Black Elected Officials Coalition Calls for Peace and Justice
The Black Elected Officials Coalition, comprised of State Reps Gainey and Wheatley, Councilpersons Lavelle and Burgess, and County Councilman Dewitt Walton, announced an agreement to work together to hold a series of community meetings to improve police-community relations.
Affordable Housing Task Force Releases Report of Recommendations
The Affordable Housing Task Force has completed its 45 page report of recommendations to address the issues connected to housing affordability and availability in the City of Pittsburgh. It has been released to the Mayor's Office and to City Council. To access a copy of the report, click here.
Public Launch of Uptown Eco-Innovation District Draws Hundreds
The public launch of Uptown's Eco-Innovation District invited residents and stakeholders to meet the consultant team, Interface Studios, to share their thoughts on a vision for an equitable and sustainable development plan for Uptown. For more information on the Eco District, please click here.
Councilman Lavelle Introduces Legislation Addressing Issue of Affordable Housing
Councilman Lavelle and Councilman Ricky Burgess introduced 2 pieces of legislation aimed at addressing the issue of affordable housing in Pittsburgh. The "Source of Income" bill would make it illegal for landlords to discriminate against tenants that use housing vouchers, and the "Affordable Housing Impact Statement" would require developers to submit a statement on the impact their proposed developments will have on affordable housing options.
Ceremonial Groundbreaking of Lower Hill 28 Acres Site
Councilman Lavelle, joined by political leaders from the State, County and City, participated in the groundbreaking for the first phase of infrastructure development of the Lower Hill District's 28 acre development site. Thanking residents and community activists for their work in advocating on behalf of the Hill and the City's best interests, the Councilman optimistically pointed to the transformative potential of the project.
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