The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., sought the security assistance. More than 3,000 law enforcement officers from outside the department will help Washington police when Mr. Trump is sworn in Jan. 20, according to the MPD.
Bruce Kraus, the Pittsburgh council president, cited a sense of shared duty.
“There are many times when we are a host city to special events where we ask cities to supplement our police force, as well,” Mr. Kraus said. “I guess there’s a level of karma to that.”
Council members voted 8-0 to approve the request, which Mayor Bill Peduto is expected to finalize. Councilman Ricky Burgess was absent.
In a briefing last week, Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said Pittsburgh officers would focus largely on protecting a parade route. They are due to travel to Washington on Jan. 18 and return Jan. 21. The capital and federal government will be responsible for their pay and other expenses, according to council legislation.
• Councilman Dan Gilman introduced a bill that would keep the city from asking job applicants about their past or current compensation. Such reviews perpetuate wage inequity for women and minorities, he said.
“There’s no reason we should be concerned with what someone makes in their current job, or in previous job history, in determining whether or not they are the right fit for a city job,” Mr. Gilman said. “That should be based on experience. It should be based on their skill set, the demands of the job, the budget of the position.”
The bill would discourage private employers, too, from considering applicants’ prior pay. Council is expected to discuss the proposal Jan. 18.
• Council voted 8-0 to approve a resolution centered on the Lower Hill District. The measure would let Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge investigate whether and how the city — or its Urban Redevelopment Authority — might pursue development ideas for the former Civic Arena site.
Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, who represents the Hill District, introduced the measure. He has cited frustration over a lack of redevelopment since the arena’s 2012 demolition. The Pittsburgh Penguins hold development rights at the publicly owned property and have said they’re making progress.
The legislation heads next to Mr. Peduto for final consideration. His office needs to review the matter with Ms. Sanchez-Ridge, spokesman Timothy McNulty said.
Last month, Mr. Peduto’s chief of staff, Kevin Acklin, said the administration stood behind the Penguins but would not block Mr. Lavelle’s right to seek legal advice.
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