Pittsburgh City Councilwoman, Natalia Rudiak
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak announced a proposal to make a wealth of information -- from the location of potholes, to building permits, to paving schedules -- available to the public on a new city website and for consumption by the tech community who could transform the data into useful apps.
"We want to blow the doors of this building open to provide information," Mr. Peduto said.
The legislation puts the onus on the city to proacti
Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deb Gross is proposing legislation that would the create a Land Bank for the city of Pittsburgh, a mechanism that could streamline the process of redeveloping tax-delinquent land, parcels that are often the blighted eyesores of communities. Ms Gross wants public input on many of the program's details.
Land Banks are quasi-governmental entities created by counties or municipalities to effectively manage and repurpose an inventory of underuse
The fountain in Downtown's Point State Park, which has been shut off for repairs since April 2009, will resume operation in a ceremony set for June 7. The dedication ceremony, titled "Riverlights At The Point", will be free and open to the public and will take place on the first night of the Three Rivers Arts Festival.
When it returns to operation, the fountain will have a disappearing edge water feature inside the basin, a restored outer basin ring, new pumping equipment and ne