Pittsburgh/ Politics & Govt
Published on July 23, 2019
Bus Rapid Transit project tops Pittsburgh government council agendaPhoto: Unsplash

Trying to keep up with your city government? Hoodline’s here to help with this preview of Wednesday's Pittsburgh City Council meeting, featuring the issues that are scheduled for discussion and voting. What’s more, we’ll review the council's previous meeting to highlight recent actions it has taken.

Leading the forthcoming agenda is a resolution to enter an agreement with Allegheny County, the Port Authority of Allegheny County and the Urban Redevelopment Authority on the Bus Rapid Transit Project and to spend $90,000 in city funds.

The City Council is also expected to address a resolution that would accept a donation from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh of $5,000 to be deposited into the Public Safety Support Trust Fund.

Other agenda items include a resolution to accept a $500 donation on behalf of R. Joshua Dobbs to support the City of Pittsburgh’s Police Chess Club for Kids.

Want to attend and make your voice heard? The meeting will take place at the Council Chambers and begins at 10:01 a.m.

July 16 meeting in review

In its last session, the City Council referred to committee a resolution to contract with the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University for up to $20,000 to develop an interactive mapping tool using local housing data to map discrimination, displacement, eviction and gentrification.

The council also referred to committee a resolution to receive grant funding of up to $1,000 from the Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania for a listening tour in which commissioners and youth will identify existing intersectional inequities and offer ideas to improve the equity of Pittsburgh.

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