Pgh City Council approves plan to spend $335M in federal COVID-19 aid
The city will earmark $7 million for an initiative aimed at strengthening Black businesses and neighborhoods.
Criminal justice reforms, progressive victories, and other takeaways from Pgh.’s historic 2021 primary election | Analysis
Allegheny County voters also approved a ballot initiative that would limit the use of solitary confinement at the Allegheny County Jail. A “yes” on that question received 69 percent of the vote.
‘I moved into systemic racism’: Pittsburghers speak out on displacement of Black residents
Activists want the city to use $200 million in federal stimulus money to be used for building affordable housing for East Liberty, Homewood, and Lincoln-Larimer area residents who have been displaced.
New homeownership support program in Pgh draws praise from Peduto and skepticism from others
The new program known as OwnPGH features a $22 million bond issuance to finance a fund designed to lower barriers to the acquisition of single-family homes throughout the city.
Pittsburgh passed an eviction moratorium. Now its pols are quarreling over who gets credit | Analysis
An economic debate has turned into a political with two of the Steel City's most high-profile pols clashing over it.
Pgh advocates gather 65K signatures for no-knock warrant ban and solitary confinement limit ballot initiatives
Pittsburgh City Council has also shown support for a no-knock warrant ban, and has introduced legislation to ban Pittsburgh Police officers from doing that practice.
Pgh. City Council shifts over $9M away from police, Mon-Oakland Connector in proposed budget
Pittsburgh City Council offered amendments Tuesday to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s 2021 budget proposal.
Activists criticize level of funding for Pittsburgh Police Department in 2021 budget proposal
By Amanda Waltz PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and his administration have received criticism from some advocates for what they say is prioritizing police funding over the needs of under-served communities, especially during a pandemic that has left many residents struggling. Activists believe there is too high an allocation towards the police department in the City […]
Pittsburgh City Council proposal would ban city cops from using facial recognition software
The bill sponsored by City Council member Corey O’Connor is aimed at reestablishing a level of accountability of the police within city government.