at 412-255-2135.

posted 9/21/16 @ 12:00 am

The Councilwoman recently discovered that individuals have been capturing wild pigeons in the city and selling them off to pigeon shoots in rural areas.  Unfortunately pigeon shoots are completely legal in Pennsylvania, and until now, it was legal to capture these wild birds for commercial purposes.  In response, Councilwoman Harris introduced an ordinance banning the capture of wild birds, which was approved unanimously on 9/15.

posted 9/17/15 @ 11:36 am

Councilwoman Harris recently passed legislation which creates clear guidelines for the film industry working in Pittsburgh.  Filming in the city has been great for local businesses, and creates jobs for our residents. Although more than 200 film productions have taken place here since 1990, we have never had an established process for permitting that often involves closing streets, and public safety officials to direct traffic.  After working extensively with the administration and the Pittsburgh Film Office, an ordinance was developed that will increase Pittsburgh's reputation as a 'film-friendly town'.

posted 4/09/15 @ 10:46 am
Councilwoman Introduces Animal Cruelty Legislation

This legislation prohibits pet owners from leaving their dogs outdoors in extreme weather conditions for long periods of time, and provides standards for dog houses, and chains used for tethering.  These ordinances put forward today's best practices for the humane treatment of dogs, and will give Animal Care and Control officers another tool to address the abuse and neglect of pets in our city.

posted 12/12/14 @ 12:00 am

When a Police K9 retires from active duty, its K9 handler typically adopts the dog and cares for it for the rest of its life.  The handler often gets a new active-duty K9 partner that he/she must care for as well.  This fall, Councilwoman Harris sponsored legislation that will provide the handlers with a small stipend, and free basic veterinary care, for the retired dogs.  This will have minimal impact on the City’s budget however the impact on our K9 handlers and their dogs will be significant.  Click the link above to see the legislation, which was unanimously approved. 

posted 11/26/14 @ 12:00 am

Under the leadership and direction of Council President Harris the city passed an historic Spay and Neuter Program. Please follow the link below for specific information and instructions regarding this program  Please call Animal Care & Control for more information 412.255.2036.


posted 4/18/12 @ 10:49 am


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